Vice-Chancellor's awards for teaching excellence

Vice-Chancellor's awards for teaching excellence

These awards promote, recognise and reward excellence in coursework teaching.

There are eight award categories:

  • early career – open to staff with no more than five years’ experience
  • biological sciences, health and related studies
  • humanities and the arts
  • law, economics, business and related studies
  • physical sciences and related studies
  • social and behavioural sciences
  • Indigenous education
  • priority area – high impact intervention for progression, retention, and attainment.


All nominees will be assessed on the evidence they provide on the four following areas:

  • approach to teaching and the support of learning that influences, motivates and inspires students to learn
  • development of curricula, resources or 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.

Award winners will be required to present a paper and/or a workshop on their award-winning practice.

Based on Panel recommendations, the Vice-Chancellor will award up to five excellence awards each year. The winners will receive $10,000 and an award certificate. It is anticipated that awards will be distributed across the categories.

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