An AHRI-accredited or other HR relevant undergraduate qualification (Bachelor degree level or higher) and 2 years’ recent experience in an HR role
What is professional membership (MAHRI)?
Becoming an AHRI professional member (MAHRI) demonstrates your commitment to your career and the HR profession, and the post-nominal MAHRI signifies your level of HR experience and qualifications − see minimum membership requirements below.
Your professional membership gives you full access to exclusive HR resources and discounts on training and events, and means that you are covered by AHRI ProCover professional indemnity insurance.
As a MAHRI, you are also eligible to start your journey towards achieving HR certification − the industry standard for the HR profession.
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.
By taking up AHRI's professional development opportunities and events, you can stay ahead of the latest HR trends and research while keeping your HR skills and knowledge up to date. These activities earn you CPD points along the way.
Undertaking CPD provides assurance to employers and stakeholders of an HR practitioner's contemporary skills and behaviour. Learn more
CPD Points required (Over a three-year period): 30 Hours
Types of CPD-eligible activities:
Type 1 – Formal education
Type 2 – Learning activities
Type 3 – Conferences and seminars
Type 4 – Presentation of papers
Type 5 – Industry involvementt
Type 6 – Service to the profession
Type 7 – Informal learning
A random sample of 10% of all MAHRI and members will be audited on an annual basis.
To apply for your AHRI professional membership, you must provide
- Your CV demonstrating 5+ years' experience in an HR or management role, if you do not have an undergraduate qualification OR
- Your CV demonstrating 2+ years' experience in an HR role and your HR relevant undergraduate/ postgraduate qualification certificate (or academic transcript)
Step 1: Application and payment
You will need to complete an application form, provide your CV with the relevant details and pay your first year's membership fee. You can also apply online and pay by credit card, and a receipt will be automatically emailed to you.
Step 2: Your member profile
Your new AHRI membership profile will be created with your personal and employment/study details. Please note your username and password so you can use them to access members-only webpages once your application is completed.
Step 3: Confirmation
You will receive a confirmation email and welcome pack after your application has been reviewed and approved (up to 14 working days). If your application does not meet requirements, you will be contacted with a recommendation.
Have questions about becoming a member or having trouble joining online? Call 03 9918 9230 to speak to a Member Career Partner or email firstname.lastname@example.org