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As at January 2013, AHRI had approximately 20,500 members.

AHRI's members are predominantly human resource and people management professionals including HR directors and managers, specialist and general HR practitioners, consultants, line managers, team leaders and some CEOs and company directors. AHRI members work within a range of sectors for private, public and government, not-for-profit enterprises, as well as a smaller proportion that are self-employed.

Members fall within the following AHRI membership levels and types:

  • Affiliate members
  • Professional members
    • Graduate
    • Member (MAHRI)
    • Certified Member (CAHRI)
    • Fellow (FAHRI)
    • Life Fellow (LFAHRI)
  • Organisation members
  • Student members

AHRI's Professional-level members are defined as follows:

Graduate Members - Graduate membership is designed especially for HR university graduates and part-time HR university students who are now in their first two-years of working in the HR profession.

Members (MAHRI) - Have completed an AHRI-accredited or relevant undergraduate qualification, or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience in the HR industry (a minimum of four years).

Certified Members (CAHRI) - CAHRI members must have completed an AHRI-accredited or relevant undergraduate qualification, plus have five years of relevant work experience in the HR industry. In the case that they do not hold a qualification, CAHRI members must demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience in the HR industry with eight years of experience, or more.

Fellows (FAHRI) - Fellows of AHRI are senior-level practicing HR professionals. FAHRIs must hold an AHRI-accredited or relevant qualification or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience in HR of eight years or more, and also have a minimum of two years of experience in a strategic management or leadership position. In addition, they must demonstrate a substantial contribution to the HR industry. FAHRI applications are assessed by a review group consisting of the AHRI National President, two board members, and two AHRI state council presidents.

Life Fellows (LFAHRI) - Life fellowship of AHRI is awarded to senior members who have made a highly distinguished contribution to AHRI and the profession over a substantial number of years. Life fellowship is nominated by a state council and approved by the AHRI board.

AHRI members by category

Fellows3%
CAHRIs37%
MAHRIs36%
Graduate1%
Affiliates2%

AHRI members by state

ACT6%
NSW28%
NT2%
QLD15%
SA6%
TAS2%
VIC29%
WA10%
Outside of Australia2%

AHRI PROCOVER

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?

70 YEARS OF HR IN AUSTRALIA

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

AHRI Assist