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Human Resources Officer

Assist the Human Resources Manager with employee and resource management tasks

What's it like to be a Human Resources Officer?

As a Human Resources (HR) Officer your main role is to help manage people across a wide range of areas to ensure the wellbeing of all employees and foster effective workplace relations. Human Resources Officers assist the Human Resources Manager and wider team with tasks such as recruitment and hiring, employee performance, remuneration and rewards, training and inductions, employee relations, and workplace health and safety.

Human Resources Officer

Tasks and duties

  • Providing advice and assistance on HR policies, projects and procedures.
  • Assisting the HR Manager in recruitment activities such as preparing job descriptions, advertising roles and conducting interviews.
  • Overseeing the onboarding of new staff and assisting in the development of onboarding procedures.
  • Preparing reports for the HR Manager and maintaining employee records.
  • Developing training and development programs.
  • Assisting with performance management processes and devising staff remuneration, rewards and recognition and wellbeing programs.
  • Dealing with workplace relations issues such as complaints, conflicts, grievances and misconduct.
  • Coordinating workplace health and safety initiatives.
  • Organising counselling or support for staff members dealing with a workplace accident or personal trauma.
  • Reviewing employment and working conditions to ensure legal compliance.
  • Managing staff succession planning.

What can I earn as a Human Resources Officer?

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How to become a Human Resources Officer


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To become a Human Resources Officer in Australia, it is recommended that you have a relevant qualification in human resources. This could be a bachelor or diploma-level qualification.

  1. Undertake a qualification in human resource management, such as a Diploma in Human Resources Management. These courses will help you to develop skills in such areas as talent management, recruitment, and workplace health and safety.
  2. If you wish to undertake further study, you might consider completing an Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources) or Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) or alternatively specialising in a particular area of human resources such as completing a Graduate Diploma of Business (Industrial Relations and Human Resources).
  3. Gain work experience. You may choose, for example, to do an internship in the HR department of a company, take on an administrative support role in an HR department or do volunteer HR work at a not for profit organisation.

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Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources)

This qualification provides you with the skills to lead and make strategic decisions on the human resource activities of an organisation.

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Latest Human Resources Officer reviews

Latest reviews from 14 Human Resources Officers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Being a HR Officer is a great stepping stone between HR Administrators/Coordinators wanting to move into HRBP/HRM roles
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Law
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Human Resources
The good things
HR officers tasks can vary from company to company, however if the role involves a spread over performance management, industrial relations, recruitment and employee training and development, it's a g...
The challenges
Being a HR Officer often involves dealing with employee grievances and complaints, and sometimes the negativity and poor attitudes of employees can wear you down. There are also times where the role c...
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May 2021
No job is perfect like everything else but I enjoy the role and work life balance of working part time
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
HR & Advisory
The good things
This role is varied, it is very interesting in getting to know the staff in the whole organisation and their work structure and establishing positive working relationships with a diverse range of peop...
The challenges
Some of my roles are repetitive and some roles are time consuming where research is a requirement to ensure staff are paid correctly
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