Why get certified?

HR certification is the industry standard for the HR profession in Australia. Whether you are a mid-level HR professional, a senior HR leader, an HR consultant or an HR academic, achieving HR certification will:

  • Validate your HR skills, experience and expertise
  • Demonstrate to employers and clients your capability as an HR business partner 
  • Showcase your contribution, as an academic, to the HR body of knowledge and excellence in HR teaching practice
  • Show your commitment to the HR profession

"HR certification played a huge role in my career progression. Had I not completed the program I wouldn't be where I am today, or have achieved what I have."

Jessica Kaaden CPHR, HR Business Partner,
Office of Public Prosecutions, Victoria

Stand out from the crowd 

Achieving HR certification shows the wider market and peers that your professional knowledge and skills are at a demonstrated level of experience, and that you are committed to keeping up with contemporary HR practices. 

There are four pathways to HR certification, and eligibility for each pathway depends on your HR experience, skills and capability.

Learn more about certification pathways

Make your mark as an HR professional

Join AHRI’s fast growing community of Certified HR Practitioners in private, public sector and not-for-profit organisations, including Qantas, Deloitte, NAB, Lendlease, PwC, Rio Tinto, ATO, SAP, CSIRO, Australian Red Cross and Deakin University. 

Discover how Certified HR Practitioners are making real business impact in their organisations. Read more

  • Why employ certified practitioners

    Why employ certified practitioners

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  • Setting the HR standard

    Setting the HR standard

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