Teaching & Learning

Nomination and Application Procedures

Teaching award nominations

A call for nominations is made to students and staff twice a year, in May and October. Nominations close on 31 October each year.

Heads of School, Deans, and Program Heads are strongly encouraged to nominate individuals or teams within their divisions, based on performance management and eVALUate outcomes. Staff wishing to progress through the awards pathway should discuss nomination with their line manager.

Students are particularly encouraged to nominate their excellent teaching staff.

Nominations for all categories of award must be made online using the Teaching Award nomination form. The nomination form is open from early March to 31 October.

All staff who have been nominated for an award will be contacted by the Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching in early November and invited to attend a Teaching Awards Workshop.


Nominees attending the Teaching Awards Workshop will be provided with information about the award application process, the eligibility criteria for each award and the levels of support available to applicants in developing their applications.

Applicants should read the eligibility criteria for each of the award categories to determine which award they should apply for.

Please see our Key Dates page for due dates.

Nomination to Application diagram

Teaching Merit Certificate applications

Nominated applicants must submit the correct TMC application form, Statement of Support and Professional Learning Plan (if applicable), as a single PDF document, to Awards.Grants@utas.edu.au.

The closing date for applications is 31 January each year.

Teaching Merit Certificate applications will then be forwarded to their respective College/Division for consideration.

Citations and Vice-Chancellor's Award applications

Applicants for Citations and Vice-Chancellor's Awards will have up to six months to complete their applications. During this time, applicants should work closely with the Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching to ensure their application addresses the specified criteria, and has enough evidence to support their claims. Applicants are also encouraged to participate in PPLP for Awards.

Applications for Citations and all Vice-Chancellor's Awards must follow the guidelines and be accompanied by the relevant application cover sheet.

Award Application Cover Sheets

Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF document by the due date to Awards.Grants@utas.edu.au.