Credit transfer

Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal training and/or qualifications. If you are eligible, applying for a Credit Transfer will enable you to fast track your certification journey.

Your previous AHRI accredited postgraduate study may count towards credits for Units 1, 2 and/or 3 within the AHRI Practising Certification Program (APC).

Undergraduate degrees (bachelor’s) are not eligible for Credit Transfer of the APC Program as they are not equivalent AQF Level 8.

The APC Unit 4: Applied Project in Organisational Capability is not available for Credit Transfer.

Postgraduate courses accredited by AHRI

Postgraduates of an AHRI accredited course are eligible for direct Credit Transfer for Units 1, 2 and 3 of the APC Program, if you have completed your study within the past 10 years and the qualification was AHRI accredited at the time of completion and you can demonstrate 2+ years exposure in a HR generalist role.

To assess your eligibility you will need to complete the Credit Transfer Application Form, you will need to submit evidence that you have maintained involvement in the subject areas, to ensure currency of your knowledge and skills. 

AHRI has partnered with several educational institutions to offer this pathway to eligible students at no cost. 

Can’t find your qualification or educational institute? Please contact us to check if your course has been accredited.

How to apply for Credit Transfer

Before you proceed, please ensure you have an active AHRI professional membership. Not yet a member? Join today.

Step 1. Complete the enrolment form and upload your documents

To enrol for Credit Transfer, have the below documents ready for submission:

  1. A copy of your current CV;
  2. A certified copy of your AHRI accredited postgraduate qualification testamur; and
  3. A completed Credit Transfer application form: Download Credit Transfer application form
  4. Please complete the online application form and upload the above documents.

* PLEASE NOTE: online enrolment forms submitted less that 48 hours prior to the enrolment close date will be assessed and may granted for the next trimester. Please refer to trimester dates below.

Undergraduate degrees (bachelor’s) are not eligible for Credit Transfer of the APC Program as they are not equivalent AQF Level 8.

Step 2. Notification of outcome

If your Credit Transfer outcome is successful, you are eligible to enrol in the next applicable full-study unit.


2023 Dates and Deadlines

To ensure that you do not miss your preferred trimester study period, please plan according to the dates below.

Credit Transfer process steps

Trimester 3, 2023

Submit Credit Transfer documentation7 August 2023
Enrol in Unit 4 Applied project in organisational capabilityEnrolments close: 
21 August 2023