Awards

There are three levels of awards available to you - college, university and national. In general, it is expected that you would start with the local and move towards the national. Over your career as an academic, it is very likely that you will be involved in the preparation of an application for one of these awards, either individually or as a member of a team.

Applying for an award is a fantastic way to gain recognition for your work and enrich your career whilst sharing your experiences and approaches with fellow academics. However, applications must follow a very specific set of criteria and require planning and preparation to ensure your best chance of success.

Remember that the LTLT team are available to support you throughout the process.

Teaching Awards Professional Development Program

This Teaching Awards Professional Development Program aims to support the description of evidence based claims about innovations in teaching leading to improved and demonstrable positive learning outcomes for students. Participants engage in peer review of draft applications for teaching awards and develop plans for assembling evidence of value of teaching for learning.

Focus

Leadership

Activities

Practice-based support: Self-paced online module

Peer support: embedded in module and workshop delivery

Formal Learning

Register here for Teaching Awards Program- Finalising a Citation- 06/04/17


College awards

You should apply for these awards directly through your relevant College.

Application resources


La Trobe Awards

Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Up to 10 citations are awarded each year. Recipients receive a certificate and $5000.

The Vice-Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching

There is one award in this category each year. Recipients receive a certificate and $10,000.

Application resources

Additional support

Get some help converting your College citation into an Institutional one. Or come along for some tips on polishing up your final draft.

View our previous award winners.


External Awards (National)

AUT Australian Awards for University Teaching

National University learning and teaching awards, which are a prestigious recognition of excellence and quality in learning and teaching, are awarded by the Department of Education and Training in five separate categories:

  • Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning
  • Awards for Teaching Excellence
  • Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year
  • Career Achievement Award

How and when to apply

Citations

Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning recognise and reward the diverse contributions made by individuals and teams to the quality of student learning.

Citations are awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to the quality of student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period, whether they are academic staff, general staff, sessional staff or institutional associates.

Citations provide an opportunity for distinctive institutional missions, values and priorities in learning and teaching to be recognised. Citations are awarded for a range of contributions to student learning, both direct and indirect.

Up to 150 Citations, including the Early Career category, with prize value of $10,000 each, are available in 2016.

How to apply

Preparing a first draft

  1. Read the 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching Programme information and nomination instructions [PDF478KB].
  2. Download and complete the application form [DOCX 0.8MB] for an AUT Citation
  3. Consult with LTLT staff if you need help with your application by emailing ltlt@latrobe.edu.au

Submitting a final application

  1. Consult with LTLT staff if you need further support with your application.
  2. Download and complete the AUT Citation nomination form [DOCX 0.8MB].
  3. Confirm all AUT Citation application checklist [PDF 144KB] requirements have been met.

Key dates

  • Expression of Interest: Monday 1 February 2017 (via email to ltlt@latrobe.edu.au)
  • First draft due for internal review: Friday 26 February 2017 (via email to ltlt@latrobe.edu.au)
  • Final Submission due for internal review: Wednesday 23 March 2017
  • AUT Deadline for Submission: Wednesday 10 May 2017

Application resources

Awards for Programmes that Enhance Learning

Awards for Programmes that Enhance Learning recognise learning and teaching support programs and services that make an outstanding contribution to the quality of student learning and the quality of the student experience of higher education. The programmes and services that receive Programme Awards must have demonstrated their effectiveness through rigorous evaluation and will set benchmarks for similar activities in other institutions.

How to apply

  1. Read the 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching Programme Information and Nomination Instructions [PDF 478KB].
  2. Download and complete the Programme  Award Nomination Form [DOCX 0.7MB]
  3. Consult with LTLT staff if you need help with your application by emailing ltlt@latrobe.edu.au

Key dates

  • Expression of Interest: Monday 4 April 2017 email ltlt@latrobe.edu.au
  • Final Submission due for internal review: Monday 23 May 2017
  • OLT Deadline for Submission: Wednesday 12 July

Awards for Teaching Excellence

Teaching Awards celebrate a group of the nation's most outstanding university teachers in their fields. Teaching Awards give recognition to teachers (individuals and teams) renowned for the excellence of their teaching, who have outstanding presentation skills and who have made a broad and deep contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education.

How to apply

  1. Read the 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching Programme Information and Nomination Instructions [PDF 478KB].
  2. Download and complete the Teaching Award Nomination Form [DOCX 0.79MB].
  3. Consult with LTLT staff if you need help with your application by emailing ltlt@latrobe.edu.au

Key dates

  • Expression of Interest: Monday 4 April 2016 email ltlt@latrobe.edu.au
  • Final Submission due for internal review: Monday 23 May 2016
  • OLT Deadline for Submission: Wednesday 12 July

NOTE: All Citation applications must be submitted via the AUT Awards Portal by the La Trobe University Institutional Contact Officer.

Information about all available awards is available at the AUT Website.