Office of Learning and Teaching Awards and Citations

Awards for Teaching Excellence, for Programs which enhance Learning and Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning offered by the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT). They recognise and reward the diverse contributions made by individuals and teams to the quality of student learning.

Nominations by the University for submission to the OLT are chosen through an application and selection process managed by the ITL.

Citations For Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning are awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to the quality of student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period, whether they are academic staff, general staff, sessional staff or institutional associates. Citations provide an opportunity for distinctive institutional missions, values and priorities in learning and teaching to be recognised. Citations are awarded for a range of contributions to student learning, both direct and indirect.

Up to 160 Citations, including the Early Career category, with prize value of $10,000 each, are available nationally in 2014. The maximum number of Citation nominations the University can nominate is six.

Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning recognise learning and teaching support programs and services across eight categories. The University may submit only one nomination in each category.

Awards for Teaching Excellence recognise outstanding university teachers across eight categories, five discipline categories, the Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education, an early career category and an annual priority area. The University may submit two nominations in each category.

Early Career categories for Awards and Citations are open to those nominees, who have no more than five years’ experience teaching in a higher education setting, which includes tutoring and part time teaching.

Recipients of Citations receive $10,000 and recipients of Awards $25,000.

The ITL offers a range of activities to support staff in applying for these awards and provides advice to intending applicants. To support the development of teaching award applications, the ITL runs workshops for intending applicants for Vice Chancellor's Awards or the Office for Learning and Teaching Citations and Awards. 

In 2014 an additional workshop particularly targeted for those applying for OLT Citations and Awards is being offered on Thursday 20 March from 1.00-3.00pm.  

April 22 Internal closing date for OLT Citations
June 26 Internal closing date for OLT Teaching Excellence and Program Awards