Workplace Relations Consultant

Hawthorn, Australia
Thursday, 14 October 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 28 October 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Excellent advisory role within our Workplace Relations team at Swinburne
  • Full time, 6 months position. Based at our Hawthorn campus
  • Salary: up to $125, 430 base plus 17% superannuation

About the Job

Swinburne is embarking on an exciting journey, working towards our new vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. We are seeking an experienced professional to take on the position of Workplace Relations Consultant and will provide specialist advice and services to the People and Culture team, managers, senior managers and staff across a broad range of workplace relations and industrial relations matters.

This position is available to start immediately.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a young university with a long history. As a dual-sector university of technology, born of a technical college, we are proud of Swinburne’s technology DNA, and of our national and global standing. Our contribution to Technology, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the STEM disciplines, and our track record of meaningful industry and community engagement, are natural manifestations of the legacy initiated by the vision of our founders George and Ethel Swinburne in 1902. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

About you

To be suitable for the role you will possess:

  • A tertiary qualification in law, specialising in employee relations or industrial relations; employee relations or industrial relations industry experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Demonstrated understanding of the law relating to workplace and industrial relations and an ability to interpret and apply enterprise agreements, awards, legislation, contracts and policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated experience managing and/or advising on unsatisfactory performance/conduct, change management processes, grievances, terminations and redundancy processes
  • Well-developed advocacy and negotiation skills and experience
  • Experience with conducting and/or advising in relation to enterprise bargaining

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.


To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits and refer to ‘Benefits’ section.

How to apply and further information

To view the position description or to start an application please click on 'apply' or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact Ny Sok (People & Culture) by email:

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Diversity and Inclusion

Equity and diversity are integral to achieving our 2025 vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as:

  • Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Charter of Cultural Diversity
  • Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan
  • Swinburne LGBTIQA+ Pride, Gender Equality, Accessibility and Intergenerational inclusion strategies

For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Assistance and Support

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Timothy Werner at

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all Swinburne workers to have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 22 October 2021 and to be fully vaccinated by 26 November 2021, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement

Applications close at 5 pm pn Thursday, 28 October 2021

(Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position)