Human Resource Adviser

Also known as Human Resource Consultant, Personnel Officer.
Provides staffing and personnel administration services in support of an organisation's human resource policies and programs.
Training time 9 months - 1 year
Average pay $72,781
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 7,200

What does a Human Resource Adviser do?

  • 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


  • Workforce Planning Analyst

Related courses

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Diploma of Human Resources Management
Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources)
Certificate II in Skills for Education, Training and Employment Pathways