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Working at AHRI

About the Australian HR Institute

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.

The team at AHRI:

  • Set the professional standard for HR in Australia through HR certification program
  • Provide education and training services in HR, people management and business skills
  • Produce world-class conferences - including our biggest annual event, the AHRI National Convention
  • Hold seminars and networking opportunities all over Australia
  • Commend excellence in HR practice across Australia through the highly regarded AHRI Awards.

AHRI is owned by its members and is governed by a Board of Directors with a Council of State Presidents.

AHRI is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

The AHRI Team

There are over 50 people working at AHRI in areas including professional development, member services, sales, business development, marketing, communications, government relations, research, administration, event management, web development and corporate services (finance, IT, etc.).  

We live our brand values of being genuine, bold, visionary and proud in all of our interactions and activities.

Why join the team at AHRI?

While the AHRI team is focused on the serious business of growing the HR profession in Australia, working at AHRI we also enjoy a friendly, collaborative and personable workplace culture. We take pride in delivering excellent customer service to our members and customers. 

Our office located on Bourke Street, Melbourne, is modern, light filled and open plan, with some pleasant breakout areas and great kitchen facilities.

The social committee is active with a range of activities, dumplings for Chinese New Year, a Xmas in July lunch, and a group of Red Cross blood donors, and an end of year celebration, and more.  Our team also enjoys a weekly fresh fruit delivery and cake for every month to celebrate birthdays.  

We are able to provide flexible work arrangements depending on the needs of your role. This means we have flexible start times, part-time work arrangements and working remotely when required.

Working at AHRI also provides plenty of professional development opportunities as well as HR and management training, and attending our own events!

Current Opportunities

Member Career Partner

If you had an opportunity to be at the AHRI Convention you would have witnessed firsthand the commitment our members have to the HR profession and their enthusiasm for continued learning.

So, you may be interested in a new role in our Member Career Support Team as a Member Career Partner engaging supporting and retaining our members by providing career stage relevant customer service to current and prospective individual AHRI members.

The successful candidate would need to demonstrate an understanding of the HR profession, enjoy interacting with customers over the phone and email, have the ability to work independently as well as in a small team, meet targets and deadlines, show initiative and ensure a consistent delivery of excellent customer service.

Opportunities for training and development and access to AHRI’s professional development program are available.

About the role

Working in a small team and reporting to the Manager, member Career Support, the Member Career Partner will be responsible for:

  • Grow AHRI membership by proactively engaging with HR professionals throughout Australia
  • Support members’ professional development by delivering exceptional service to our through inbound and outbound phone calls and emails, articulating the value of AHRI membership and certification
  • Working within the membership acquisition plan consisting of call and conversion KPI's and reporting methodologies
  • Continually build a strong understanding of all products, services and opportunities relevant to all membership categories
  • Share opportunities and insights to new and existing members, enabling them to grow their careers and maximise their use of membership benefits

About the candidate

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • You will have prior experience in an outbound customer service role and be ready to further develop your career in a professional environment
  • Experience in business development/ relationship management
  • Sound attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills (including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and CRM
  • Confidence to positively engage with members and stakeholders
  • Willingness to take responsibility and be accountable for own work

Click here for a copy of the positon description. If you are interested in applying for this position please send a covering letter and your CV to

HR Facilitators

AHRI is often lookig for expressions of interest for facilitation in our suite of professional development and short course programs, with particular interest in Sydney and Canberra.

About AHRI Practising Certification Program (APC)

The APC Program has been developed around the globally benchmarked AHRI Model of Excellence. With the program, AHRI leads the way in ensuring HR certification recognises HR capability as a combination of what you know and how you apply this knowledge in practice. The APC program is a four-unit study program equivalent to an AQF level 8 postgraduate program.

About the role:

Facilitators will be responsible for delivering the APC program which entails academic coordination, program delivery and assessment. The APC program runs over 4 full day workshops per unit per 12 week trimester.

About you:


  • Extensive HR industry experience - minimum 10 years
  • Proven experience in facilitation in adult learning
  • Must hold a tertiary qualification
  • Willingness to undertake HR professional certification (CPHR, FCPHR, CAHR, FCAHR)

Highly Desirable

  • Worked as an HR professional in a diverse range of industry sectors
  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certified HR Practitioner - CPHR (Certified Practitioner Human Resources) or FCPHR (Fellow Certified Practitioner Human Resources.
  • Post graduate tertiary qualification in Human Resources Management
  • Previous experience in teaching and assessment in higher education program

About the BSB41015 Certificate IV in HR

The BSB41015Certificate IV in HR is currently delivered across Australia. The academic year is divided into 3 terms. Within each term we deliver six topics that have six associated assessments.:

About the role:

Facilitators will be responsible for delivering the program which entails academic coordination, program delivery and assessment. The BSB41015Certificate IV in HR is delivered over a 6 moth or 12 month period.


  • HR industry experience – min 5 years
  • Proven experience in facilitation and assessment in adult learning setting
  • TAE40110 or TAE40116 or  Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Highly Desirable

  • Willingness to undertake HR professional certification (CPHR, FCPHR, CAHR, FCAHR)

Short Courses (for Public Courses) & Corporate In-house Training (for groups/organisations)

Public Short courses are currently delivered across Australia and are focused on specific topic areas We provide customised in-house team training for organisations across public, private and not-for-profit sectors for on-site delivery.


  • Proven experience in facilitation
  • Subject matter expertise in the relevant workshop content

PLEASE DOWNLOAD AN  expression of interest form AND SUBMIT VIA

More information

Volunteering with AHRI

We also have a range of opportunities for members to volunteer with AHRI.


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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