Growing demand for management consultants

Posted on 8/13/2020 by Tharaka Perera Perera in News

August 2020 - There is strong demand for management consultants in Australia as businesses seek experts to help navigate change and assist with decision-making.

VETASSESS and the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to develop assessment standards for people who wish to migrate as management consultants to Australia.

VETASSESS conducts skills assessments for management consultants who intend to apply for migration to Australia and the IMC is the professional organisation for management consultants.

Under the agreement, the Institute endorses VETASSESS’ skills assessment criteria for the occupation of management consultant and VETASSESS and the IMC will share insights and information on industry trends affecting the profession.

VETASSESS’ skills assessments for migration purposes involve assessing an applicant’s qualifications and employment against the requirements of their nominated occupation in Australia.

VETASSESS Executive Director Rob Thomason says management consultants who migrate can contribute knowledge of international markets to Australian businesses and different analytical approaches.

“Australia’s migrant population has played an important part in the nation’s growth and skilled migrants bring new ideas to their workplaces,” he said. “Our collaborative relationship with the IMC will ensure that our assessment criteria remain relevant, so employers can have confidence in the skills of the people they hire.”

Institute of Management Consultants Federal President Steve Turner says “increasingly, consultants will be needed to advise businesses on business models and business practices using new digital delivery methods and workforce management arrangements, as well as on how to restructure their businesses, during and post COVID-19.

“Those wishing to hire consultants want to know that they are credible, qualified, and have a track record of success. IMC, as the peak professional association for consultants in Australia, has rigorous assessment processes for membership and Certification which are line with internationally recognised competencies for consulting practice,’ he said. “We are delighted to work with VETASSESS to assist those wishing to pursue the profession in Australia.”

For more information contact the VETASSESS communications team on +61 3 9655 4801 or email


VETASSESS provides tailored, independent assessment services to governments, education sectors and industries globally.

We have pioneered assessment services to recognise and verify individuals’ qualifications, skills and experience for migration purposes against the requirements of more than 360 professional and 29 trade occupations. We partner with industries to find people with the abilities and talents that businesses need.

About IMC

The Institute of Management Consultants is the professional institute representing the management consulting profession and its members in Australia. It sets and maintains internationally recognised standards for the profession and conducts professional development to help members in their careers.

as the peak professional association for consultants in Australia