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Australia HR Institute


The Australian HR Institute (AHRI) is the national association representing human resource and people management professionals with 20,000 members from Australia and across the globe..

AHRI sets the professional standard for HR in Australia. AHRI sets the industry standard for HR practitioners in Australia which is globally benchmarked and mapped to both Singapore HR certification (Institute of HR Professionals) and the UK chartered HR standard (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). AHRI has reciprocal certification arrangements in place with the CIPD..

Professional membership with AHRI ensures that HR practitioners:

  • Adhere to a robust professional code of conduct that is supported by governance requirements and disciplinary procedures
  • Are effectively supported in their continuing professional development (CPD) to ensure currency of skills and knowledge is maintained.

  • AHRI provides a wide range of learning and development opportunities in HR, people management and business skills. As a national body, AHRI provides education and networking opportunities across Australia, including the delivery of the world-class AHRI Convention. AHRI also commends excellence in HR and diversity and inclusion practices across Australia through its highly regarded AHRI Awards.
    AHRI's globally benchmarked Model of Excellence underpins all AHRI's professional development products, events and programs. AHRI sets standards for HR practice through both the AHRI Practising Certification program and industry accreditation of HR qualifications at Australian universities. It also supports vocational standards in HR training by actively contributing to Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) and Industry Reference Committees (IRCs).
    AHRI conducts independent research and liaises with both Australian and international partners on matters of interest to Australian workers and workplaces. Through its expert industry advisory panels.
    As a member of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management and the World Federation of People Management Associations, AHRI belongs to a global network of HR associations that enables the open sharing of research and issues affecting human resource management worldwide.
    AHRI is owned by its members and governed by a Board of Directors with a Council of State Presidents that consists of elected councillors representing each Australian state and territory.

    APFHRM country reports

    The members of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) meet regularly to share ideas, perspectives and information relating to the practice of HR in the Asia Pacific region and their individual institutes. Below are the country reports for Australia.

    Meet the Team

    Board of directors

    National President and Chairman of Board
    Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director
    Major events

    AHRI National Convention and Exhibition

    AHRI Awards program

    Primary publication

    HRM magazine – 11 issues a year HRM magazine

    AHRIs Continual Professional Development
    Education and training

    Certification Program HR certification

    AHRI Research

    Our Member Countries

    Australia Bangladesh Fiji Hong Kong India Japan Malaysia Maldives New Zeeland Pakistan Papua New Guinea
    Philippines Sri Lanka Singapoor Thailand Taiwan Vietnam