National Teaching Awards

The annual Australian Awards for University Teaching program is funded through the Promotion of Excellence in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PELTHE) program, Department of Education and Training.  There are three categories of teaching awards. Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning are presented at a series of state-based ceremonies in the second half of the year. National Awards for Teaching Excellence, including the Australian University Teacher of the Year, and awards for Programs that Enhance Learning are presented to recipients at a national ceremony in Canberra at the end of the year. Information about the Australian Awards for University Teaching is available on the Awards pages.

The 2017 AAUT guidelines will be released early in 2017.

Last year's dates were:

2016 National AAUT Awards

Internal ACU submission dates

AAUT final submission dates

Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

11 April 2016

5 May 2016

Teaching Excellence Awards

8 June 2016

7 July 2016

Programs that Enhance Learning

8 June 2016

7 July 2016

All national teaching awards require faculty support from the Head of School, Associate Dean (L&T) or the Director of your unit. It is important to get this level of faculty support before working on an application.

You can also contact the Learning and Teaching Centre (awards&grants.LTC@acu.edu.au) for general information or for feedback on national grant and teaching award applications. Additional resources are provided on the other webpages under Awards and Grants.