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Benefits of student membership

Support for your studies

Having the resources you need to complete your studies and build your career is essential. AHRI student members get access to articles in AHRI's peer reviewed academic journal Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources. You can also access HRM online, giving you articles on specialist topics in HR and tips on how to build your career. The HRM e-newsletters show you the latest articles on the site as well as video interviews with leading HR professionals.

AHRI mentoring program

The AHRI mentoring program, one of our most popular member benefits, is now available to AHRI student members in their 3rd year of study. It is a six month program that will run from April each year. 

For more information and applications, visit the AHRI Mentoring page.

Demonstrate commitment to your career

It's important to show your future employer that you are serious about a career in HR. Take part in one or several of AHRI's programs for student members to make sure your CV gets noticed and you stand out among other HR candidates.Some of the resources you can you access as an AHRI student member include:

Webinar presentations

Attend free webinar presentations facilitated by experienced HR practitioners, giving you tips and advice on how to prepare yourself to secure that first job in HR.

Student academic competitions

A key way to distinguish yourself from other HR students  is by taking extra initiative and demonstrating that you are keen, willing and enthusiastic to learn. Throughout the year AHRI will run competitions for students to give them opportunity to do this. These competitions come in a variety of formats and as a reward AHRI will provide access to various resources not normally available to student members. In addition, AHRI will use these competitions as a way to identify AHRI Student Ambassadors.

Student events calendar

Visit the student events calendar to map out your activities for the year.  As different forums and webinars arise, they will be added into this calendar.  If there is a topic or speaker that you are interested in, please email

Student ambassador role

The student ambassador role was established in 2015 as a way to recognise students that have gone above and beyond their normal studies to set themselves apart as a serious HR professional in the making. These ambassadors can be self nominated, or nominated through an academic contact. The benefits of this role will be:

  • Access to the network of State Councillors and AHRI Convenors
  • Free membership for 12 months
  • Opportunity to learn and grow
  • Standing out from the crowd by including this on your CV and creating better employment opportunities

In return, the student ambassadors are required to be AHRI advocates for student membership among their peers. In partnership with the membership team, help to identify opportunities for students and HR professionals to connect. They will be provided with a student ambassador kit to help them share the benefits of being an AHRI member and help others to apply.

We look to secure at least 2 ambassadors per university, plus a pipeline for future years. To register your interest in this role please email


AHRI student members now have access to AHRI's resource centre AHRI:ASSIST. Developed around the various stages of the employment lifecycle, you can download policies, templates, checklists, information sheets and more on a variety of HR topics. Need to write an assignment on how to put a HR policy in place? These are the resources that working HR professionals are using right now. The email support service ASK:AHRI is not included in this membership subscription.

A clear path through your career

Once you have completed your studies you can progress to AHRI graduate membership. It's a professional-level membership designed for graduates that will support you as you start off your career in HR.

Networking opportunities

Attend AHRI's young professional network forums, connect with others via AHRI's social media sites, and even come along to the biggest HR event of the year – the AHRI National Convention and Exhibition. Student members receive significant discounts off the price of paid events.

Latest news, jobs and events

Stay in touch with the latest developments in the HR profession by receiving the 'Student What's on at AHRI e-newsletter'. It updates you on the latest information and resources you can access with your membership as well as giving you tips and advice on how to build your career in the early stages of HR.

You can also choose to receive e-news from the HRM online site, giving you the latest articles on the site as well as video interviews with leading HR professionals.


Start a successful career in HR with AHRI student membership. Student membership is primarily designed for full-time or part time students studying a bachelor level tertiary qualification in HR, business, commerce or psychology.

As a student member you will have access to the resources you need to support your studies, be able to attend free member-only networking forums to build your network of HR professionals and up skill on specialist HR topics.

Student membership is $35 per annum and is not available to those with previous HR experience or those who are currently working in HR.

Join now

Existing Free Student Members can upgrade to the new Student Membership by completing the application form with Name, Member ID and payment details.


Other types of membership

Is student membership not the right fit? There are different types and levels of AHRI membership designed for HR professionals, organisations, and affiliates. 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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