The human resources and employment sector focuses on the workplace and incorporates employee engagement and recruitment, occupational workplace health and safety, and employee training and development. Jobs in this sector are found in both private and public organisations including health, hospitality, and education.

Specific Job Titles

  • Human Resources Officer
  • Training Officer (Facilitator)
  • Industrial Relations Officer (Workplace Relations)
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer (Advisor)
  • Professional Placement officer
  • Student Support Officer
  • Organisational Development Consultant

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Human Resource Management, Business, Psychology, Marketing or similar).
  • Core skills in the discipline of psychology.

Specific Job Titles

Human Resources Officer

In this role you provide administrative services for the recruitment and employment of staff. This includes recruitment, training and development, monitoring performance and employee counselling. Knowledge and expertise in current employment legislation is essential. Specific roles may vary depending on the organisation.

Training and Development Officer (Facilitator)

In this role you will plan, develop, implement and evaluate training and development programs in organisations. You will research and organise staff training, develop training resources, evaluate training programs and make recommendations on suitable external training courses for staff.

(Note: often required to complete Certificate IV Training and Assessment).

Industrial Relations Officer (Workplace Relations)

In this role you manage employment conditions and issues, research policy and workplace legislation and provide assistance in the resolution of disputes. Knowledge and expertise in current workplace legislation is essential. You might represent industrial, commercial, union, employers or other organisations in negotiations.

Recruitment Consultant

In this role you consult with clients and/or candidates to determine their employment requirements, assess their training needs and determine their suitability for a particular job. You will also assist employers to find suitable staff. Previous experience in recruitment and current market knowledge are essential.

Occupational Health and Safety Officer (Advisor)

In this role you will research, analyse, implement, coordinate and monitor health and safety systems, and procedures in accordance with legislation. This includes identifying hazards, assessing risks, recommending appropriate safety controls and providing advice about accident prevention and occupational health.

(Note: further study is required; OSH diploma or Certificate IV Workplace Health and Safety, at a minimum).

Professional Placement Officer (Student Placement Officer)

In this role you will be responsible for student placements in professional and/or clinical roles within relevant industry sectors. You establish and coordinate the administrative processes of these placements for students, and assist student learning by providing appropriate placements.

Student Support Officer (Student Services)

In this role you provide professional, articulate and timely responses to student enquiries. This involves assisting students with learning management systems, administrative processes, course selection, and complaints. Knowledge and expertise of the education sector (e.g., TAFE, University etc.) would be considered favourably.

Organisational Development Junior Consultant (Graduate entry)

In this role you provide strategic advice on workforce capability development, and develop and drive innovative approaches to organisational development initiatives, under the supervision of a more experienced consultant.

(Note: Honours Degree in a relevant discipline is essential).