2019 AAUT Key Dates
18 June, 2019
Phase One: Nominee Registration – Monday 12th August – Friday 23rd August 2019
Phase Two: Submission Upload – Monday 2nd September – Friday 13th September 2019
Notification of Outcome – January 2020
2019 Australian Awards for University Teaching
18 June, 2019
2019 Nomination Instructions
2018 State-based Award Ceremonies
17 May, 2019
Recognising Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
South Australia/Northern Territory
The South Australia and Northern Territory Promoting Excellence Network (SANTPEN) are proud to present the AAUT Citations Award Ceremony to celebrate the Citation recipients from Flinders University, the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Charles Darwin University and Batchelor Institute. Our special guest presenter Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Professor of Higher Education, will present recipient certificates in an invite-only event to be held in Adelaide on Monday, 29 April.
New South Wales/ACT
With the support of NSW DVCAs, Western Sydney University is organising a celebration (17 April 2019) for the NSW AAUT citation recipients.
Date: Thursday, 9th May, 5pm – 7pm
Venue: Deakin Downtown
Guest Speaker: Prof Jane den Hollander
Professor Debra Henly (Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) of Griffith University is pleased to host the Queensland ceremony recognising the winners of the 2018 Australian Awards for University Teaching.
The outstanding achievements of some of our State’s remarkable educators will be recognised – these include twelve separate institutional category wins:
– Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year
– Awards for Teaching Excellence (Teaching Awards)
– Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning (Program Awards)
– Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
Recipients and dignitaries from Bond University, Central Queensland University, Queensland University of Technology, The University of Queensland, University of Southern Queensland will be in attendance.
The Queensland ceremony (Recognising Queensland’s Winners of 2018 Australian Awards for University Teaching) is being held on:
Date: Thursday, 11 April 2019
Time: 6.00 – 9.00pm
Venue: Function Room, The Ship Inn, Cnr Stanley and Sidon Streets, South Bank Parklands, Brisbane
2018 Australian Awards for University Teaching
31 August, 2018
Universities Australia (UA) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) are back. Swinburne University (led by Professor Angela Carbone) is managing the administration of the AAUT on behalf of Universities Australia
This year, all award categories will remain unchanged along with the assessment criteria.
|Award Types||Categories||No. of Awards|
|1. Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Citations)||4||Up to 60|
|2. Awards for Program that Enhance Learning (Program Awards)||6||6|
|3. Awards for Teaching Excellence (Teaching Awards)||7||7|
|4. Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year||1||1|
Due to the level of funding made available by Government for the AAUT from 2018 onwards, prize money must be reduced.
Key changes to this year’s Awards are as follows:
- Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and Awards for Program that Enhance Learning will not attract prizemoney.
- Awards for Teaching Excellence and the Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year will attract prizemoney, though amounts will be reduced. Details on prizemoney for these awards will be provided later.
- The state-based Citations ceremonies will no longer take place. Recipients of Citations and Program Awards will receive a certificate. Ceremonies or other forms of public recognition will be at the discretion of the recipients’ institution.
- Award recipients for Excellence in University Teacher and the Australian University Teacher of the Year Award will be announced at the Universities Australia Higher Education Conference, National Convention Centre Canberra on Wednesday 27 February to Friday 1 March 2019.
Submission of nominations will be due on Sunday 9 Dec 2018. There will be a new online submission process.
In the meantime, we strongly encourage you to think about the nomination candidates and categories.
Stay tuned, as further information outlining the submission process will be provided in October 2018.
New appointment announced
20 December, 2017
The VTAS PEN and AAUTN would like to congratulate Associate Professor Angela Carbone on her new appointment as Associate Dean (Learning Innovation) and Professor in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology at Swinburne University of Technology, commencing on 1 Feb 2017.
Australian Awards for University Teaching for 2017
20 December, 2017
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Peter Corke from Queensland University of Technology for receiving the Australian Award for University Teacher of the Year 2017 at the Australian Awards for University Teaching for 2017.
Australian Awards for University Teaching for 2016
15 December, 2016
Congratulations to Associate Professor Karen Burke da Silva from Flinders University for receiving the Australian Award for University Teacher of the Year 2016 at the Australian Awards for University Teaching for 2016.
Top university teachers announced
5 December, 2016
On Thursday, 1 Dec 2016, The Minister of Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, presented Australian awards for university teaching to individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to enhancing student learning outcomes.
The teaching excellence awards were presented to 18 individuals across many disciplines including, science, the arts, Indigenous studies, psychology, business, health and journalism.
Twelve programs were also recognised for their contribution to enhancing learning.
For a full list of award recipients, please visit:
Soft Launch of profile Booklet | Australian University Teachers of the Year 1997-2015
1 November, 2016
The Victoria Tasmania Promoting Excellence Network (VTAS-PEN) with the support of the Department of Education and Training have developed a booklet containing the profiles of Australian University Teachers of the Year 1997-2015. A soft launch of the booklet will occur at the Awards Networking Event. This will involve:
- meeting with other award recipients including past recipients
- interacting national/state and territory learning and teaching networks, including a discussion about the establishment of a national network of award alumni.
- discussing key issues and opportunities in higher education, and
- exploring the value of award
2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching
1 October, 2016
The Department of Education and Training will announce the recipients of the 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching on Thursday 1 Dec 2016. Awards will be granted for
- Teaching Excellence
- Programs that Enhance Learning
- Australian University Teacher of the Year
Watch this space!