You will require this licence if you intend to operate as an employment agent. You will be considered an employment agent if you:
- receive payment for helping people find employment
- receive payment for helping businesses or other people find new employees
- place people in jobs and receive from the employer an 'entrance fee', periodical contribution or any other charge for your services.
This can include traditional employment agencies and employment brokers, as well as booking agencies, babysitting agencies, house sitting agencies, and cleaning agencies.
You will not require this licence if you are
- a newspaper
- a labour hire company
- already licensed to handle the employment of seafarers
- a State or Federal Government department or agency.
This licence can only be issued to individuals, but individuals may hold the licence on behalf of a company, which will then cover the whole company.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- Be a fit and proper person;
- Submit to a National Police Certificate;
- Submit the required forms; and
- Pay any required fees.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
General or Restricted Licence: $993; Interim Licence: $35.70.
Department of Commerce
Employment Agents Act 1976 (Western Australia)
Employment Agents Regulation 1976 (Western Australia)
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