Position Classification

Position classification is the process used to determine the appropriate classification level of Professional Staff positions at the University.

The University is committed to openness and transparency, and seeks equitable and consistent classification outcomes from the process of establishing the work value of a position. It is essential that sound job design principles are applied when creating a new position, or re-classifying an existing position. This includes reviewing the key functions/responsibilities/duties required of the position, as well as the interaction and relationship of the position with other positions within the organisational work unit, and its long term goals.

If you are intending to complete the Position Description template, please ensure that you read the Guidelines for Writing Position Statements (DOCX, 1098.32 KB) (opens in a new window).

When submitting a request for Position Classification or Reclassification, the submission is to include:

  • Rationale
  • Dean's/Director's Recommendation
  • Budget/Funding
  • Organisational Structure
  • Establishment Form  

These forms can be located on the Forms and Templates web page, under 'Recruiting Staff'.

All requests for Position Classification or Reclassification are to be submitted electronically to the relevant Senior HR Partner in the Office of Human Resources. Hard copy requests will no longer be accepted.