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


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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