Human Resource Managers

Career Cluster: Coordinator
Human Resource Managers are skilled at building strong teams and fostering a positive work environment.

Human Resource Managers have a fulfilling and rewarding career that allows them to make a positive impact on the lives of employees and the success of the organisation. They are responsible for recruiting, training, and retaining talented individuals, ensuring compliance with labour laws and regulations, and fostering a positive work culture. HR Managers have the opportunity to work closely with employees at all levels of the organisation, providing support and guidance to help them achieve their professional goals. They also have the chance to develop and implement innovative HR strategies that can improve employee engagement, productivity, and overall business performance. With a strong focus on people and a commitment to continuous improvement, Human Resource Managers play a vital role in shaping the future of the workplace.

Possible Pathways
To become a Human Resource Manager, you typically need a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field. Additionally, many employers prefer candidates with professional certifications, such as the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designations. It is also important to have experience in human resources, either through internships or entry-level positions, in order to gain practical knowledge and skills.

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Interest areas
Most Common industries
Employee Relations
HR Strategy.
Performance Management
Training and Development
core skills

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Projected Growth Source: Jobs and Skills Australia,, 2021 Employment projections for the five years to 2026.
Size of Field Source: ANZSCO 4-digit occupations: ABS Labour Force Survey, February 2023, custom trend.
Hours Worked Source: ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2021, Customised Report.