Classification is how a job role is described in an award or agreement, focusing on what the job involves, the responsibilities, and the required qualifications.

Classification in an award or registered agreement serves as a detailed job description, outlining specific duties and responsibilities. It also includes the necessary qualifications and experience levels required for the job. Classification levels are important as they determine the minimum pay rate for a role. For instance, an employee might need a certain level of education, like a diploma, or specific experience to move to a higher classification level.

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