About the Awards


Academic, TAFE teaching and general/professional staff employed in their current position for a minimum of six months either on a continuing basis, or a fixed-term appointment that extends for at least one year following the closing date for the Awards, are eligible to be nominated for an award.  Teams are also eligible to be nominated for an award.


The 11 categories are as follows:

  • Living our values
  • Leadership and transformational change
  • Inclusion
  • Excellence in innovation
  • Excellence in community engagement and impact
  • Excellence in research partnerships and impact
  • Excellence in industry engagement and impact
  • Enhancing the student experience,
  • Excellence in cross-university collaboration
  • Research excellence; and
  • Vocational teaching excellence.


The Vice-Chancellor will call for nominations each year.  Deputy Vice-Chancellors, the Chief Operating Officer or PVC VET should encourage staff in their portfolios to participate in nominating staff to ensure that at least one nomination per school or directorate is received.

Staff members who are employed on continuing or fixed-term appointments may nominate other staff members.  Self-nomination is not permitted.

This year nominations close Sunday, 13 November 2022.

For full details, download the Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence Guidelines (docx, 83kb).

Award and recipient(s)

There will be one award per category each year.

The Vice-Chancellor will determine the monetary amount for each award category at the start of the financial year.  The amount will be $3,000 per category unless the Vice-Chancellor determines otherwise.

Each recipient will receive a framed award citation that will be presented by the Vice-Chancellor at an event to be held at various campuses.

Recipient(s) will have an option of receiving the funds for personal use or work-related business purposes, which can include professional development.  Where a team receives an award, the team can determine how the funds will be distributed and expended.

For full details, download the Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence Guidelines (docx, 83kb).


The Vice-Chancellor will appoint a selection panel that will be chaired by the Director, Academic Workforce Transformation.

The selection panel will evaluate all nominees per category against the selection criteria based on the completed nomination form as well as any supporting evidence. The selection panel will provide the Vice-Chancellor with its recommendations within seven working days after it has concluded its evaluation.

Further information

For further information, please contact Lisa Pickering, Head, Capability and Performance on (03) 5327 9620 or li.pickering@federation.edu.au