Pricing to match your hiring needs

Pay as you go

$950 AUD per shortlist

$650 AUD for a re-published role

For companies with fewer or less predictable hiring needs

Save 10%


Purchase credit for 5 shortlists and receive a 10% discount

For companies with frequent or more predictable junior hiring needs

Your first shortlist is free. No setup required.

Enterprise pricing

If you have a large number of roles and high applicant volumes, contact us for custom pricing.

Student roles

We also offer flexible part-time contracts for student roles. Learn more

Hiring with Hatch

Save time and money on every junior role

Time spent


Time to shortlist

Shortlisting rigour

Unconcious bias

Candidate experience

30 min shortlist

$650-$950 per shortlist

1 week from posting a job ad

Objective matching science

Anonymised assessment

Automated applicant feedback

Shortlisting internally

~20 hours*

• CV screening
• Phone screening
• Coordination

~$3,000 of internal time

1 week from posting a job ad

Quick CV scan and phone calls

CVs prone to human biases

Challenging to be consistent

Using recuiters

Many hours of CV
screening, coordination
and feedback

$10-20,000+ per role



Prone to human biases

Intermediated and unknown

* Based on a role that receives 100 applications

Your first shortlist is free. No setup required.

Student roles

Flexible part-time contracts, where we handle all the employment and payroll admin.

Access 25K+ students seeking meaningful work while they study.

It’s free to hire students permanently after their placement.

Learn more about student roles

For student roles

Contract from us

You pay a monthly invoice based on the hours worked.

$37.04 per hour. Includes all costs and 15% Hatch margin.

Request a student

Frequently asked questions

How do you define a shortlist?

A standard shortlist is between 6 and 12 people, depending on the quality and volume of applications and the number of positions you’re hiring for. Assessment for a Shortlist will take place for a maximum of 4 weeks (30 days) from the date the role is ‘live’ (when the first candidate’s application is received by Hatch).

What is a ‘re-published’ role?

A ‘re-published’ role is one that you have used Hatch for previously, with the same role title and assessable items. If you believe only minor amendments are required to a previous role please contact

Will my pre-purchased Shortlists expire?

No, Shortlist credits currently have no expiry date. You can purchase these now at a discount of 10% with the comfort of being able to use them when you need to.

What are my payment options - credit card? invoicing?

You are able to pay via credit card or via invoice (with 14 day payment terms). In addition to this we also accept BECS Direct Debit.

If you choose to pay-as-you-go you will receive an invoice for each Shortlist. If you would like to pay for multiple Shortlists at once, we recommend pre-purchasing these to avoid needing to process multiple invoices.

When will I be billed?

If you choose to pay via credit card you will be charged once you have provided your card details at the checkout page and clicked ‘Pay’. If you choose to pay by invoice, the invoice will be sent to your nominated billing contact once the Shortlist is delivered.

What if I’m not satisfied with the Shortlist I have been billed for?

We will work with you to do everything we can to make sure you are satisfied. If you would like to discuss this please contact us at

If you have more billing or payment questions, see our support center.