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AHRI's Five Foundational Pillars, Values and Objects

AHRI'S Five Foundational Pillars

To better place AHRI to strengthen the standing of the HR profession, five pillars have been established to provide a basis to support the contemporary HR practitioner by championing exemplary professional practice to build sustainable organisations.

AHRI Pillars

Articles on AHRI's pillars

Our values

  • Continual learning
  • Lead by example
  • Service to the profession
  • Teamwork with a collective purpose


The objects of AHRI as defined in its Constitution are as follows:

  • 1.1 Advance education programs and standards of competence in relation to human resources and people management.
  • 1.2 Advance public knowledge and understanding of workplace legislation, the practices of public authorities administering workplace legislation and the attitude of governments to workplace legislation.
  • 1.3 Encourage, facilitate and undertake the study and research of people management and leadership practices.
  • 1.4 Develop and promote human resource and people management and leadership practices that encourage and improve the effectiveness of people in the workplace.
  • 1.5 Provide services and tools that assist organisations in building their human resource management capability.
  • 1.6 Disseminate information concerning the work of the Institute and the evolving body of knowledge about human resource management.
  • 1.7 Provide information and research findings to government on issues involving workplace practices that impact on productivity and performance.
  • 1.8 Promote ethical practice, professional conduct and effective leadership in the field of human resource management.
  • 1.9 Grant awards, prizes, distinctions, fellowships, diplomas and certificates as the Institute may prescribe in recognition of the skill, knowledge, capacity and efficiency of individuals in the theory or practice of human resource management and general management, whether measured by formal examination or otherwise.


Professional members receive free professional indemnity insurance as part of their membership.

Did you know...

That AHRI is representing 21,000 HR professionals from Australia and around the globe?


In 2013, AHRI celebrated 70 years as an institute. In HRmonthly magazine, we reflect on how the profession has evolved.

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