Hold AHRI-accredited/ relevant postgraduate qualification, OR demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience
What is an AHRI Fellow (FCPHR)?
AHRI Certified 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.
Fellows are committed AHRI members who have undertaken the AHRI Practicing Certification program, joined AHRI via the CIPD reciprocal membership as a CPHR or completed the Senior Leaders pathway, and have become certified HR practitioners.
The criteria for Fellowship are aligned to the Professional Recognition Framework, which is underpinned by the AHRI Model of Excellence.
AHRI Fellows are able to use the postnominal FCPHR (Fellow Certified Practitioner of HR).
As an AHRI Fellow, you have full access to exclusive HR resources and discounts on training and events, and you are covered by AHRI ProCover professional indemnity insurance.
To apply to become an AHRI Fellow, you must either complete the AHRI Practising Certification Program (APC) and then upgrade to Fellow status (see below), or complete the Senior Leaders Pathway (SLP).
If you are already certified with AHRI (CPHR Member) and want to apply for Certified Fellow status, please Use this form.
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, and is required to maintain your status of certified HR practitioner.
CPD Points required (Over a three-year period): 30 Hours, specifically relating to advancing the HR profession.
Types of CPD-eligible activities:
Type 3 – Conferences and seminars
Type 4 – Presentation of papers
Type 5 – Industry involvement
Type 6 – Service to the Profession
A random sample of 10% of all FCPHR members will be audited on an annual basis. All FCPHR members will be audited at least once every three years as part of the commitment to maintaining certification standards.
Have questions about becoming a Fellow or need assistance with your application? Call (03) 9918 9230 to speak to our Member and Student Support team or email [email protected].
Benefits of FAHRI membership:
Stand out from the crowd with your AHRI post-nominal: FCPHR
Networking and events
Build your networks and share your 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
Give back to the profession by becoming a mentor 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.