An AHRI-accredited or other HR relevant undergraduate qualification (Bachelor degree level or higher) and 2 years’ recent experience in an HR role
What is professional membership (MAHRI)?
Becoming an AHRI professional member (MAHRI) demonstrates your commitment to your career and the HR profession, and the post-nominal MAHRI signifies your level of HR experience and qualifications − see minimum membership requirements below.
Your professional membership gives you full access to exclusive HR resources and discounts on training and events, and means that you are covered by AHRI ProCover professional indemnity insurance.
As a MAHRI, you are also eligible to start your journey towards achieving HR certification − the industry standard for the HR profession.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
AHRI professional members, Certified HR Practitioners and Certified HR Academics are required to undertake continuing professional development (CPD) to maintain their HR certification and AHRI professional membership.
By taking up AHRI's professional development opportunities and events, you can stay ahead of the latest HR trends and research while keeping your HR skills and knowledge up to date. These activities earn you CPD points along the way.
Undertaking CPD provides assurance to employers and stakeholders of an HR practitioner's contemporary skills and behaviour.
CPD Points required (Over a three-year period): 30 Hours
Types of CPD-eligible activities:
Type 1 – Formal education
Type 2 – Learning activities
Type 3 – Conferences and seminars
Type 4 – Presentation of papers
Type 5 – Industry involvement
Type 6 – Service to the profession
Type 7 – Informal learning
A random sample of 10% of all MAHRI and members will be audited on an annual basis.
Step 1: Application and payment
You can apply online and pay by credit card, and a receipt will be automatically emailed to you. Either:
- Apply now and set up automatic monthly direct debit (Australian residents only), or
- Apply now and pay annually
Step 2: Your member profile
Your new AHRI 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.
Step 3: Confirmation
You will receive a confirmation email after your application has been reviewed and approved. If your application does not meet requirements, you will be contacted with a recommendation.
Have questions about becoming a member or having trouble joining online? Call (03) 9918 9230 to speak our Member and Student Support team or email email@example.com.
Benefits of MAHRI membership:
Stand out from the crowd with your AHRI post-nominal: MAHRI
Networking and events
Build your networks and knowledge at local network forums, conferences and national events, with special member rates.
HR Resources and Research
Stay up to date on news, opinion and research with HRM magazine, Gartner publications and the Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Access online HR resources including checklists, guidelines and policy templates, and the email support service Ask AHRI
Australian Unity Health Insurance
AHRI members receive a special discount on Australian Unity health insurance
Join the mentoring program
Advance your career by becoming a mentee with the nine-month AHRI mentoring program.
Professional members are covered up to $10 million with AHRI ProCover professional indemnity insurance
Hone your skills and expertise with HR and leadership courses, elearning, webinars and in-house training at special member rates
Join the AHRI Members Lounge
Join in the discussion at this exclusive, members-only LinkedIn group to stay connected to the profession, and each other.