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About the ANU EFS

The ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme (EFS) provides educators, including academic and professional staff who support learning, with internationally-accredited professional recognition of their experience and expertise in university education. 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 Education Advancement Team at the ANU Centre for Learning & Teaching (CLT) will guide you throughout the application process. We support and award three categories of fellowship; Associate Fellow of the HEA (AFHEA), Fellow of the HEA (FHEA) and Senior Fellow of the HEA (SFHEA). In addition, we support applicants for the Principal Fellow of the HEA (PFHEA) category for direct application with Advance HE. Whichever category you choose, you will be asked to reflect on your practices, values and philosophies as an educator, your accumulated experiences in higher education, and different kinds of education-related expertise.

Visit our ‘Apply for the EFS‘ page to learn more or contact us at

Professional standards framework

The Professional Standards Framework (PSF) is a globally-recognised framework for benchmarking success within higher education teaching and learning support. Advance HE, the custodians of the PSF, are curently phasing out PSF 2011, and ANU will be making the transition to the revised version, PSF 2023, by September 2024.  

PSF 2023 builds on the strengths of PSF 2011 while placing much more overt emphasis on:  

  • the effectiveness and impact of teaching and/or learning support; 
  • the context in which the teaching and/or learning support takes place; 
  • inclusivity – both from the perspective of the wider range of staff now able to engage with the PSF and how more inclusive approaches ensure all learners feel respected, valued and have equity in opportunity to succeed. 

If you wish to learn more about PSF 2011 and PSF 2023, you can download and read these guides: 

  • PSF 2023 guide (will open the Advance HE website, where you can download the guide)
  • PSF 2011 guide (will automatically download the document from the Advance HE website) 

Current fellows


Updated 01/06/2022

Fellows’ testimonies

Hear from some of the University’s fellows about their decision to apply for a fellowship, their experience of the application process, and advice for new applicants!

Associate Fellows


Senior Fellows