Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT)
From 2018 the Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) will be led by Universities Australia.The Awards are open to both academic and professional staff.
- Staff interested in applying must contact their Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching and/or team Directors and the Office of the PVC L&T well in advance of deadlines to express interest in applying and any pre-nomination requests and process.
- All nominations will be registered and submitted by the Office of PVC Learning and Teaching on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor.
Instructions and forms
Categories, key dates
The three AAUT Award categories are:
Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning recognise and reward the diversity of contributions made by individuals and teams to the quality of student learning.
In 2018, up to 60 citations will be awarded across the following four categories:
Maximum of six Citation submissions per institution, and the maximum number awarded to each institution is three.
Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning recognise learning and teaching support programs or services that make innovative and outstanding contributions to student learning and/or the quality of the student experience.
In 2018, one award will be given in each of the following categories (six awards in total):
Maximum of two Program Awards submissions per institution across all categories.
Awards for Teaching Excellence recognise Australia’s most outstanding university teachers or teaching teams who have demonstrated excellence, leadership and sustained commitment to teaching and learning in higher education.
In 2018, one award will be given across each of the following categories (seven awards in total):
Maximum of three Teaching Awards submissions per institution across all categories.
For assistance developing and writing your award nomination, see the Australian Awards University Teachers Networks Network (AAUTN) website. The AAUTN Award Mentor Scheme draws on the skills and experience of Australian Teaching Award winners who can provide advice and support for aspiring award applicants on the development of their award applications.
2017 Citation award
|Dr. Neil Harrison||For leadership and innovation in curricula development that ensures the inclusion of local Indigenous community knowledge in urban locations in teacher education|
|Corinne Sullivan||For the development of a transformative and motivating learning space in Indigenous Studies that has inspired students to critically and sensitively reflect on their perspectives and world views|
|Dr. Kira Westaway||For the creation of effective earth science learning environments that support different learning styles and positively impact on the student experience|
2017 Program award
|PACE team||For educational partnerships and collaborations with other organisations.|