Individual membership

Give yourself the professional advantage and build a HR career with impact.

AHRI is your career partner

An AHRI membership will equip you with the essential skills you need to navigate the ever-evolving world of HR and connect you with a community of like-minded professionals. Whether you need to build your foundational HR knowledge, are preparing to take a step into HR leadership or want to position yourself as an industry thought-leader, AHRI has a membership type for you.

AHRI membership types

Student membership

For university students who are currently studying full or part-time and have never worked in an HR role. AHRI will set you up with foundational knowledge to kick-start your HR career.

Annual investment $50

Graduate member

For recently graduated university students and working in an HR role (within the last 2 years), looking to accelerate their HR career through the use of AHRI’s resources, knowledge and practical learning.

Annual investment $175

Associate member

For early-career professionals, those starting out in HR or practitioners working in a small business where HR is one of the many responsibilities. AHRI will support you with practical materials to run an effective, engaging and compliant HR function.

Annual investment $420

Professional MAHRI

For HR practitioners with over 5 years’ experience working in HR or people management, or who have an undergraduate or higher qualification and two years’ experience working in HR. AHRI will help you elevate your HR practice and provide you with the skills to operate as a strategic business partner.

Annual investment $420

Certified HR Professional

Certified AHRI members have been assessed against global best-practice HR benchmarks, and demonstrated that you’ve got the skills to be a strategic business partner and influencer in your business. 

Professional MAHRI members with over five years of HR/people management experience, are eligible to become a certified member via an AHRI Certification Pathway.

Annual investment $420

Fellow Certified HR Professional

Fellow certified members are proven HR and people leaders, influencers and strategists demonstrating the highest level of HR knowledge. Fellow certified members have demonstrated contribution to and have a record of achievement in the practice of HR and continue to contribute to the HR profession. 

Annual investment $420

Member benefits

Member Benefit




Professional (MAHRI)

Certified (CPHR)

Fellow Certified (FCPHR)

AHRI Members of Organisation

Australian HR Capability Framework

Australian HR Capability Framework assessment tool

(team assessment)

Access to HR knowledge hub: AHRI Assist

Bespoke answers to your specific HR questions via Ask AHRI

(conditions apply)

Latest HR research

(early access)

(early access)

Daily HR news & insights

HRM magazine




HR networking and professional development forums

AHRI National webinars covering the latest HR issues & trends

Online HR community to supporting each other

Member discounts on all training, certification & events

(additional group discounts)

Access to the HR mentoring program (additional fee applies for mentees)

ProCover indemnity insurance

50% discount to the AHRI National Convention & Exhibition

Renew your membership

AHRI members will receive an annual notification to renew their membership via email. To see when your membership renewal is due, pay your annual membership fee or to manage your membership, login to your AHRI member portal and select ‘Renewals’ under the ‘My Account’ tab.

Upgrade your membership

Eligible associate members can upgrade to professional membership directly via their AHRI member portal. Professional MAHRI members can become Certified HR members by completing an AHRI Certification Pathway. To become a Fellow Certified member, complete an AHRI Certification Pathway and then apply for fellowship at the same time find out more here.

Continuing professional development

AHRI Professional, Certified and Fellow/FCPHR members are required to undertake 60 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) over 3 years to maintain their AHRI membership. Members can track and record CPD points in the AHRI member portal.

You can earn CPD points by attending AHRI events, upskilling in a short course or attending local networking opportunities.

“Becoming an AHRI member facilitated connections with professionals in the sector, enabling me to develop and grow my network. 
It also provides me with a valuable space for learning and professional development.”

Amanda Cebrián CPHR