223113 Workplace Relations Adviser

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ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Workplace Relations Adviser
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Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
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ANZSCO Occupation Description: 


Assists in resolving disputes by advising on workplace relations policies and problems, and representing industrial, commercial, union, employer or other parties in negotiations on rates of pay and conditions of employment.
Skill Level: 1
Industrial Relations Officer
Trade Union Official
Union Organiser

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2231 Human Resource Professionals

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ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Human Resource Professionals
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HUMAN RESOURCE PROFESSIONALS plan, develop, implement and evaluate staff recruitment, assist in resolving disputes by advising on workplace matters, and represent industrial, commercial, union, employer and other parties in negotiations on issues such as enterprise bargaining, rates of pay and conditions of employment.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

arranging for advertising of job vacancies, interviewing and testing of applicants, and selection of staff
maintaining personnel records and associated human resource information systems
providing advice and information to management on workplace relations policies and procedures, staff performance and disciplinary matters
arranging the induction of staff and providing information on conditions of service, salaries and promotional opportunities
receiving and recording job vacancy information from employers such as details about job description, wages and conditions of employment
providing information on current job vacancies in the organisation to employers and job seekers
undertaking negotiations on terms and conditions of employment, and examining and resolving disputes and grievances
studying and interpreting legislation, awards, collective agreements and employment contracts, wage payment systems and dispute settlement procedures
developing, planning and formulating enterprise agreements or collective contracts such as productivity-based wage adjustment procedures, workplace relations policies and programs, and procedures for their implementation
overseeing the formation and conduct of workplace consultative committees and employee participation initiatives

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 370.60
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 276.00
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 306.70