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Human Resources Officer

Find out how to become a human resources officer and work in roles related to employment. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Human Resources Officer is $58,000 - 72,500 annually


Human resources officers oversee the employment conditions, diversity, pay, and recruitment in a workplace. They help an organisation develop and improve upon the policies related to employees. Employment for this role is expected to grow strongly to 2022, from 46,900 workers in 2017 to 52,900 by 2022. 39,00 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

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Key skills

Human resources officers require good management and interpersonal skills in order to ensure the high-quality maintenance of employment conditions and positive overall work performance.

  • Ensuring each employee is well-equipped and properly trained for the job
  • Have an excellent understanding of their organisation to properly scout for new recruits
  • Have excellent knowledge of computer systems and payroll programs
  • High quality communication skills for dealing with employees on a daily basis and any conflicts that may arise
  • Have sound knowledge of company rules and regulations
  • Good negotiation skills for dealing with disputes and resolving conflicts

Quick facts

A human resources officer is a opportunity to those who are excellent communicators, are “people-persons” and are fastidious with handling information.

  • Average Hours Worked
    39.9 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Public administration and safety; administrative and support services; and health care and social assistance
  • Average qualification level
    13.9% Advanced Diploma/Diploma

* 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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