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Webinar: Insights from 2023 National Program Award Winners

8 May, 2024

Join us for a deep dive into teaching excellence at the Insights from National Program Award Winners 2023 webinar, hosted by the Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning & Teaching (CAULLT). Hear from 2023 AAUT Program Award winners Michele Ruyters' team (RMIT University) & Melissa Crowe's team (James Cook University) who have developed innovative programs that enhance learning and improve the student experience.

When: Friday 26 July 12pm AEST

Where: Online - Zoom

Click here to register:

Each year, the Australian Awards for University Teaching and the Te Whatu Kairangi Aotearoa Tertiary Educatory Awards recognise teaching excellence.  In this webinar CAULLT has brought together winners from 2023 who have developed innovative programs that enhance learning and improve the student experience.

The Cohort Doctoral Studies program at James Cook University provides an ecosystem of support for working health professionals (often part-time, external candidates) to complete their research degrees.

The Toikura teaching unit within Te Pūtahi-a-Toi School of Māori Knowledge at Massey University lead two unique kaupapa Māori immersion Initial Teacher Education programmes : Te Aho Tātairangi and Te Aho Paerewa.

The Bridge of Hope Innocence Initiative program at RMIT provides an opportunity for internship students to work collaboratively with academics and industry to investigate wrongful conviction claims and raise public awareness about errors in the criminal justice system. Come along and hear a little more about these three programs and the teams that developed them.


Melissa Crowe, Diana Mendez and Meryl Churchill (James Cook University)

Huia Tomlins-Jahnke, Mari Ropata-Te Hei, Nadell Karatea-Kokiri, Hona Black, Te Rina (Krystal) Warren, and Rahera Filiata (Massey University)

Michele Ruyters, Gregory Stratton, Monique Moffa, Alyssa Sigamoney and Jarryd Bartle (RMIT)

2024 AAUT nomination information now available

6 May, 2024

We are pleased to advise that all resources have been updated for the 2024 round.

In the 'Resources' section of this website, you can find the latest:

  • Nomination instructions
  • Sample nomination forms
  • Templates for responding to the assessment criteria
  • Assessment matrices
  • Nomination writing tips from Assessors
  • Examples of effective evidence
  • Nomination writing tips for Neville Bonner nominations

We encourage all prospective applicants to reach out to the Institutional Contact Officer to find out more about the process at their institution.

2023 State-based ceremonies

15 April, 2024

A big thank you to the universities who are hosting the 2023 state-based award ceremonies.

  • WA: Edith Cowan University on 15 April 2024
  • VIC: RMIT University on 8 May 2024
  • SA: Flinders University on 10 May 2024
  • NSW/ACT: The University of Newcastle will host on 23 May 2024
  • QLD: The University of Queensland will host on 28 May 2024

Now that UA have confirmed the 2024 AAUT will go ahead, we encourage universities and ICOs to start identifying and working with potential nominees on developing their submission.