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1.3.9 Human Resources Management Skill

This factor measures the knowledge of human resource policies required to manage the positionís area of responsibility, or the knowledge required to formulate human resource policies.

Included is the degree to which the position provides training and development as part of its broader role, or formulates training and development policy. Differing levels of complexity of subject material dealt with are also recognised. (In this regard, this factor is not used for professional trainers, lecturers, teachers, or similar positions. The teaching skills required by these positions are measured by the Communication Skills factors.)

Refer also Appendix A - Job Categories for examples of jobs classified as advanced level clerical, associate professional, etc.

Table 1.3.9 Human Resources Management Skill


Position is not required to apply human resource policies or develop or provide training as a component of the position's human resources management role.


Requires familiarity with and the ability to apply human resource policies, including for example conditions of employment and occupational health and safety. May provide on-the-job training, guidance and advice based on practical experience up to the level of elementary clerical, sales, service or manual skills, in conjunction with trainers, tradespersons, or more skilled employees.


Requires ability to contribute to the development of human resource policies and practices, including for example: remuneration policy, employee relations, equal employment opportunity, recruitment and selection procedures, preparing job descriptions, and undertaking job analysis, job grading and job sizing. May provide, as a substantive part of the role, on-the-job training, guidance and advice based on practical experience in advanced level clerical or service, trade, or associate professional level skills.


Requires the ability to implement a broad range of human resource policies and procedures, or the ability to research, formulate and recommend human resource policy in a complex area. Interprets and advises on awards and other legislation relevant to the management of human resources. May direct, lead, and implement organisation-wide employee development programs, and contribute to the development and implementation of long term organisation-wide staffing strategies, or provide as a substantive part of the role direction, leadership, and structured on-the-job training in professional, advanced professional, or management skills.


Develops and recommends long term human resource plans, including long term policies and plans for employee staffing, development and training. Directs the organisation-wide implementation of human resource policies. This level would include highly specialised HR practitioners and HR managers of very large organisations. May formulate or assess complex organisation structures: including integration or rationalisation.

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