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Human Resources Assistant

Find out how to become a human resources assistant by getting information on job prospects, expected salary, essential skills and qualifications needed.

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The current average salary of an Human Resources Assistant is $48,500 - 61,300 annually


A human resources assistant maintains staff records such as salaries, leave taken and accumulated, superannuation, taxes, transfers, promotions and job applications. Although this sector will not show a lot of growth, there will be 8,000 job openings over the next 5 years created due to workers leaving and new jobs being created. 

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Key skills

Human resources assistants see to documentation pertaining to staff employment, terminations, leave, performance reports and salary.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to deal with different kinds of people
  • Good time management and organisation skills
  • Proficient at technology and software used by human resources
  • Ability to make quick decisions and communicate well
  • Discreet and ethical to keep staff information confidential

Quick facts

Human resources assistants do deals with the day-to-day HR responsibilities and is the liaison between the organisation and employees. 79% of workers are female.

  • Average Hours Worked
    37.3 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Healthcare and social assistance; public administration and safety; administrative and support services
  • Average qualification level
    17.9% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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