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.

La Trobe University Awards

Applications Open: 24 July 2017

Applications Close: 22 September 2017

Announcement: November 2017

Download the Award Application Guidelines here.

Resources: Go to the Professional Learning Hub – La Trobe Username and Password required (Teaching Awards module)

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

Award Funding


AAUT to move to UA

As part of its Higher Education Reform Package the Federal Government’s Department of Education and Training will cease to fund and administer the Australian Awards for University Teaching.  It, together with the OLT’s digital repository for HE learning and teaching, will move to Universities Australia from 1 January 2018 (Higher Education Reform Package, p20). The HE Reform Package says the Government has supported the recognition of high quality learning and teaching for more than 20 years and “Given the levels of funding provided to institutions it is appropriate that the higher education sector take increased responsibility for the recognition and promotion of quality in higher education teaching and learning.

Universities Australia will also curate the OLT digital L&T research library to ensure project reports and resources continue to be accessible

Available Awards

College Awards

  • Citations for outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • Pro Vice-Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence

Application resources

Available on the Professional Learning Hub.

La Trobe Awards

  • Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • Vice-Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence

Application resources

Available on the Professional Learning Hub.

National Awards

Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT)

  • 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

Application Resources

Available on the Professional Learning Hub.