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The HERDSA Fellowship Scheme offers you with an opportunity to be part of a vibrant community of practitioners and researchers interested in improving teaching and learning in tertiary education.

Aims of the Fellowship Scheme
The Fellowship Scheme seeks to improve the quality of educational practice through critical reflection, recognize and reward good educational practice, and offers an avenue for peer collaboration among the community of Fellows.

Who is the scheme for? 
The Fellowship Scheme is for academics or leaders who have made a significant personal commitment to the improvement of teaching and learning in a tertiary education context. Fellows may come from a range of positions including: discipline-focused academic, educational developer, student support, or leadership roles.

What‘s involved? 
Becoming a HERDSA fellow involves the preparation of a Portfolio under the guidance of a mentor. The Portfolio is assessed by two Fellows from a Panel of Assessors: successful completion leads to the award of the Fellowship.

Why bother?
The Fellowship Scheme provides opportunities for:

  • Personal and professional development
  • Connections: collegiality and collaboration
  • Recognition of achievements for career advancement.

Fellowship development opportunities

HERDSA Fellows become part of a vibrant network of scholars who are able to engage in professional development and serve HERDSA and the broader tertiary education community. Fellows can also participate in training to act as mentors and assessors within the fellowship scheme. There are no formal re-registration requirements.

If you want to improve the quality of your education practice within the tertiary education sector and thereby improve the quality of student learning and academic development outcomes; and if you have want to have your education practice recognised, then this is the Scheme for you!

For further information, contact the HERDSA Office on +61 (2) 9771 3911 or

Members receive HERD online inclusive with their membership. Should you wish the hard copy please tick the box above.
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