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Certification Pathways

HR certification can be achieved in Australia by following one of three available pathways. Eligibility for each of the pathways is dependent on individual experience, skills and capability.

HR practitioners can utilise the HR Certification Pathfinder to receive a recommendation on the best suited pathway for their personal situation.

Pathways to HR Certification

HR Certification in Australia

National Certification Council (NCC)

AHRI Practising Certification Program (APC)

APC Program (4 units)

Credit Transfer

RPL

Mid to senior level HR practitioner

Pathway 1

Intensive interview with NCC sub-committee

Case study/portfolio and sponsor verification

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Senior to executive level HR practitioner

Pathway 2

CIPD Reciprocity Agreement

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CIPD Chartered Members

Pathway 3

PATHWAY 1: PATHWAY TOWARDS HR CERTIFICATION BY UNDERTAKING THE APC PROGRAM

The APC program is a 4-unit study program equivalent to an AQF level 8 postgraduate program. This program is ideal for experienced HR professionals or people managers with a minimum of 5 years HR experience. Skills recognition is also offered, through Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer. Find out more about Pathway 1.

PATHWAY 2: SENIOR PATHWAY TOWARDS HR CERTIFICATION

Via this pathway, senior practitioners submit a case study and undertake an intensive interview by the NCC sub-committee. Find out more about Pathway 2.

PATHWAY 3: PATHWAY TOWARDS HR CERTIFICATION FOR CIPD CHARTERED MEMBERS

This pathway is available to HR practitioners who have achieved the equivalent of certified practitioner status by attaining the Chartered CIPD category from CIPD in the United Kingdom. Find out more about Pathway 3.

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The time is right for a post-nominal that signifies to business the professionalism of the HR person they are employing. Hopefully, the HR profession will take it up and take pride in it.

Jim Bailey LFAHRI, AHRI's inaugural National President

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AHRI, in partnership with senior members of the HR profession, need to champion certification as a means to recognise the quality of the professionals in the field and to continue to lift the contribution of the HR profession in enabling business success.

Grant Kerswell FAHRI, HR Director, Broadspectrum

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