Individual Membership

AHRI offers individual membership levels based on your career experience, certification and contribution to HR and people management. Each membership level represents a benchmark in the people profession and connects you with opportunities to learn and contribute to new and emerging ideas in Australia’s growing HR and business community.  

Find your AHRI membership  

AHRI membership levels

Associate

You need access to support and HR resources to successfully manage people and HR processes in your role, small business or organisation. 

As an AHRI Associate member, you will have full access to: 

  • Exclusive HR resources, templates and more 
  • Local networking and learning opportunities 
  • Discounts on short courses and events  

Become an AHRI Associate member

Who are AHRI Associate members?

As an AHRI Associate member, you are likely starting your career in HR or have a role where HR is not your primary function like a small business employer or employee.  

AHRI Associates are students, graduates, small-to-medium businesses, and new HR professionals who do not yet meet the requirements of AHRI Professional membership.  

If you do not currently meet the Professional membership requirement, you can upgrade your membership to become a Professional MAHRI through your member portal.  

AHRI Associate membership annual fees*

 Full fee $396
 Students $38.50
 Graduate  $165
 Parental leave $110
 Retirees $110
 

*All fees include GST. GST is not applied for international applicants.  

Professional MAHRI

Becoming a Professional MAHRI demonstrates your commitment to your career and the HR profession. 

As a Professional MAHRI member, you will have full access to: 

  • Exclusive HR resources, templates and more 
  • Local networking and learning opportunities 
  • Discounts on short courses and events  
  • AHRI ProCover professional indemnity insurance 

Plus, you will have the recognised commitment to continuing professional development the MAHRI post-nominal displays. 

Become a Professional MAHRI member.

Who are Professional MAHRI members?

As a Professional MAHRI member, you have: 

  • 5+ years’ work experience in HR or people management; or 
  • An undergraduate qualification or higher plus 2+ years’ experience working in HR or people management 

As a MAHRI, you are also eligible to start your journey towards achieving HR certification − the Australian industry standard for the certified HR practitioners. 

Learn about becoming a Certified Practitioner HR 

Continuing professional development requirement

Professional MAHRI members are expected to complete 60 hours of continuing professional development every 3 years. CPD points can be earned by attending AHRI events, enrolling in short courses or engaging through AHRI networks to find local and state upskilling opportunities. 

Members can track and record CPD points in the AHRI member portal

Learn more about CPD 

Professional MAHRI membership annual fees*

 Full fee  $396
 Parental leave  $110
 Retirees  $110
*All fees include GST. GST is not applied for international applicants.  

Certified CPHR

As a Certified Practitioner Human Resources CPHR, you are recognised nationally for your commitment to the HR profession and continuing professional development.   

As a Certified CPHR member, you will have full access to: 

  • Exclusive HR resources, templates and more 
  • Local networking and learning opportunities 
  • Discounts on short courses and events  
  • AHRI ProCover professional indemnity insurance 

Plus, you will have recognised certification and commitment to continuing professional development the CPHR post-nominal displays. 

Who are Certified CPHR members?

As a Certified Practitioner Human Resources CPHR, you are an existing Professional MAHRI member or have 5+ years’ experience in HR or people management and have successfully completed an AHRI certification pathway or awarded certification by the National Certification Council (NCC).  

Become a CPHR member with the AHRI Practising Certification program 

Continuing professional development requirement

Certified CPHR members are expected to complete 60 hours of continuing professional development every 3 years.  

Members can track and record CPD points in the AHRI member portal

Learn more about CPD 

Certified CPHR membership annual fees*

 Full fee  $396
 Parental leave  $110
 Retirees  $110
*All fees include GST. GST is not applied for international applicants.  

Fellow FAHRI / Fellow Certified FCPHR

AHRI Fellowship is the highest level of professional membership, which recognises HR professionals who have made a substantial contribution to and have a record of achievement in the practice of HR and will continue to contribute to the profession. AHRI Fellows are asked to contribute to seminars, conferences, or be invited to speak at the AHRI National Convention & Exhibition. 

As an AHRI Fellow, you will have full access to: 

  • Exclusive HR resources, templates and more 
  • Local networking and learning opportunities 
  • Discounts on short courses and events  
  • AHRI ProCover professional indemnity insurance 
  • 50% discount on the annual AHRI Convention 

Plus, you will have the recognised contribution to the HR profession and the demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development the FAHRI and FCPHR post-nominal displays. 

Contact us or call 1300 811 880 to learn more about AHRI Fellowship.   

Who are AHRI Fellows?

As an AHRI Fellow, you are a committed HR professional and have become a certified HR practitioner though one of the pathways, i.e., the AHRI Practising Certification program, the Senior Leaders pathway, or joined AHRI via the CIPD reciprocal membership as a CPHR.  

The criteria for Fellowship are aligned to the Professional Recognition Framework, which is underpinned by the AHRI Model of Excellence. 

View the Model of Excellence 

AHRI Fellows can use the postnominal FAHRI or FCPHR (Fellow Certified Practitioner of HR). 

Continuing professional development requirement

Fellow FAHRI and Fellow Certified FCPHR members are expected to complete 60 hours of continuing professional development every 3 years. 

Members can track and record CPD points in the AHRI member portal

Learn more about CPD 

Fellow FAHRI / Fellow Certified FCPHR requirements

AHRI is currently exploring more senior leadership pathways. Contact us to learn more about applying for Fellow FAHRI and Fellow Certified FCPHR membership.    

Fellow FAHRI/FCPHR membership annual fees*

 Full fee  $396
 Parental leave  $110
 Retirees  $110
*All fees include GST. GST is not applied for international applicants.  

Membership fees

Membership benefits

All AHRI members receive unique benefits to support them in their study or career. 

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.

You can earn CPD points by:

 Attending an event   Upskilling with a short course  Connecting locally 
 Explore upcoming events  Book for individuals or groups  Find network forums near you 

Learn more about CPD or download the latest CPD guide 

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 the AHRI member portal and select Renewals under the My Account tab.  

Upgrade your membership

Associate members can upgrade to Professional membership directly via the member portal

Professional MAHRI members can become Certified CPHR members by applying for and completing the AHRI Practising Certification program

AHRI is currently exploring more senior leadership pathways. Information about applying for Fellow FAHRI and Fellow Certified FCPHR membership you can contact us or call 1300 811 880.