APC Program entry requirements

Who can enrol for the APC Program?

To commence your studies in the APC Program, you must be a current AHRI professional member at a minimum MAHRI level (i.e. MAHRI, CAHRI or FAHRI) and you must fulfil one of the three criteria listed below:

  • Experienced HR professionals

    With 5+ years’ experience in an HR role and no formal qualification, OR

  • HR graduates

    With an HR relevant undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution and 2+ years’ recent experience in an HR role, OR

  • Business leaders

    With 5+ years' relevant experience in people management, seeking to broaden and enhance their HRM capability

Gain the support of your employer

To assist in gaining the support of your employer to enrol into the APC program, the below template has been created for your use:

Letter to the employer


Q. Can I enrol for the APC Program if I'm not yet an AHRI member?

You can sign up for membership when applying for admission into the APC Program. 

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Q. If I don't have enough work experience required for this pathway, what can I do?

You can call to speak to a Member Career Partner about your options on 03 9918 9230 or email enquiries@ahri.com.au 

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