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Progression for New Zealand HR Professionals

Human Resources New Zealand supports HR Professionals to achieve recognised standards of excellence and competence in HR practice through its professional pathway.

HRNZ sets standards of professional practice and connects members with opportunities to develop and maintain their capability throughout their career.

HRNZ provides recognition for proven HR practitioners through its offer of Emerging Professional and Chartered Member status.  Chartered Members are acknowledged in the New Zealand market for having achieved required standards of competence in the HR profession. All HRNZ Members who are not yet Chartered or Emerging Professional are Affiliate Members and are recognised by the post-nominal AHRNZ.

Emerging Professional Membership

The Emerging Professional Member accreditation is available to early career HR professionals.  This accreditation confirms to prospective Employers that a member has completed education and training in human resource management, has commenced a career in HR and has committed to a process of continuing professional development.  It also signals a commitment to the HRNZ code of practice for human resource professionals in New Zealand. Emerging Professional Members are recognised by the post-nominal EPMHRNZ

To find out more.

Chartered Membership

HRNZ is committed to promoting the highest levels of professionalism in the practice of Human Resources in New Zealand workplaces and encourages all members to aspire to and achieve Chartered Membership.

Chartered members of HRNZ enjoy the status that comes with demonstrating that they have attained a level of professional ability which is respected at a national level by employers and their peers. In addition Chartered Members are provided with guidance and opportunities to expand and enhance their professional knowledge and expertise through continuing professional development on an annual basis and are recognised by the post-nominal CMHRNZ.

To find out more about getting chartered look here.

Chartered Fellows

Chartered Members of HRNZ may apply to become Chartered Fellows.  Applications are accepted in November and December each year. To become a Chartered Fellow a member must demonstrate that they have given outstanding service to their organisation(s), the HR profession or have brought distinction to it over and above others working under the same conditions and environment. Chartered Fellows are recognised by the post-nominal CFHRNZ.

Guidelines for applying for Chartered Fellow status can be found here.

Continuing Professional Development

For Chartered Members of HRNZ there is a requirement to complete Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on an annual basis and accumulate a defined number of points. The CPD year and three year cycle starts from the date you become chartered.  For members who were chartered as at 1 April 2018 the CPD year starts on 1 April each year.

To find out more about continuing professional development please refer to the guidelines here.

Core Capabilities of HR

The Path - the new Capability Framework set out 6 Core Capabilities which sit at the heart of our framework and cpature the essence of good HR practice:

  • Knowledge of Te Ao Māori
  • Understands and values people
  • Reads a room or situation
  • Brings people on the journey
  • Solves workplace problems
  • Sees and mitigates risks

Check out The Path - The Capability Framework for HR professionals