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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 HR in Australia. It sets the industry standard which is globally benchmarked and mapped to Singapore (IHRP) HR certification and the UK (CIPD) chartered HR standard – the latter representing reciprocity between AHRI certified members with a CPHR post-nominal qualification and CIPD chartered members.

Professional membership with AHRI ensures that HR practitioners are:

    • held accountable to a professional code of conduct that is supported by associated governance and disciplinary procedures
    • monitored and supported in their continuing professional development to ensure currency is maintained (a minimum of 60 CPD hours over three years).

AHRI provides formal learning and development opportunities in HR, people management and business skills.  As a national body, AHRI supports seminars and networking opportunities all over Australia, including the delivering of world-class conferences, such as the AHRI National Convention.  Each year, AHRI commends excellence in HR and diversity and inclusion practices across Australia through the highly-regarded AHRI Awards. 

AHRI's globally benchmarked Model of Excellence underpins all of AHRI's professional development products, events and programs. The association also sets standards through industry accreditation of HR qualifications at Australian universities and supports vocational standards in HR training by partnering with industry skills councils. AHRI conducts independent research, and also liaises with local and global partners on matters of international interest to Australian workers and workplaces.  In addition, through its expert industry advisory panels AHRI makes itself available to assist governments in the development of policy and legislation that affect people at work. 

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.


Connecting you globally

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.