ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme

The ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme (EFS) provides educators with internationally-accredited professional recognition of their experience and expertise in university teaching. The Australian National University (ANU) is able to offer the EFS to its staff by being a subscriber to Advance HE (previously Higher Education Academy or HEA), an independent, non-profit organisation committed to world-class teaching in higher education.

The ANU Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) will support you during the application process. The Centre offers information sessions, modules that help you develop specific aspects of your application, and personalised feedback sessions. To see details of upcoming events, please visit the Workshops page.

How much does it cost and who can apply?

Applying for the EFS is free of charge for ANU staff. An ANU email address is a prerequisite for applicants.

Under certain circumstances, a personalised developmental service is also available for applicants from institutions outside ANU. Please contact for more information.

News from Advance HE about our 500 Fellows milestone

The Australian National University’s Educational Fellowship Scheme (EFS) has celebrated its 500th ANU-based Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2019. The ANU was the first Australian University to achieve accreditation, and since 2014, has been accredited to award professional recognition in all four categories of HEA fellowship within the Professional Standards Framework...
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Thoughts from the former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington

... There is a professional organisation for great teaching and for leadership in Higher Education in the UK. It's called the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Unsurprisingly, ANU became the first university in the world [in 2013] to subscribe to the HEA and that allowed us to offer the Educational Fellowship Scheme (EFS)... We have over 400 HEA fellows across the university: academic staff and professional staff of all levels, across all of the colleges and in many of the central divisions.

The ANU Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) formerly CHELT, has played an enormously important role in driving this change. To have 400 people stand up and get recognised for great teaching at this university is something that makes me enormously proud. But it doesn't end there, because CLT has also played an incredibly important role in asking the rest of the sector to stand up and recognise great teaching.

... To know that what you do is internationally bench-marked is fantastic! So, I want to congratulate CLT for leading us on this globally innovative path for recognising great teaching and making sure that this recognition is not just recognition in the classroom. Education is a very broad endeavour whether you are working in administration, or student life, or you got an educational focus in University House, whether you are helping people online or teaching in the classroom, you too can be part of the HEA.