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The Australian HR Institute (AHRI) is the national association representing human resource and people management professionals. We have around 20,000 members from Australia and across the globe.

Whether you want to develop your career, advance the HR profession, get HR support, stay in touch with the latest industry developments, or help to grow the HR and management skills of your team, AHRI membership is for you.

AHRI sets the professional standard for HR in Australia through HR certification; provides formal education and training services in HR, people management and business skills; produces world-class conferences; and holds seminars and networking opportunities all over Australia – including our biggest annual event – the AHRI National Convention. Each year, AHRI commends excellence in HR practice across Australia through the highly regarded AHRI Awards.

The association sets standards through accreditation of HR qualifications at universities across Australia, conducts research into people management practices, and assists governments in the development of policy and legislation that affects people at work.

AHRI is owned by its members and governed by a Board of Directors with a Council of State Presidents that comprises an elected president representing each state and territory of Australia.

As a member of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management and the World Federation of People Management Associations, AHRI belongs to a global network of HR associations that enables the open sharing of research and issues affecting the business of human resources worldwide.

STATE COUNCILS

Our members are represented by annually-elected state councils that connect AHRI to practising HR professionals.

GOVERNANCE

Did you know AHRI is owned by its members? Read about the company structure of your membership association.

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CELEBRATING 70 YEARS

AHRI was formed in 1943 and in 2013 we celebrated 70 years of shaping the future of the HR profession. 

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