VC's L&T awards

VC's L&T awards

  • Both professional and academic staff can apply for the Vice-Chancellor awards in learning and teaching (VC's L&T awards)
  • Receiving an award is an esteemed accomplishment and will support academic promotion
  • Applicants must be nominated by the faculty for a VC's L&T award. Speak to your Associate Dean Learning and Teaching for more information
  • The Assessment panel makes recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor regarding the Award recipients.

Categories, key dates

2019 VC's L&T awards key dates:

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, the Office of PVC (Learning and Teaching) are currently reviewing the Vice-Chancellor's Learning and Teaching Award programming and delivery of related events.

Key dates and updated guidelines will be posted on the website following this review process.


The Vice-Chancellor’s Citations for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning recognise the diverse contributions that individuals and teams make towards the development of a connected learning experience for students.

Nominees are required to focus on ONE of the following selection criteria:

  • Approaches to teaching and the support of learning that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn
  • Development of curricula, resources and services that reflect a command of the field
  • Evaluation practices that bring about improvements in teaching and learning
  • Innovation, leadership or scholarship that has influenced and enhanced learning and teaching and/or the student experience.

Recipients of Vice-Chancellor's Citations will receive $2,000 includes an award certificate.

Program awards

The Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning recognise and reward learning and teaching programs and support services that have made an outstanding contribution to the quality of student learning and the student experience.

Six award categories that reflect and support priorities outlined in the Learning and Teaching strategic framework. Applicants must focus on ONE of the following categories:

Connected curriculum
  • Innovation and flexibility in curricula, learning and teaching
  • Connected learning experience
  • Postgraduate education
  • Widening participation
  • Student experiences and services supporting learning, development and growth in higher education
  • Global citizenship and internationalisation.
  • Connected people
  • Educational partnerships and collaborations with other organisations.
  • Recipients of Vice-Chancellor's Program Award will receive $5,000 includes an award certificate. It is anticipated that awards will be distributed across the categories.

    Teaching awards

    The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Teaching Excellence promote, recognise and reward excellence in coursework teaching via the following eight award categories:

    • Biological sciences, health and related studies (including medical sciences)
    • Humanities and the arts
    • Law, economics, business and related studies
    • Indigenous education
    • Physical sciences and related studies (including mathematics, statistics, computing and information science, building and planning, engineering)
    • Social and behavioural sciences (including psychology and education)
    • Early career – open to staff with no more than five years’ experience
    • Priority area – high impact intervention for progression, retention and attainment.

    Recipients of Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award will receive $10,000 includes an award certificate. It is anticipated that awards will be distributed across the categories.

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