About us

The Australian HR Institute (AHRI) is the professional body that supports HR in Australia. 

AHRI sets HR standards and certifies HR professionals across Australia – we strongly believe that uplifting the practice of HR benefits our people, our workplaces, and our organisations’ outcomes. HR standards are set through the internationally benchmarked Australian HR Capability Framework, which sets out the six capabilities that are essential for best practice HR. AHRI Certification is a practical demonstration that HR professionals meet these standards. 

Our professional members undertake continuing professional development to maintain their professional status, so that they are up to date with regulatory requirements, HR best practice, and emerging HR and workplace issues. 

AHRI provides insights, formal and informal learning to the HR profession across Australia, and members have access to specialist researchinsights and practical HR tools and advice to stay current and upskill, while solving current workplace issues. 

AHRI delivers a wide variety of learning and networking events across Australia, including the world-class AHRI Convention and the thought leading AHRI Diversity & Inclusion Conference. Our State Councils also deliver vibrant State Conferences showcasing national and local leaders in HR, leadership, and business. AHRI’s Certificate IV in HRshort-courses and corporate training are provided in blended learning format to maximise the learning experience and learning outcomes for students. AHRI also celebrates excellence in HR across Australia through our highly regarded AHRI Awards.

AHRI is a community of committed and expert HR professionals who support each other and their chosen profession. State networks provide a strong sense of community and enable members to expand their networks and learn in a fun and supportive environment. AHRI’s LinkedIn Lounge is our online forum where members actively discuss key issues and share insights in real time. 

AHRI is an active partner in a global network of HR associations that enables the open sharing of research and issues affecting human resource management worldwide.

AHRI is owned by its members and governed by a Board of Directors with a Council of State Presidents that consists of elected councillors representing each Australian state and territory.


AHRI individual membership

An essential part of your career


AHRI organisational membership

An essential part of your workplace


Australian HR Capability Framework

An essential framework and tool for best practice HR