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

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About AHRI

The Australian HR Institute (AHRI) is the professional body for Human Resources in Australia.

AHRI sets the industry standard for HR practitioners in Australia which is globally benchmarked and mapped to both Singapore HR certification (Institute of HR Professionals) and the UK chartered HR standard (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). AHRI has reciprocal certification arrangements in place with the CIPD.

Professional membership with AHRI ensures that HR practitioners:

  • Adhere to a robust professional code of conduct that is supported by governance requirements and disciplinary procedures
  • Are effectively supported in their continuing professional development (CPD) to ensure currency of skills and knowledge is maintained.

AHRI provides a wide range of learning and development opportunities in HR, people management and business skills. As a national body, AHRI provides education and networking opportunities across Australia, including the delivery of the world-class AHRI Convention. AHRI also commends excellence in HR and diversity and inclusion practices across Australia through its highly regarded AHRI Awards.

AHRI's globally benchmarked Model of Excellence underpins all AHRI's professional development products, events and programs. AHRI sets standards for HR practice through both the AHRI Practising Certification program and industry accreditation of HR qualifications at Australian universities. It also supports vocational standards in HR training by actively contributing to Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) and Industry Reference Committees (IRCs).

AHRI conducts independent research and liaises with both Australian and international partners on matters of interest to Australian workers and workplaces. Through its expert industry advisory panels.

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 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.