APC Program structure and assessment


The APC Program is designed to assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of HR professionals when applying advanced strategic HR management.

You will be applying the 'toolkit' of HR competencies and behaviours that you have learnt throughout the APC Program, in both theoretical and applied work-based assessments and reflections recorded in your learning journal. 


The APC Program is offered over 18 months on a part-time basis. You will undertake one learning unit per trimester and can expect to commit at least 10 hours of study per week over this period. All four APC learning units must be completed within four years of commencement. 

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Workshop or distance delivery

You can study via distance or workshop. You will receive comprehensive learning and assessment materials and academic support to help you complete your studies successfully.

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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.

32 CPD Points are awarded upon completion of each unit of the APC Program.


You can also find out more about the appeals and complaints process by downloading the policy.