Advance HE Fellowships

Advance HE Fellowships at Deakin provide academic and professional Deakin staff with formal recognition of their teaching practice or learning support, impact and leadership. This program provides teaching teams across the university with opportunities to apply for various categories of fellowship as they move through their teaching or learning support journey.

An accredited pathway to recognition

The DeakinHE Fellowship program provides academic and professional staff who teach and support learning with recognition of their practice, impact and leadership. Deakin has run an internationally accredited HEA Fellowship program since 2020, giving staff the opportunity to join a community of over 156,000 HEA fellows across the world.

What Advance HE Fellowships are offered at Deakin?

DeakinHE Fellowships are funded by the university and open to professional, academic, full-time, contract or sessional staff who have been involved in teaching or supporting learning in higher education at level 5 or above for at least two years. The following categories of Fellowships are currently offered at Deakin:

Associate Fellowship (AFHEA) is for people who are relatively new to teaching or supporting teaching and learning, or who have teaching responsibilities in a higher education context.

Fellowship (FHEA) is for people who have already undertaken three or more years of teaching or supporting learning experiences within a higher education context.

Senior Fellowship (SFHEA) is for people who have a sustained professional practice as a leader of learning and teaching and can show the impact their practice has had on colleagues.

Recognising practice, impact and leadership

Recognising practice, impact and leadership

The program is integrated with the Deakin Teaching Capability Framework and supports premium learning that is inclusive for all teaching team staff. More than 200 Deakin staff members have been awarded as HEA Fellows.

DeakinHE Fellowship Pathways

Deakin’s HEA Fellowship program is aligned with the UK Professional Standards Framework and is a valuable professional development experience. Deakin provides the following pathways to help support staff reach the goal of HEA Fellowship:

  • Graduate Certificate Higher Education Learning & Teaching (FHEA)
  • DeakinHE Fellowship Reflective Practice Pathway (AFHEA, FHEA, SFHEA)

Find out more

For more information about DeakinHE Fellowships in 2022 and 2023, please email the HEA team