How to become a Workplace Relations Officer

Workplace relations officers manage employment conditions and related issues. Workplace relations officers aim to encourage employees and employers to work towards effective organisational practices. They may represent industrial, commercial, union, employer or other organisations in workplace and industrial negotiations.

Personal requirements of a Workplace Relations Officer

  • Good communication skills
  • Good conflict-resolution and negotiation skills
  • Willing to work within rules (legislative and legal)

Education & Training for a Workplace Relations Officer

To become a workplace relations officer you usually have to complete a degree with a major in industrial relations and/or human resource management. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English and mathematics are normally required. Institutions have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit

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