Excellence awards nominations now open

Nominations for the Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Awards are now open. These annual awards allow you to celebrate the work of staff carried out over the previous three years.

Have you seen a colleague, research group or project team achieve exemplary results? Have you witnessed your peers go above and beyond to support students or staff during the pandemic? Have you yourself been involved in achieving great outcomes?

Do not miss the opportunity to nominate and commend this excellent work.

Individual category award winners will receive $500 and winning teams will be granted $2,500 (per team). The most outstanding nominee will be awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Medal for Excellence, and the medal winner will receive $5,000 (if an individual) or $10,000 (if a team).


The awards are open to all academic and professional staff members, including full-time or fractional, fixed term, contract, sessional and casual staff, who have been employees of ACU for at least one year of service prior to the date of nomination.

This year, to make it easier for you to nominate worthy staff, the nomination form and process has been simplified. You can also nominate yourself or submit an anonymous nomination.

Nomination categories

Nominations can be made under the following categories:

  • Excellence in Sustainability (new)
  • Mission Excellence
  • Service Excellence
  • Excellence in Student Experience
  • Excellence in Research and Research Partnership
  • Excellence in Community Engagement
  • Spirit of Reconciliation Award
How to nominate

Nominations close on Monday 30 August. Visit the website to learn more and obtain nomination forms.

Winners will be notified in October and the university will celebrate their achievements at an awards ceremony to be held later in the year.

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