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Membership fees

AHRI offers a range of membership levels dependent on your professional experience. Becoming an AHRI member will give you access to invaluable HR resources, member discounts on professional development programs, networking opportunities and more. Read more about the benefits of AHRI membership.

Certified HR Practitioner Membership

HR certification is the industry standard for HR practitioners. Experienced HR practitioners can achieve HR certification through one of three certification pathways.

After attaining certification status by the National Certification Council, ongoing membership fees for Certified HR Practitioners are:

  • Certified Practitioner (CPHR) $378 per year
  • Fellow Certified Practitioner (FCPHR) $441 per year

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Academic Membership

There are two Certified HR Academic membership levels, CAHR and FCAHR; and a non-certified membership level, AMAHRI. These membership levels are only available to members who have successfully completed the Academic Certification Pathway.

  • Academic Member (AMAHRI) $378 per year
  • Certified Academic (CAHR) $378 per year
  • Fellow Certified Academic (FCAHR) $441 per year

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Professional Membership

  • Graduate Member: $139 per year
  • Professional Member (MAHRI): $378 per year
  • Fellow (FAHRI): $441 per year

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Affiliate Membership

  • $315 per year

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Organisation Membership

  • $735 per year 
  • Organisation Membership includes one individual Professional-level Membership or Affiliate-level Membership.

Additional members of an organisation's HR team can be linked to the account and invoiced to your organisation at the following rates:

  • 2-19 individual memberships: 10% off the standard price per membership
  • 20-49 individual memberships: 15% off the standard price per membership
  • 50 or more individual memberships: by negotiation

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Student membership

  • $35 per year
  • Student membership is available to people who are studying a HR relevant qualification. It is designed for people who have not yet entered the workforce. Professional Membership would be suitable for people who are currently working in HR.

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Membership Payment Options

Our preferred payment method for AHRI membership and renewal fees is online through our secure payment system using a credit card.  AHRI accepts:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Diners
  • American Express

Other payment options are:

  • Phone: Credit card details may be provided over the phone
  • Cheque made payable to AHRI
  • EFT payment: Electronic transfers must include the membership ID or Invoice No as the payment reference. Remittance advice should be emailed to

Please note: a receipt will be emailed to your nominated email address shortly after payment is received. Receipts can only be issued to the member, and can not be provided to a third party.

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All membership fees include 10% GST.

Overseas Members

GST is not applicable for members residing outside of Australia, however overseas members will be charged a $16 postage fee in addition to their membership fee.

Joining fee for non-online applications

A member joining fee of $58 is applicable to new member applications received by fax, email or post. You will not be charged the joining fee when applying and paying for new membership online.

Upgrading Fee

A non-refundable upgrade assessment fee of $58 is payable by existing members who apply to upgrade to a new membership level (e.g.,  Affiliate to Professional Member). Student members are not required to pay and upgrade assessment fee, but will be required to pay the applicable annual fee for the new membership level in advance.


Professional members receive free professional indemnity insurance as part of their membership.

Did you know...

That AHRI represents around 20,000 HR professionals from Australia and around the globe?

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