Your safety comes first. We have converted our face-to-face courses to virtual workshops . Visit our covid-19 page for more information.

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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Virtual Workshop or Distance delivery

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

Important information:

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, AHRI must consider our duty of care to our students and facilitators. As such, we will be transitioning our scheduled workshops into a new ‘virtual workshop’ format, until it is deemed safe to run face-to-face workshops again.

The member experience will remain the same, with four full days of interactive education per unit and professional post-workshop support as needed by all our students. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at or phone 1300 811 880.

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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.