Level 6


Level 6 duties typically require a skill level which assumes and requires knowledge or training equivalent to:

  • a degree with relevant experience; or
  • extensive experience and specialist expertise or broad knowledge in technical or administrative fields; or
  • an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.


Tasks at this level are likely to require interpretation, of precedent, policy and professional standards. This may include:

  • application of knowledge of theoretical principles, procedures and techniques, as applied to either predicted or irregular circumstances,
  • latitude to develop or redefine procedures,
  • application of significant specialist knowledge or technical expertise,
  • developing and establishing protocols to enable new procedures,
  • responsibility for analysis, support, maintenance and some development of system functionality,
  • management of specialised teams, equipment and facilities or some front-line management of functional teams or day-to-day running of projects.


At this level it is expected that employees will have the ability to:

  • solve both common and unusual problems,
  • identify responses to new or unique circumstances/technical problems for consideration by others, including making recommendations to senior employees,
  • apply theoretical or technical expertise to design, review, develop or test complex equipment, systems or procedures,
  • make operational decisions such as provision of services/resources to other work areas/projects,
  • exercise high level diagnostic, analytic and reporting skills,
  • apply discretion to innovate within own functional area taking responsibility for outcomes.


Supervision received:

General direction.

Supervision given:

  • may have extensive supervisory responsibility for employees performing a set of related functions,
  • may have some line management responsibility for employees performing a set of related functions.


Perform tasks/assignments which may:

  • involve providing authoritative advice in recurring but unusual circumstances,
  • involve providing advice/information, including interpretation, which would normally have a substantial influence at the individual or work group level,
  • involve adapting procedures and techniques as required to achieve objectives,
  • involve introducing change in the functional area, liaising/negotiating with other areas where necessary, and demonstrating an awareness of the impact of outcomes on the broader organisation,
  • require proficiency in the work area’s existing rules, regulations, policies, procedures, systems, processes and techniques and how they interact with other related functions, and to adapt those procedures and techniques as required to achieve objectives without impacting on other areas or project outcomes,
  • involve providing leadership and guidance in the operational planning of technical, research, administrative activities for centres/schools/faculties.
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