Australian Awards for University Teaching


The Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) are offered through the Australian government's Department of Education. The AAUT are designed to recognise quality teaching practice and outstanding contributions to student learning. It is intended that recipients, with the support of their institutions, will contribute to systemic change in learning and teaching through ongoing knowledge sharing and dissemination: presentations within the learning and teaching community, collegial mentoring, pairing and networking, and involvement in university and higher education committees.

Five Award programs recognising teaching excellence and outstanding contributions to student learning are available:

AAUT management at UNE

The Australian Awards for University Teaching and UNE Awards for Teaching Excellence fall within the portfolio of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

The UNE Awards Committee is responsible for the internal assessment of applications. The UNE Awards Committee is chaired by Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

Membership of UNE Grants and Awards Committee

  • Pro Vice-Chancellor, (Academic) — Chair
  • Chair of University Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Director, Teaching and Learning Support
  • External member who is, or has been, an assessor for the Australian Awards for University Teaching
  • Four (minimum) members of staff, who are recipients of an Australian Award for University Teaching, or Chairs of the School Teaching and Learning Committees
  • One undergraduate student member
  • One postgraduate student member.

Queries may be directed to UNE's AAUT Program Manager:
Alicia Zikan
02 6773 5190
Email azikan@une.edu.au