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Become an AHRI member

Your support, when you need it

AHRI is a supportive career partner for HR professionals at any experience level. Our dedicated HR career support team is here to help you with resources, recommendations and advice throughout your career.

As the national association for HR practitioners, AHRI sets the professional standard for HR through certification.

Not a member? Find out which membership level suits you

We offer different membership levels to suit your needs as a HR practitioner, senior leader, student, graduate or if you are interested in keeping up with the know in HR.

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FAQ for current members

What is AHRI doing to support members during COVID-19?

The COVID-19 crisis has left many organisations looking to their HR professionals for guidance and assistance. As the professional body for HR professionals in Australia, we are the go-to resource and guidance centre for HR, and have been releasing regular communications, factsheets, webinars and Q&As to help our members respond to COVID-19 effectively and in a timely manner.

We're constantly updating our COVID-19 Resource Hub where we share all of this information. 

We've also continued to offer our Members professional development and learning opportunities during these times by switching our Network Forums and short courses to virtual workshops, wholly online.

COVID-19 Resource Hub

How do I update my address and contact details?

You can update your details in several ways:

  • Login to your member profile on the website,
  • Return your HRM magazine cover sheet with your new address to us,
  • Update your details on your renewal form when you renew your membership, or
  • Call 03 9918 9230 to speak to a Member Career Partner or email your updated details to

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I've changed my name – how do I update my name with AHRI?

Please email to advise of a change of name and we will update your details for you.

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What are the benefits of maintaining continuous membership – does AHRI have a loyalty program?

Yes, AHRI rewards members who have maintained membership with us continuously, with milestones at 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years. Each milestone is recognised in a different way, but can include additional discounts for event registrations, presentation of certificates or plaques or public recognition in AHRI's HRM magazine.

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How do I upgrade my membership?

You can upgrade your membership at any time by completing the appropriate online upgrade form, which you can accessed in your member profile. If your membership is linked to an organisation membership, please email for details. Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements before submitting your documents for consideration of an upgrade. A one-off, non-refundable upgrade assessment fee of $60.50 is payable.

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I am a CAHRI member. How can I renew or upgrade my membership?

As of 1 January 2018 AHRI will no longer be admitting new, lapsed, rejoining or upgrading applicants to the CAHRI membership level. If you have a current CAHRI membership, you will be able to retain this level of AHRI membership in perpetuity, as long as your membership remains current into the future and you continue to meet your CPD obligations.

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I would like to cancel my membership – how do I do this?

If you have decided to cancel your membership (as opposed to suspending your membership) please email In your email we would appreciate any feedback you might have, including the reason you have decided to cancel your membership.

If you would like to retain your membership until the end of your current membership period please don't email us until you have received your renewal notice. 

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Can I share my login details with a friend or colleague?

Your login details are only for your own personal use and should never be shared. Your personal information (including your home address, email address and date of birth) is visible to anyone using your login details, as is your CPD record. Please log out of your AHRI profile before you register another person for an event or course.

Can I suspend my membership?

Yes. Your membership can be suspended on a yearly basis for up to two years. You will receive a renewal notice at the end of your first year suspension period, but you may contact us at any time in the interim to reactivate your membership. Suspending your membership is a suitable option if you are travelling, on extended leave or experiencing financial difficulty; you can easily reactivate your membership and still retain continuous membership status (and therefore be eligible to receive benefits under AHRI's member loyalty program).

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Can I keep my membership while I'm on parental leave?

Yes. We offer a special rate for members on parental leave of $110 per year, for a maximum of two years. We will issue you with a renewal notice at the end of your first year. If you wish to continue your parental leave rate for the second year, please contact us after the renewal notice is issued.

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I recently became a member but now I don't need it anymore. Can I get a refund or transfer my membership to someone else?

Individual membership is not transferable, and membership fees are not refundable.

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