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Become a Member

Congratulations! You're joining AHRI - Australia's national membership association for HR professionals and people managers.  Now you are just a few of steps away from accessing services, benefits and resources that are only available for our members.

Becoming an AHRI member is easy:

Step 1: Choose your membership type

Choose the membership type you wish to apply for. We have a range, so make sure you're selecting the membership that is best suited to your background and needs. Our professional-level membership types (Graduate, MAHRI and FAHRI) each have specific work experience and qualification requirements. The AHRI membership team will review your application and contact you if you do not meet the correct requirements. If this is the case, we will help steer you to the right membership for you.

Step 2: Complete a joining form

Complete one of the membership forms below with your personal details and basic employment or study details (if applicable). This application will also create your new membership profile. Please take note of the username and password that you create, as you will use these details to access the member only pages of the website once your membership application is completed.

Make sure you have your credit card ready if joining online to pay for your first year's membership. Your receipt will automatically be emailed to you. Contact the team at AHRI at any time if you have any questions about membership and the joining process.

Step 3: Receive your welcome pack

If you have applied for a student membership you will not receive a welcome pack, but you can start using your benefits right away.

Affiliate memberships do not require any approval - your welcome pack will be posted to you within 7 days.

If you've applied for a professional membership AHRI will receive, review and process your application. Please allow up to 7 days for your application to be reviewed. A confirmation email will be sent to you when your membership has been reviewed and approved. You will be posted a new member pack in the mail within 7 days of your membership being confirmed.

Step 4: Consider HR certification

Take a look at the HR certification information and complete the HR certification pathfinder. If you're not yet ready to commence your certification journey (for example student members or graduate members), this is something you can work towards.

Professional Membership Applications

Please review the Professional Membership Criteria to ensure you meet the minimum requirements and have the relevant documents available to upload as part of your application.

Professional Member: MAHRI

$378 per year

Please provide:

  • Your detailed CV (If you do not have an undergraduate qualification your CV will need to demonstrate 5+ years of experience in a HR or management role).


  • Your CV demonstrating a minimum of 2 years in a HR role AND your HR relevant undergraduate qualification certificate or academic transcript. Note: postgraduate qualifications are also acceptable.

If you are living outside of Australia, please complete this AHRI Join Form and email to

    Professional Member: CAHRI

    $378 per year

    As of 1 January 2018 AHRI will no longer be admitting new, rejoining or upgrading applicants to the CAHRI membership level. However, current members will maintain their status as long as their membership stays current.

    The entry requirements for Professional Member CAHRI were:

    • 8+ years of experience in an HR role including 2 years of leadership or strategic HR management experience


    • A postgraduate qualification plus 5 years of HR experience including 2 years of leadership or strategic HR management experience

    Read more about CAHRI here.

    Fellow: FAHRI

    $441 per year

    AHRI Fellows are senior-level practising HR professionals. Applicants must hold an AHRI-accredited or relevant postgraduate qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience in HR of 10 years or more, and also have a minimum of five years of experience in a strategic management or leadership position.

    In addition, applicants must demonstrate a substantial contribution to the HR profession. Fellow applications are assessed and approved by the AHRI National President, and AHRI state council president.

    Prospective members interested in applying for Fellow membership and current members wishing to upgrade to Fellow membership must read the application guidelines specific to this membership type. All applications for Fellow must be submitted by using the below submission form.

    Find out more

    Graduate Member: GAHRI

    $139 per year

    If you have graduated from a HR relevant qualification (minimum of a Bachelor degree) within the last 2 years, please provide:

    • Proof of your Graduation (eg, academic transcript or certificate/testamur)


    • Current CV.

    This membership level is not suitable for people who have four or more years of HR relevant experience.

    Find out more

    If you are living outside of Australia, please complete this AHRI Join Form and email to

      Non-Professional Membership Applications

      Student Membership

      $35 per year

      If you are a full-time or part-time student, studying at a tertiary level or equivalent, in HR, business, commerce or psychology you can join AHRI as a student member. The membership is designed for students that have not yet entered into the workforce and is therefore not suitable for people who have prior HR experience or are currently working in a HR role.

      To join simply complete the form and email to or call 1300 811 880 and the team will can get you started over the phone.

      • Join as a Student member

      • Affiliate Membership

        $315 per year

        Affiliate membership is suitable for people working in HR who do not yet meet the requirements to apply for a professional membership, or for those with people management responsibilities but HR is not their primary function.

        To join simply complete the form and email to or call 1300 811 880 and the team will can get you started over the phone.

        • Join as a Affiliate member

        • Organisation Membership

          First make sure your company is not already a member. See our directory of organisation members or call a member of the AHRI team to do this.

          Then complete the Organisation Application Form AND Linked Member Application forms below. There is not an online joining option for organisation membership. Print, complete and return BOTH forms to AHRI by email, fax or post (details are on the form).

          Find out more


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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