Workplace Relations Advisers assist in resolving disputes by advising on workplace relations policies and problems, and representing industrial, commercial, union, employer or other parties in negotiations on rates of pay and conditions of employment.
Specialisations: Industrial Relations Officer, Trade Union Official, Union Organiser.
Industry experience is needed to work as a Workplace Relations Adviser. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Workplace Relations Advisers.
- Maintains personnel records and associated human resource information systems.
- Arranges the induction of staff and provides information on conditions of service, salaries and promotional opportunities.
- Receives and records job vacancy information from employers such as details about job description, wages and conditions of employment.
- Studies and interprets legislation, awards, collective agreements and employment contracts, wage payment systems and dispute settlement procedures.
- Develops, plans and formulates enterprise agreements or collective contracts such as productivity-based wage adjustment procedures, workplace relations policies and programmes, and procedures for their implementation.
- Oversees the formation and conduct of workplace consultative committees and employee participation initiatives.
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