Nomination for OLT Awards for University Teaching

Please complete the nomination form below, getting the signature of your Head of School, and send it back to Peter Moss in CUT (E:; T: 08 8201 5552).  Note that nomination forms must be returned to register your nomination officially.

All applicants will then have available to them a new internal review process of peer review and support, in which a panel of staff drawn from the College of Distinguished Educators and/or senior staff involved in teaching and learning activities will review first drafts and provide feedback in meetings organised by CUT. This feedback will assist applicants to develop a second draft for a final review meeting, ensuring that the nomination is ready for submission. 
Please read below to access the institutional schedules and draft nominations for each award, if applicable.

2014 OLT Awards

The Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) offers annual national awards which recognise and celebrate quality and excellence in university teaching and learning (whether by individuals or teams).  This year it will be administering the following suite of national teaching awards, which are normally relevant to staff who have attained an institutional teaching award or similar.  

Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning ($10,000 prize) - OLT deadline date - Thursday 8 May. 

Download the Citations - Institutional Schedule 2014.pdf (PDF 34KB)

Citations "recognise and reward the diverse contributions that individuals and teams make to the quality of student learning. Open to academic staff, general staff, sessional staff and institutional associates (full-time or factional, continuing or contract) who have made significant contributions to student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period (at least three years)." 

Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning ($25,000 prize) - OLT deadline date - Thursday 3 July.

Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning "recognise learning and teaching support programs and services that make an outstanding contribution to the quality of student learning and the quality of the student experience of higher education."


Awards for Teaching Excellence ($25,000 prize) - OLT deadline date - Thursday 3 July.

Awards for Teaching Excellence "give recognition to teachers (individuals and teams) renowned for the excellence of their teaching, who have outstanding presentation skills and who have made a broad contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education."

The Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year "is selected from the recipients of Teaching Awards. It is given to one academic with an exceptional record of advancing student learning, educational leadership and scholarly contributions to learning and teaching."

Currently, the OLT have released no deadlines or guidelines documentation for 2014; please continue to consult the relevant webpages of the Centre for University Teaching (CUT) for updates and details 

2013 Assessment Report

  2013 Awards Assessment Report final.pdf (PDF 150KB)