Awards Program

Nominations open: Together we inspire and support all learners to succeed as connected, resilient, creative, curious thinkers.

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Together We Inspire Awards!

Now in its ninth year, the Department of Education awards program recognises and rewards staff and volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding excellence, innovation and talent in their roles supporting education.

Embedded within the awards program are the Department’s core values of Aspiration, Respect, Courage, and Growth. These values represent who we are as an organisation, and also reflect the attributes our learners will need to be successful. There are 12 award categories open for nominations representing the skills and attributes of individuals and teams from across the entire Department. Nominations are open to all staff who are current employees of the Department of Education as well as current volunteers.

Nominating a team or individual for an award is a wonderful way to recognise their work and share inspiring stories across the Department.

These awards, an important initiative of the Department, would not be possible without the generous support of our major sponsor Tasplan, and partners Teachers Health and Telstra.


Download the Together We Inspire Awards Guidelines for 2020Please review the Together We Inspire Guidelines. The guidelines provide details about each award category and an overview chart of who can be nominated in each category.

Visit the nominations form and fill out each section to submit your nomination!

If you have any questions, or would like further advice, please contact the Awards Team at or phone (03) 6165 5746 or (03) 6165 5683.

2019 Together We Inspire Award winners

Past Winners and Finalists