Australian Awards for University Teaching

The Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) recognise the impact that educators have on the learning and teaching experiences and outcomes of university students. They promote excellence in learning and teaching in all aspects of higher education. Recipients, with the support of their institutions, contribute to systemic change in learning and teaching through the ongoing sharing and dissemination of knowledge.

The Commonwealth Government funds Universities Australia (UA) to run the Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) each year until 2021.

Previous winners

2019 AAUT update

This year, all award categories and selection criteria will remain unchanged.

Submission process

  • Applications are due internally to the Monash Education Academy by COB Monday July 29 2019.
  • The internal closing date for all selected Monash University nominees is Tuesday September 3 2019.
  • Final submission to Universities Australia is due by Friday September 13 2019 at 11.59pm.
  • No late submissions will be accepted.


Award type Key details Key changes

Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
(Citations)

  • 4 criteria
  • maximum of 6 submissions per institution
  • maximum 4 citations awarded per institution
  • Recipients of citations will receive a certificate.
  • Prize money will not be awarded.
  • Maximum of three citations will be awarded to each participating institution.

Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning
(Program Awards)

  • 6 categories
  • 1 award per category
  • maximum of 2 submissions per institution
  • Recipients of program awards will receive a certificate.
  • Prize money of $15,000

Awards for Teaching Excellence
(Teaching Awards)

  • 7 categories
  • 1 award per category
  • maximum of 3 submissions per institution
  • Prize money of $15,000
  • Award recipients will be announced at the 2019 UA Higher Education Conference in Canberra.

Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year

  • 1 award
  • Prize money of $20,000.
  • The award recipient will be announced at the 2019 UA Higher Education Conference in Canberra.