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Human Resource Adviser

Human Resource Adviser
ANZSCO Code: 223111 / Group B

Human Resource Advisers provide staffing and human resources administration services in support of an organization’s human resource policies and programs.

Occupation description

Human Resource Advisers provide staffing and human resources administration services in support of an organization’s human resource policies and programs.

Occupations considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:

  • Human Resource Consultant
  • Human Resource Officer
  • Workforce Planning Analyst

Occupations not considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:

  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Workplace Relations Adviser
  • Human Resource Clerk

These occupations are classified elsewhere in ANZSCO.

Human Resource Adviser is a VETASSESS Group B occupation.

This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree or higher.

Applicants can fulfil the assessment criteria for this occupation in four different ways.

*If employment is prior to the completion of the qualification at the required level, an applicant must have at least one year of highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level within the last five years. The remaining five years of pre-qualifying period may be within the last ten years.

A positive assessment of both qualification level and employment duration is required for a positive Skills Assessment outcome.


Group B Previous

* Additional qualifications in a highly relevant field of study include those comparable to the following levels: 

  • AQF Diploma 
  • AQF Advanced Diploma
  • AQF Associate Degree or AQF Graduate Diploma

*** Bachelor degree or higher degree includes: 

  • AQF Master Degree or AQF Doctoral Degree

** Highly relevant paid employment duration (20 hours or more per week) 


minimum years of employment highly relevant to the nominated occupation, completed at an appropriate skill level in the five years before the date of application for a Skills Assessment. 

minimum 4 years of relevant employment required – Three years of relevant employment (can be outside the last 5-year period) in addition to at least one year of highly relevant employment within the last five years before applying.

Qualification and Employment Criteria

AQF Bachelor degree or higher degree*

* This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.

Highly relevant major fields of study include:

  • Human Resource Management/Strategy
  • Organisational Development/Psychology
  • Change Management
  • Workforce Analytics
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Employment Relations
  • Learning and Development
Highly relevant tasks include, but are not limited to:
  • Arranging for advertising of job vacancies, interviewing and testing of applicants, and selection of staff;
  • Maintaining human resource 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;
  • Providing generalist, frontline HR advice and support to managers and employees;
  • Applying relevant legislation and policy frameworks to process routine enquiries through a range of channels.
Additional tasks may include:
  • Determining, implementing, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating human resource management strategies, policies and plans to meet business needs;
  • Advising and assisting others in applying sound recruitment and selection practices, and appropriate induction, training and development programs;
  • Assisting with, or overseeing occupational health and safety, employee engagement, employee capability/development;
  • Managing stakeholder relationships;
  • Contributing to and/or coordinating HR projects.
Employment context

Common roles held by Human Resource Advisers (within a HR working context) include:

  • HR Officer/HR Business Partner/HR Analyst/HR Generalist
  • Compensation/Remuneration and Benefits Officer
  • Staffing/Hiring Manager
  • Organisational Development Officer/Employee Engagement/Workplace Relations Officer
  • Diversity and Inclusion Officer
  • Culture and Change Specialist

Human Resource Advisers may work for organisations that operate in any industry. In small organisations, they will usually be responsible for all areas of human resource management, but in larger organisations they may specialise in one particular area.

Those who focus their efforts in a single area are generally referred to as HR specialists, whereas those who are less focused and handle a number of areas and tasks simultaneously are referred to as HR generalists.

Human Resource Clerks, or similar roles which focus primarily on performing administrative and record-keeping duties, would not meet the skill level required for this occupation. Additionally, general/ operational management roles would be unlikely to be considered highly relevant without demonstration of a primary focus on performing human resource duties on behalf of an organisation.

Applicants nominating this occupation may submit an organisational chart as this may assist to clarify the focus and responsibility level of positions held, as well as the size of the organisation.

An organisational chart should include:

  • The company letterhead,
  • Your job position and those of your superiors and subordinates as well as.
  • All positions reporting to your immediate supervisor and to your direct subordinates

If you are unable to obtain an organisational chart from your employer, please provide a statutory declaration outlining the organisational structure and the reasons why this information cannot be provided.

Professional Membership

Applicants may also provide evidence of the following certification:

Whilst HR certification from these professional bodies will not substitute for a formal qualification, attainment may be seen as a positive indicator.

After receiving a positive skills assessment from VETASSESS and having a skilled visa granted by the Department of Home Affairs, applicants looking to develop their HR career in Australia may consider HR professional membership.

The Australian HR Institute (AHRI) is the professional body for Human Resources and sets the industry standard for HR practitioners in Australia. They provide a wide range of HR opportunities including learning and development, education and networking across Australia. An AHRI membership may assist with professional fulfillment and career advancement. Additionally, they commend excellence in HR and diversity and inclusion practices through their highly regarded AHRI Awards.

For more information on their membership services, applicants can contact AHRI directly:

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