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AHEIA Workplace Relations Consultant

Location: Melbourne CBD, VIC
Salary: Workplace Relations Consultant
Company: Australian Higher Education Industrial Association
Telephone: 0386110512
Apps close: Friday 9th April 2021

Who We Are

The Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA) is the national employer body for the higher education industry and represents the management interests of Australian universities. Our 32 member universities are located across all States and territories.

About the Role

We have a great opportunity for an experienced or “up-and-coming” practitioner to join our professional team of workplace relations consultants working in a complex industrial environment.

You will work closely with the HR/WR teams from our member universities, providing advice and assistance across a wide sphere, including:
• Employment rights and obligations arising under the Fair Work Act;
• Interpretation and application of university enterprise agreements;
• Management of internal disputes, grievances, investigations, and performance management processes;
• All matters relating to enterprise bargaining; and
• Representation of member universities before the Fair Work Commission in contested proceedings including unfair dismissal claims, general protections applications, bullying claims and disputes arising under university enterprise agreements.

When current travel restrictions are lifted, there will be extensive interstate travel required.

About You

You will have a demonstrated capacity to undertake all aspects of the job role in a professional and ethical manner.

You will possess a detailed understanding of federal workplace relations legislation, the conduct of enterprise bargaining, and contemporary workplace relations issues. You will also possess excellent written and oral communication skills, necessary for formal submissions in Fair Work Commission proceedings, member communications, and training and other presentations to members in small or large forums.

You will have highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills, can work independently, and can plan and manage competing tasks under time pressure.
You are likely to have tertiary qualifications in law, human resources, or similar, and will be proficient in MS Office applications, including production of visual presentations and spreadsheets.

The Working Ennvironment

Our office is in a prime location in Melbourne’s CBD (with full WHS and technical support for working from home while COVID-19 restrictions are in force). We are all strongly committed to clear and open communication, information sharing, and a team-first approach with all that we do, enabling us to build valued and trusted internal and external relationships.


Remuneration is negotiable and will be commensurate with your skills and experience. There is also an option to choose 17% employer superannuation as part of your package.

Application and Enquiries

Please submit your application to Fitri Elpilysia, AHEIA Business Manager - - by cob Friday, 9 April 2021, addressing your skills, competencies and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position as outlined above.

Enquiries can be directed to Stuart Andrews, AHEIA Executive Director - or 0418 512 943.