Valuing and rewarding teaching

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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/sharepoint sites)
  • ACU Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (various categories)
  • ACU Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award
  • ACU Vice-Chancellor's Postgraduate Teaching Excellence Award

ACU staff are encouraged to consider teaching awards as part of their career development options.

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 teaching awards are encouraged to look at the information on the national Department of Education and Training, Learning and Teaching website (

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 please contact: awards&