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2021 AAUT Nomination Submission Upload Extension

14 September, 2021

AAUT Awards team have extended the submission closing date to 24 Sept, due to COVID lockdown. We encourage the nominees to take advantage of this extra time to refine their submission.

Submission key dates: Monday 6 to Friday 24 September 2021 (Extended)


2021 AAUT Career Achievement Award

9 September, 2021

Since 2020, Universities Australia has reinstated the Career Achievement Award. This award is occasionally awarded to one or more individuals who have:

  • Made an outstanding contribution to learning and teaching
  • Had a major influence and left an enduring legacy
  • Been recognised throughout the higher education sector.

We encourage Vice Chancellors to start thinking of a potential candidate from their institution. More details to come.


2021 AAUT Career Achievement Award Committee

9 September, 2021

We would like to welcome the recipient of the 2017 Career Achievement Award Professor Sally Kift as the Chair of this committee.  Professor Kift has been involved in the Program Awards Committee from 2018 to 2020, and is the President, Australian Learning & Teaching Fellows (ALTF).


2021 VIC/TAS Awards Ceremony

17 August, 2021

Proudly hosted by Swinburne University of Technology, Click here to register for the virtual Event, celebrating VIC/TAS recipients of the 2019 and 2020 Australian Awards for University Teaching.


2021 AAUT Awards Committee Chairs

4 August, 2021

We are indebted to the commitment and dedication of our Award Committee Chairs. These senior academic leaders in teaching and learning provide their time and expertise to support the recognition of teaching excellence in our universities. This year our committee chairs are Professor Elizabeth Johnson (Citations), Professor David Sadler (Program Awards) and Professor Pip Pattison (Teaching Awards). They will be leading their committee in providing recommendations and endorsement of award recipients to the Universities Australia Board.


2021 Assessor Recruitment

21 July, 2021

Inviting members of the Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT), the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows (ALTF) and the Australian Promoting Excellence Networks (PEN) – West Australian Network for Dissemination (WAND) and the Victorian/Tasmanian (VTAS)   Promoting Excellence (PE) Network to be part of this year AAUT assessment panel. Contact the Awards team aaut@rmit.edu.au for EOI link. Closing date: Friday 30 July 2021.


2021 AAUT Briefing Sessions Completion

20 July, 2021

We have completed all the AAUT Briefing Sessions: ICOs, Early Career, Creating winning applications, Awards for Australia University Teacher of the Year and Neville Bonner Award. In case you missed any of the briefing sessions, you can watch them here.


Awards Ceremonies

18 June, 2021

We are delighted that the following institutions have hosted a joint state-based ceremony to celebrate the successful citation recipients in 2019-2020.

  Date   State/s Host by  Venue /Virtual Event  
16 March 2021 WA Murdoch University  (For 2020 recipients)

WA Ceremony photo link
Fraser Restaurant, Kings park
3 June 2021 SA/NT SANTPEN (Joint ceremony for 2019 and 2020 recipients) 

SA Ceremony photo link
University of South Australia
7 June 2021 QLD The University of Queensland  (Joint ceremony for 2019 and 2020 recipients) 

QLD Ceremony photo link
Brisbane Customs House
17 June 2021 NSW/ACT Australian Catholic University  (Joint ceremony for 2019 and 2020 recipients) 

NSW/ACT Ceremony video link
Virtual Event


Associate Professor Jack Wang’s Award Acceptance Video Speech

15 June, 2021

Watch Associate Professor Jack Wang’s speech for accepting 2020 Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year at Universities Australian Conference 2021


2021 AAUT Briefing Session: Creating Winning Applications

7 June, 2021

We are delighted to have Prof Shelley Kinash, Director Advancement of L&T from USQ as our guest speaker for this week AAUT Briefing session on ‘Creating winning applications.’ Presenting on Thu 10 June.


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