In the role of Employee Relations Specialist I act as a trusted expert between Boards, Managers, Executives and employee’s, Providing clarity an expertise and understanding on current workplace laws and matters. 

Comment in response to the Royal Commission

As an expert in Aged Care Standard 7 Karen Ansen Consulting is assisting providers to meet their compliance needs.
Where the objective here is to create the direct link between customer need and workforce. Karen Ansen Consulting is able to create continuous improvement through Employee Relations best practice ensuring compliance measure for management and workforce enabling a clear plan to achieve, the evidence required to demonstrate, and a clear understanding of what compliance is.   Providers who need advice and support at times will not know where to begin and many have had a difficult time having failed compliance audits. We can assist Providers with tools and support to demonstrate the continuous improvement required under the Aged Care Act.

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Aged Care

Community Care





  • Exceptional team working, team building, mentoring and leadership skills
  • Advice and representation on Unfair Dismissal, Adverse Action, Bullying matters, Workers Compensation, Anti discrimination


  • Presentation and speaking engagements on compliance issues and leadership
  • Managing difficult employee/employer relationships
  • Exit strategies and Deeds of Release
  • Workplace investigations and management review
  • Workplace Audits and Reviews

Enterprise Agreement Negotiations and Lodgement
Handling Industrial matters with Unions and Advocates
Fair Work Act, Modern Awards, State Awards, Enterprise Agreement advice and compliance
Interpretation of current legislation and provide expert advice
Innovative and flexible workplace practices advice and support
Highly developed negotiation, mediation and advocacy skills
Performance Managment and termination of employment

Karen Ansen

I bring a wealth of life experience, a presence a warmth and pragmatism that you won’t find anywhere else…. I have a passion for helping people with practical legal solutions which shows a deep understanding about business and people.

I am a consummate professional in the Industrial Relations, Employee Relations and the Human Resources Management area. I have an excellent track record in advice and support in all areas of workplace related matters

Academic qualifications:
Bachelor of Laws, University of New England, 2011
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (ANU) 2013, admitted to Supreme Court December 2013 
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Member of the Law society