Teaching awards and grants celebrate and endorse outstanding achievement and innovation in teaching and learning at the university level.

Should you require support or additional information, please contact the Project Officer, Learning and Teaching.


Teaching and Learning Innovation Grants

This institution-wide internal funding scheme aims to support projects which show innovation in any aspects of teaching and learning, including assessment. Formal applications are invited and funds allocated competitively against specified criteria.


Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching

These annual awards recognise exceptional teaching practice by individuals or teams across all faculties. Winners receive a Certificate and a $5,000 prize to be used to further enhance teaching excellence within the University.

Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Grants & Fellowships

The OLT ceased operating from 30 June 2016. The department will manage all ongoing grant and fellowship projects to their conclusion, with the final projects scheduled to complete in 2018. From July 2016 there will be no new grants or fellowships.


Australian Collaborative Education Network Limited (ACEN) Research Grants

ACEN is the professional association for practitioners and researchers from the tertiary education sector, industry, community and government representatives, involved in work integrated learning (WIL) in Australia.

Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT)

The AAUT recognise quality teaching practice and outstanding contributions to student learning, demonstrating excellence in higher education learning and teaching. Recipients, with the support of their institutions, further contribute to systemic change in learning and teaching through the ongoing sharing and dissemination of knowledge.


Other Awards & Resources

Some areas within the University offer discipline specific teaching awards to acknowledge and reward staff for excellence in university-level teaching. These awards usually close prior to the Vice-Chancellor's Awards. Interested staff should speak to their supervisor or the Dean, Teaching and Learning for more information. Other awards and support may be available through Teaching and Learning societies and networks.