Professional/General Staff - Level 5 - Position Descriptor

Criteria Description
Education, Training and Experience

Perform duties at a skill level that requires:

  • completion of a degree without subsequent relevant work experience as a graduate upon appointment; or
  • completion of an associate diploma with a range of experience including at least 2 years subsequent relevant work experience; or
  • completion of a certificate or a post-trades certificate and extensive subsequent relevant experience; or
  • an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience

Perform tasks which require:

  • the standard application of theoretical principles, procedures and techniques at the level of a less experienced graduate working in their field of expertise; or
  • depth (i.e., the development of some areas of specialisation) or breadth of technical, trade or administrative expertise, including a sound appreciation of the relevant theoretical or policy framework, in a particular functional area or to a set of related activities.
Judgement and Problem Solving

Solve diverse problems (characterised by subject range or depth) which require judgement and initiative based either on:

  • theoretical knowledge; or
  • a thorough knowledge of a complex set of rules, activities, techniques or procedures.
Supervision and Independence

Duties arise from role statements, supplemented by assignment allocation as relevant. Use theoretical/policy and technical knowledge to apply and interpret procedures.

Organisational Relationships and Impact

Apply a detailed knowledge of work unit policies, systems and procedures, and their interaction with policies, systems and procedures in any related areas, to respond to standard circumstances and advise, assist and influence others.

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