Individual Membership

Membership to suit every stage of your career

Student and Graduate
Mid-to-Senior Professionals
Managers and Academics
Executive HR Professionals


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Have some questions?

I'm unable to complete my application, what do I do?

Please email [email protected] and a printable form will be emailed to you. Complete the form and email back any relevant supporting documentation, payment details for your annual membership fee and a $60.50 processing fee.

I have questions about my individual membership, who do I contact?

Call 1300 239 642 or email our team at [email protected]

How do I apply for an individual AHRI Membership?

You will need to complete an application form and pay your first year's membership fee. After applying online and paying by credit card, a receipt will be automatically emailed to you.

As part of the application process, your new membership profile will be created with your personal and employment/study details. Please note your username and password so you can use them to access members-only webpages once your application is completed. If your application does not meet requirements, you will be contacted with a recommendation. 

What sort of work experience does AHRI consider HR relevant for the purposes of assessing membership eligibility?

HR encompasses many different types of work experience. We will consider each person's experience on an individual basis. Relevant work experience can include but is not limited to HR management, mentoring and coaching, training and development, workforce planning, HR information systems and payroll, recruitment, consulting, management, and organisational development. The professional memberships are underpinned by the Professional Recognition Framework.

How quickly are membership applications processed?

New affiliate and student member applications are processed right away once payment is received. Professional membership applications are processed within 1-2 business days.

How long does a membership period run for?

Membership is for 12 months from the date of application or renewal. Your renewal date is rounded to the closest end of the month. For example, If you apply on or before 15 November, your renewal date is 31 October in the following year; or if you apply after 15 November your renewal date will be 30 November.

Can I pay my membership fees in instalments? Are there payment plans?

Eligible members can set up automatic monthly direct debit via select credit cards (Visa and MasterCard). For more information on this payment method, please call us on (03) 9918 9230 or email [email protected]

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How do I access my membership benefits?

Professional members will receive a confirmation email and welcome pack after the application has been reviewed and approved (1-2 business days), and payment has been received.

Affiliate members will receive a welcome pack within seven business days once payment is received as no approval is required.

Student members will be able to access their benefits once payment is received and will not receive any welcome pack.