Australian Awards for University Teaching

The University of Adelaide supports Universities Australia in the promotion and participation of the annual Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT).

The AAUT were established in 1997 by the Australian Government to celebrate and reward excellence in university teaching. 

AAUT recognise the impact that educators have on the learning and teaching experiences and outcomes of university students. They celebrate and reward teaching and programs that support students and enhance learning. They also promote excellence in learning and teaching in all aspects of higher education.

Recipients contribute to systemic change in learning and teaching through the ongoing sharing and dissemination of knowledge. There are three award types promoting and recognising excellence in learning and teaching which are:

  • Citation Awards
  • Teaching Excellence Awards
  • Program Excellence Awards


How can I apply?

Submissions for University of Adelaide Staff are typically by invitation only (former recipients of an internal teaching award) however, should you be interested in writing a submission please contact Emily Kemp, Teaching Excellence Support Officer, for more information.


Resources for AAUT applicants


Lyndsey - 2019 award recipient

2019 recipient

Congratulations to the University of Adelaide's 2019 recipient!

Dr Lyndsey Collins-Praino
For effective use of gamification to teach neuroscience, leading to a deeper understanding of course material and richer student engagement.

Lyndsey's researcher profile