Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the human resource and workplace relations activities within an organisation.
Skill Level 1
Kaiwhakahaere Tumu (NZ)
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Caveats - No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
1213-11 Human Resource Manager
Group: 1323 Human Resource Managers
plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the human resource and workplace relations activities within organisations.
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Basis of assessment
The Australia and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) is the basis for the assessment of applicants’ qualifications and experience required to perform specific jobs and what the tasks are that the applicant is expected to have performed in that occupation.
The Country Education Profiles prepared by the Australian Government Department of Education are the basis for any educational assessment.
Years of experience
Where an applicant holds a relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree comparable to an equivalent AQF qualification, the applicant must have demonstrated employment experience:
- in an HR-related role for at least three years; and
- in the role as HR Manager for at least two out of these three years.
Where the applicant does not hold a relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree comparable to an equivalent AQF qualification, the applicant must have demonstrated employment experience
- in an HR-related role for at least five years;
- in the role as HR Manager for at least two out of these five years.
Human Resource Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the human resource and workplace relations activities within organisations.
The applicant’s employment experience as HR Manager must be consistent with the tasks outlined in the ANZSCO code:
- determining, implementing, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating human resource management strategies, policies and plans to meet business needs
- advising and assisting other Managers in applying sound recruitment and selection practices, and appropriate induction, training and development programs
- developing and implementing performance management systems to plan, appraise and improve individual and team performance
- representing the organisation in negotiations with unions and employees to determine remuneration and other conditions of employment
- developing and implementing occupational health and safety programs and equal employment opportunity programs, and ensuring compliance with related statutory requirements
- overseeing the application of redundancy and other employee retrenchment policies
- monitoring employment costs and productivity levels
- may train and advise other Managers in personnel and workplace relations matters
The applicant’s responsibilities as HR Manager must clearly be at a strategic level with decision-making authority in key HR related matters.
The applicant’s responsibilities must have included directing the employees’ activities and monitoring their performance and development on an ongoing basis.
Management & Leadership
The applicant must demonstrate management and leadership experience by referring to the IML Management Competency Framework and selecting one competence from each of the three areas
- Manage self
- Manage and lead others
- Manage and lead the business.
For each of the three competencies selected, the applicant must describe how they achieved these in 300 words or less. The applicant must
- use specific examples from their demonstrated work experience,
- state what they personally did and why,
- what the outcome was and
- what they learned from it.
Position and reporting lines
Dependent on the size of the organisation, business or geographical structure:
- The HR Manager position held by the applicant must be the most senior HR position;
- The applicant is expected to have reported to either a General Manager, HR Director or CEO; and
The applicant is expected to have supervised either qualified or administrative staff.
Type of organisation
To be assessed as a HR Manager for migration purposes, the size and complexity of the organisation will influence the assessment.
It is unlikely that employment within an organisation with a total staff of less than 50 employees would support employment experience at the required level.