Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT)

Awards for Teaching Excellence, for Programs which enhance Learning, and Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning are offered by the Australian Government’s Department of Education and Training (DET). They recognise and reward the diverse contributions made by individuals and teams to the quality of student learning.

Nominations by the University for submission to the DET are chosen through an application and selection process managed by the Education Portfolio.

If your application is chosen for nomination by the University you will then be helped to prepare it for submission to the DET.

Citations For Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Citations For Outstanding Contributions to Student Learningare awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to the quality of student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period, whether they are academic staff, general staff, sessional staff or institutional associates. Citations provide an opportunity for distinctive institutional missions, values and priorities in learning and teaching to be recognised. Citations are awarded for a range of contributions to student learning, both direct and indirect.
Up to 150 Citations, including the Early Career category, with prize value of $10,000 each, are available nationally in 2017. The maximum number of Citation nominations the University can nominate is six.

Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning

Awards for Programs that Enhance Learningrecognise learning and teaching support programs and services across eight categories. The University may submit only up to eight program award nominations, with a maximum of two nominations per category.

The categories are:

  1. Widening participation
  2. Educational partnerships
  3. Innovation & flexibility
  4. Postgraduate education
  5. Student experiences & services supporting learning
  6. Global citizenship & internationalisation

Up to 12 Program awards, valued at $25,000 each, are available nationally in 2017.

Awards for Teaching Excellence

Awards for Teaching Excellencerecognise outstanding university teachers. The University may submit only up to eight teaching award nominations, with a maximum of two nominations per category.

The categories are:

  1. Biological Sciences, Health & Related Sciences
  2. Early Career
  3. Humanities and the Arts
  4. Law, Economics, Business & Related Studies
  5. Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education
  6. Physical Sciences & Related Studies
  7. Social and Behavioural Sciences

Up to 16 Teaching awards, valued at $25,000 each, are available nationally in 2017.

Early Career categories for Awards and Citations

Early Career categories for Awards and Citationsare open to those nominees, who have no more than five years’ experience teaching in a higher education setting, which includes tutoring and part time teaching.

Next Steps

If you are interested in applying, please read the DET information carefully, look at the supporting resources in the sidebar, and then contact .

Hard copies of past successful applications are available to view at Educational Innovation reception, Level 2, Fisher Library.

18 April 2017 Citation applications are now closed.
30 May 2017 Closing date for Awards. Submit via email here.