Become a student member 

Support your HR studies and kick-start your career

Become an AHRI Student member to access resources to support your studies, join programs and events to help you become job-ready, and attend free member-only networking forums to build your professional network and learn about specialist HR topics.

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Minimum requirements

To apply for Student membership you must currently be:

  • A full-time or part-time student at a tertiary level or equivalent, studying an HR related vocation and not working now or have worked in the past in a full time HR role. 
  • If you are currently working in an HR role please contact us.

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Step 1: Application and payment

You can apply online, provide your CV with the relevant details, and pay by credit card. A receipt will be automatically emailed to you.

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 be able to access your member benefits once you receive the payment confirmation email. If your application does not meet requirements, you will be contacted with a recommendation. 


Do I have to be a full-time student to be eligible for Student membership?

Student membership is designed for students who are not currently working full-time in HR related field. You must be either a part-time or full-time student.

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How do I update my address and contact details?

You can update your details in several ways:

  • Login to your member profile on the website,
  • Return your HRM magazine cover sheet with your new address to us,
  • Update your details on your renewal form when you renew your membership, or
  • Call 03 9918 9230 to speak to a Member Career Partner or email your updated details to [email protected]

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How do I upgrade my membership?

You can upgrade your membership at any time by completing the appropriate online upgrade form, which you can accessed in your member profile. If your membership is linked to an organisation membership, please email [email protected] for details. Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements before submitting your documents for consideration of an upgrade. A one-off, non-refundable upgrade assessment fee of $60.50 is payable.

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How long can you be a student member for?

Student membership is available for the duration of your studies and is renewed annually.

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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 will I know if my application has been approved?

All upgrade applicants will be notified of the outcome via email when it has been approved. Upgrade packs will also be posted out (except for free student members upgrading to paid student members) and will include a new certificate of membership.

I am a student member. Do I have access to all member only areas of the website?

Student members have access to all content on the AHRI website, with the exception of the Ask AHRI email service.

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I am studying part-time but I am over 25 years of age. Can I still apply for student or graduate membership?

There is no age limit for Student or Graduate membership.

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I have (or nearly have) graduated from my course. What membership is available to me?

Graduate membership (GAHRI) has all the benefits of our full professional membership but at a great introductory rate. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for graduate membership you might also consider professional member (MAHRI) or Affiliate membership.

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I've changed my name – how do I update my name with AHRI?

Please email [email protected] to advise of a change of name and we will update your details for you.

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What payment methods can I use to pay my membership fee?

AHRI accepts Visa, MasterCard, Diners or American Express when paying your annual membership fee. You can also pay over the phone (03 9918 9230) by providing your credit card details, by cheque made payable to AHRI or by EFT payment.

Alternatively, Australia based 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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What are the terms and conditions of my membership?

View online the full terms and conditions of your membership.

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