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HR students

Are you a current HR student with fewer than two years' HR work experience?

Become a paid AHRI student member to gain exclusive access to benefits that support you during your studies and prepare you for your future career after graduation.

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Are you a current free student member?

Upgrade to paid student membership to access all student benefits. Complete the online application form with your name, member ID and payment details, by logging in to your AHRI profile.

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Have a question? Call (03) 9918 9230 or email

After graduation

As an HR graduate, you can upgrade your student membership to graduate membership. This professional-level membership is designed for graduates and will support you as you start off your career in HR. As you gain more HR experience, you will be able to upgrade again to professional membership (MAHRI) and work towards achieving HR certification.

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Q. Why should I join AHRI?

AHRI membership keeps you up-to-date with the latest developments in HR, gives you access to HR resources, and helps you advance your career and tap into professional networks. Membership with AHRI is highly regarded by employers as it demonstrates your commitment to the profession. Learn more about membership benefits

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Q. 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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Q. I am a student member. Do I have access to all member only areas of the website?

Paid student members have access to all content on the AHRI website, with the exception of the Ask AHRI email service. Our free student membership has been discontinued. If you are still a free student member, you may maintain this membership until you graduate. However, we encourage you to upgrade to take advantage of the benefits of paid student membership. Members who currently hold a free student membership have restricted access to the AHRI website. If you wish to access all website content, upgrade to paid student membership.

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Q. Do I have to be a full-time student to be eligible to be a student member?

Student membership is designed for students who are not currently working full-time in HR related field. You can be a part-time or full-time student.

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Q. How long can you be a student member for?

Student membership is available for the duration of your studies and is renewed annually.

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Q. Do I get a card with my student membership?

We no longer issue student members with member cards. You will receive a confirmation e-pack and receipt within seven business days of your application being received, which will provide you with login details to the AHRI website.

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Q. I have (or nearly have) graduated from my course. What membership is available to me?

Graduate membership (GAHRI) has all the benefits of our full professional membership but at a great introductory rate. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for graduate membership you might consider professional member (MAHRI) or affiliate membership.

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Q. What payment methods can I use to pay my membership fee?

Our preferred payment method for AHRI membership and renewal fees is online through our secure payment system using a credit card. AHRI accepts Visa, MasterCard, Diners or American Express. You can also pay by phone (03 9918 9230) by providing your credit card details, by cheque made payable to AHRI or by EFT payment.

Alternatively, eligible members can set up automatic monthly direct debit via select credit cards (Visa and MasterCard). For more information on this payment method, please call us on (03) 9918 9230 or email

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Q. What are the terms and conditions of my membership?

View online the full terms and conditions of your membership.

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Q. I am studying part-time but I am over 25 years of age. Can I still apply for student or graduate membership?

There is no longer an age limit for graduate membership. If you are still studying and you are not working in an HR role please email and we will be happy to discuss your situation and advise the best option.

Graduate membership is available to recent graduates (graduated within the last two years). If you do not fall into the above categories you may wish to consider affiliate membership or professional membership (MAHRI). Please call (03) 9918 9230 to speak to a Member Career Partner or email

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