Classification Policy

Applicable to: This Policy is applicable to all Health Service Providers.

Description: The Classification Policy (Policy) sets out requirements and responsibilities for position evaluation and classification determination to ensure consistency across Health Service Providers and alignment with the general principles of human resource management.

Position classification processes provide a means of applying appropriate and equitable rates of remuneration to employees performing various types and levels of work.

Classification processes include:

  • the creation and abolition of permanent and non-permanent (contract) positions
  • the reclassification of existing permanent positions
  • the preparation of Job Description Forms (JDFs) and selection criteria (including re-registration of existing JDFs)
  • temporary special allowances
  • competency and criteria progression. 

This Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Employment Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(f) of the Health Services Act 2016

This Policy supersedes MP 0082/18 Classification Policy for WA Health System Classification Review Committee. 

Date of effect: 04 October 2022

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