Guide to Australian standards on gender-inclusive job evaluation


For an objective and fair assessment of jobs, gender bias must be considered during job evaluation. If gender bias is not considered, it is possible that key dimensions of jobs typically performed by women are at risk of being undervalued. This can contributed to the perpetuation of the gender pay gap (International Labour Office, 2008).

Standards Australia  have developed standards for Gender-Inclusive Job Evaluation. To support organisations in adopting the standards, the WGEA has worked with a committee of job evaluation and equity specialists to produce a guide to the Australian Standards on gender-inclusive job evaluation and grading.

This guide is presented in three sections to enable you to select the advice you need.

The first section, 'The Guide at a Glance', provides:

  • The “building blocks” for gender-inclusive job evaluation and grading;
  • An introduction to the Guide;
  • A summary of what is in the Guide and how to use it; and
  • An overview of the benefits of using the Guide and the Standard.

The second section, 'How do I show the Requirements are met?', provides an overview for each clause of the Standard, and advice on documenting how the Standard’s Requirements for the clause can be met. 

The third section of the Guide, 'Examples of documenting meeting the Standard’s Requirements', provides examples and formats used in real projects to show how each of the the Standard’s Requirements could be met. 

Download this guide: