ACU offers a variety of awards and citations to recognise staff and teams who have made an outstanding contribution to student learning and to recognise excellence in teaching:

  • Faculty Excellence in teaching awards (more information is available on faculty websites)
  • Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Vice-Chancellor's Postgraduate Teaching Excellence Award

ACU also offers teaching development grants to support scholarship, program and curriculum development and innovation in higher education learning and teaching.

ACU staff interested in applying for national awards, fellowships and grants are encouraged to look at the range of awards and grants funded by the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) (DIISRTE). From 1 July 2016 a new institute will be established to replace OLT, with $28 million in funding, to promote excellence in teaching and learning. The new Learning and Teaching Institute will administer the grants, fellowships and awards under the Promotion of Excellence in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme. More information will be released in 2016.

The ACU Learning and Teaching Centre provides support and workshops for those nominated by their faculty to prepare external grant and teaching award applications. The LTC website also provides helpful resources for grants and awards.

For further information on awards, citations and grants or for submission of applications, please contact : awards&grants.LTC@acu.edu.au