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Australian Awards | SCU Awards

Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT)

The Australian Awards for University Teaching are awarded in three categories:

  • Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • Awards for Teaching Excellence
  • Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning

Success in any of these categories recognises the award recipient, whether an individual or team, as an outstanding teacher on a national scale.

Recipients of AAUT Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning


Dr Mieke Witsel, School of Business and Tourism
For empowering first year students to succeed with future studies and careers by building competence and confidence in C21st communication strategies in Business.


Associate Professor Amanda Reichelt-BrushettSchool of Environment, Science and Engineering
For innovative chemistry teaching, based on her science and arts scholarship, that develops student multifaceted problem-solving ability by combining scientific enquiry and creative thinking.


Dr Rob GarbuttSchool of Arts and Social Sciences
For enabling students in the arts and social sciences to successfully make the transition into university culture as beginning students and as beginning researchers.

SCU Teaching Awards

Recipients of Vice Chancellor’s Citations

2018 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Peter Cook, School of Education
For developing innovative approaches to teaching Dance through online delivery that motivates and inspires students for their future classrooms

Angela Turner, School of Education
For preparing students toward successful Design and Technology teaching careers through online learning, facilitated through highly accomplished interpersonal skills, well-structured, informative and engaging learning experiences

Marketing Principles Teaching Team: Tania von der Heidt (Team Leader), Joanne Phythian, David Spriggs, Kirstie McClean, Maxine Hawker, Evi Lanasier, Noel Agustin, Emmanuel Aquino, Julie Francis, Janne Palthe, Sevasti Tsipidis, Vicki Hetherington, Peter Reynolds, Constantin Alba, Pauline Allin, Sarah Keast, Kenneth Yap, School of Business and Tourism

For innovatively cultivating learning and practice of creativity in a large, multi-location, diverse first year Marketing Principles unit.