1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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      Industrial Relations Officer
      Industrial Officer

Assists in resolving disputes by advising on industrial relations policies and problems, and representing industrial, commercial, union, employer or other organisations in negotiations.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • undertakes negotiations on terms and conditions of employment, wage structures, employee status and other industrial matters
  • studies and interprets legislation, awards and agreements, wage payment systems and dispute settlement procedures
  • researches, develops and implements enterprise agreements, including productivity-based wage adjustment procedures
  • undertakes or assists in the development, planning and formulation of employee relations policies, programs and procedures for implementation
  • advises on negotiating procedures, regulations relating to employment, and arbitration decisions
  • oversees the formation and conduct of workplace consultative committees and employee participation initiatives
  • may appear as an advocate before industrial tribunals
  • may contribute to decisions concerning the provision of staff amenities
  • may develop and review profit share and employee share plans

Industrial Advocate
Trade Union Official
Union Organiser

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