OLT Awards for Teaching Excellence

Teaching Awards celebrate a group of the nation’s most outstanding university teachers in their fields. Teaching Awards give recognition to teachers (individuals and teams) renowned for the excellence of their teaching, who have outstanding presentation skills and who have made a broad and deep contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education.

The eight categories of Awards for Teaching Excellence in 2016 are:

  • Biological Sciences, Health and Related Studies (including Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Medicine, Nursing etc)
  • Early Career
  • Humanities and the Arts
  • Law, Economics, Business and Related Studies
  • Neville Bonner Award/s for Indigenous Education
  • Physical Sciences and Related Studies (including Architecture, Building and Planning, Engineering, Computing and Information Science)
  • Social Sciences (including Education)

The Priority Area for 2016 is: High impact strategies for progression, retention and attainment.

Up to 16 Awards each with a value of $25,000 will be granted across the eight categories in 2016. The University may nominate two individuals or teams in each category each year.

Considering applying for this award?


Step 1

Step 2

  • Attend the workshop on Friday 13 May, 2.30-4.00pm.
  • These resources may help you in completing your application.
  • Consult the successful applications kept at the Educational Innovation reception, Fisher Library Level 2 South, during business hours.
  • Contact Dr Tai Peseta, Education Innovation Team for assistance with your application.

Step 3

Step 4

  • Prepare your application, noting carefully the criteria and requirements. The internal due date is Tuesday 31 May, 2016.

Step 5

  • If your application is selected for nomination by the University, you will be supported to revise and strengthen your submission. Your revised application is due on Thursday 30 June 2016.

Step 6

  • Nominations must be submitted by the University, and are due in at the OLT by Thursday 7 July 2016.