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Continuing professional development

As a professional member of the Australian HR Institute (AHRI) you have made a commitment to model excellence in the workplace.

A key element of maintaining professional standards is continuous professional development (CPD) which ensures that your professional skills and knowledge are current. Your commitment to CPD means that you will routinely reflect on learning and review your current knowledge. Continuously developing your skills and knowledge and applying this to your workplace will benefit your organisation and enhance your individual career opportunities.

CPD REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFIED HR PRACTITIONERS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS

The program is built on a three year model which allows for a more rounded learning program. This cycle is more naturally aligned to the way individuals invest in professional development than an annual cycle. Each year AHRI conducts a CPD Audit on a random selection of professional members and all certified members.

The CPD recording tool (located within your profile on the AHRI website) automatically records activities you have completed through AHRI, but you will need to enter non-AHRI professional development activities as you complete them to make sure you have an accurate record of all of your CPD.

Membership Level Points of CPD required Eligible Activities
(refer to the definitions of 'types' in the CPD Guide link below)
Audit Strategy
FAHRI and FCPHR30 points of CPD over a three-year period, specifically relating to advancing the HR profession.  Type 3 – Conferences and seminars
Type 4 – Presentation of papers
Type 5 – Industry involvement
Type 6 – Service to the profession
A random sample of 10% of all FAHRI members will be audited on an annual basis.

All FCPHR members will be audited at least once every three years as part of the commitment to maintaining certification standards.

CAHRI and CPHR60 points of CPD over a three-year period, specifically relating to advancing the HR profession Minimum of 40 points by participating in the following activities:

Type 1 – Formal education
Type 2 – Learning activities
Type 3 – Conferences and seminars
Type 4 – Presentation of papers

The remaining 20 points may be accumulated by participating in the following activities:

Type 5 – Industry involvement
Type 6 – Service to the profession
Type 7 – Informal learning

A random sample of 10% of all CAHRI members will be audited on an annual basis.
 
All CPHR members will be audited at least once every three years as part of the commitment to maintaining the certification standards.
MAHRI and GAHRI 30 points of CPD over a three-year period, specifically relating to advancing the HR profession Type 1 – Formal education
Type 2 – Learning activities
Type 3 – Conferences and seminars
Type 4 – Presentation of papers
Type 5 – Industry involvement
Type 6 – Service to the profession
(A limit of 20 per cent of total CPD in any three- year period is allowed)
Type 7 – Informal learning
(A limit of 10 per cent of total CPD in any three- year period is allowed)
A random sample of 10% of all MAHRI and GAHRI members will be audited on an annual basis.

There are no CPD requirements for the following membership levels:

  • LAHRI (Life Member) and FAHRILife (Life Fellow)
  • Affiliate
  • Student
  • Retired members

For further information on CPD, here is the link to download the CPD Guide.

For all CPD queries, please contact careersupport@ahri.com.au

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