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Nurturing Education: Seamless HR Solutions for Schools, Early Learning and Institutions

Experience education-focused HR solutions tailored to your institution's unique needs with Essential HR.

Our specialized group of HR Generalists possesses deep industry expertise in the education sector, ensuring we understand the intricacies and challenges you face.


We pride ourselves on simplifying HR and recruitment processes while ensuring compliance, enabling schools, early learning centers, and universities to thrive.

When you partner with us, you gain access to a team of dedicated specialists in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations & Recruitment, who are solely focused on education.


Our comprehensive end-to-end HR service covers all aspects of your institution's HR needs, providing you with peace of mind and freeing up your valuable time.

We have extensive experience working with various education systems, including Synergetic, TASS, MAZE, PC-Schools, Xplor, and more.



Our team is well-versed in collaborating with unions and other education bodies, understanding the dynamics and requirements involved. From navigating complex agreements such as EA's, annualized salaries, TRT's, FTE's based on timetables, co-curricular payments, pre-service teacher payments, to handling volunteer and contractor agreements, we have you covered.

In addition, we possess a deep working knowledge of positions of responsibility (POR's), teacher and staff appraisals, professional learning plans, and all other essential functions within the education sector.


Trust our expertise to ensure your institution operates smoothly and efficiently.

Choose Essential HR for education-focused HR solutions that simplify complexities and allow you to focus on what matters most: delivering exceptional education.

HR Solutions for the Education Sector


HR Partner

Our highly skilled HR partners will become an invaluable extension of your team. With their extensive expertise and industry insights, they'll guide you through the complexities of HR management, helping you make informed decisions and navigate legal requirements with confidence.


HR Advice

Providing unlimited effective and pragmatic workplace advice that supports Principals, Deputy Principles, Directors, Leadership team and internal HR resources. You will have access to highly experienced and qualified HR Advisors via phone or email Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.



Benefit from our expertise in talent sourcing, candidate profiling, and behavioral-based interviewing. We ensure that every candidate we present aligns perfectly with the required competencies and fits seamlessly into your company culture.

What we can deliver

HR Compliance

HR Compliance and Audits to limit your exposure to breaches of an EA, employment law and costs associated with getting it wrong.

Performance Management

Help build high performance teams to stay competitive, be flexible and secure the future

Employee Life Cycle Management

Manage the new staff onboarding processes and issuing of compliant employment contracts & documentation. Issue HR letters and documentation throughout the employee life cycle, including staff movements, salary increases, change of terms & conditions, taking of parental leave, probationary, warnings, termination of employment and more.

HR Policies

Create, maintain, and update HR policies & procedures

Change Management

Change management & organisational development introducing on trend HR strategies, organisational structures and effective HR processes and systems

HR Advice

Providing unlimited effective and pragmatic workplace advice that supports Principals, Deputy Principals, Directors, Leadership team and internal HR resources. We can advise on the interpretation of your EA, managing staff issues, terminations and more

HR Systems & Processes

Review your current HR systems and practices, providing feedback on areas to improve, streamline & automate


We provide end-to end recruitment services.  As HR professionals we have an eye for talent and years of experience across the education sector

Manage High Risk Situations

Manage high risk situations to avoid claims and fines including workplace investigations, underperformance, misconduct, and grievances. Where there is Union involvement, we can represent you

Retention of Staff

Talent Retention reducing employee turnover and associated costs by implementing retention strategies to build a happy, positive, and productive workforce

Adrian Francis
Concordia College

“Harshini is an enthusiastic, dedicated professional who is willing to take on any challenge. Harshini has the ability to assess and review systems and processes and streamline them to enhance organizational needs. Harshini has high organization, time management and development skills with the ability to be proactive and pre-empt business needs.

Karen Sage

G8 Education

“Harshini and I worked together on a leadership development project. Apart from her contribution to the ideation phase, she volunteered to set up the workshops on our Learning Management System. Here she undertook to attend learning sessions as she developed the necessary skills to complete this work and understand the features of our system. She is highly professional in her approach to work, responsive and collaborative”

Kevin Tutt
Seymour College

“I recommend Harshini highly. Her diligent approach, thorough research and attention to detail makes her highly effective in her work. She has the right combination of courtesy and tact and is willing to challenge people and deal with complex and difficult matters in the best interests of people and the organisation.”
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