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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.

Note: This diagram is currently being updated due to the signing of a reciprocity agreement with Singapore’s Institute of HR Professionals,

Pathways Diagram National Certification Council (NCC) AHRI Practising Certification Program (APC) APC Program (4 Units) Credit Transfer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Mid to Senior Level HR Practitioner Intensive Interview with NCC Sub-Committee Case Study/Portfolio and Stakeholder Endorsement Senior to Executive HR Practitioner AHRI/CIPD Reciprocity Agreement CIPD Chartered Members Interview with NCC sub-committee Academic portfolio and stakeholder endorsement Academic to senior academic in HR research/teaching