2024 AAUT Professional Development Series

2024 AAUT Professional Development Series

20 June, 2024

We’re nearing the end of our PD sessions for the 2024 round. Thank you to all of our presenters and guest speakers for sharing their experiences crafting a successful nomination and their top tips for nominees embarking on the process in the 2024 round.

If you missed any of the sessions, you can view the recordings here:

The final PD session on ‘How to write a successful Program Award nomination’ will be held on Wednesday 26 July, 3 – 4pm. Please contact your Institutional Contact Officer or the AAUT team (aaut@rmit.edu.au) for the link to join the webinar.

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: https://bit.ly/4b2Kpbg

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.

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