ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme

The ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme (EFS) provides an opportunity for all those involved in teaching (and/or supporting learners in other ways), at ANU and beyond, to be recognised as professionals within an internationally-standardised framework.

ANU is a subscribing institution of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Since the start of 2014 the ANU has been accredited to award professional recognition in all four categories of HEA fellowship within the Professional Standards Framework.

Professional recognition

The fellowships provide professional recognition of academic and professional staff, from ANU or other Australian universities, who:

  • can demonstrate experience in, and knowledge of, teaching and learning;
  • have engaged with relevant professional development; and
  • are committed to acting as a professional.

Fellowship categories

  • Associate Fellow (AFHEA) for those just starting to teach or support learners at university
  • Fellow (FHEA) for those with solid teaching experience
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) for those with solid teaching and mentoring/peer-support experience
  • Principal Fellow (PFHEA) for those with recognised leadership in teaching and learning at institution-wide or national levels.

ANU applicants

Applications to the EFS require you to provide a written (or, in a few circumstances, oral) reflective narrative of your experience in university teaching or learner support.

You will be supported to develop this reflective narrative through a developmental program of peer- and mentor-focused feedback mediated through the Educational Fellowship modules EF1-6. (Modules EF7-10 are offered to successful applicants.)

Modules EF1-6 are now available in diverse modes: fully online; face to face; and blended.  

You may also be encouraged to participate in professional development modules that suit your needs to ensure you meet the relevant criteria for fellowship.


Free of charge for Australian National University staff.

A personalised developmental service is also available for external applicants. Please contact


Register for the EFS modules via the black "Register now" button at the top right of this page.

Fellowship recipients

More than 300 members of the ANU teaching community and more than 200 external colleagues have already been recognised through the EFS.

Total number of fellows


AFHEA 20 12 10 17 3 38 13 12 125 185
FHEA 13 13 3 4 6 19 7 9 74 21
SFHEA 20 7 10 8 15 27 9 9 105 103
PFHEA     1   1     2 4 21
Total 53 32 24 29 25 84 29 32 308 205

Updated 2/03/2017