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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 $68,300 - 116,300 annually

What does a Human Resources Assistant do?

A human resources assistant maintains staff records such as salaries, leave taken and accumulated, superannuation, taxes, transfers, promotions and job applications.

Read more about the human resources industry.

What key skills does a Human Resources Assistant have?

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

How to become a Human Resources Assistant 

If you're interested in becoming a Human Resources Assistant, you'll need to have great HR administration, computer literacy, and communication skills.

The BSB40420 - Certificate IV in Human Resource Management is an ideal qualification to do as it provides you with a basic overview into the industry and helps you prepare for this entry-level role with the relevant skill set.

Quick facts

Human resources assistants do deals with the day-to-day HR responsibilities and is the liaison between the organisation and employees. 72% of workers are women.

It's been projected that there will be a strong growth of human resources professionals in the next five years, from 65,900 in 2020 to 70,600 workers by 2025.

  • Average Hours Worked
    42 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Healthcare and social assistance; public administration and safety; administrative and support services
  • Job Growth
    Expected to grow strongly in the next five years. From 65,900 in 2020 to 70,600 by 2025.

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - 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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