Awards Program

Nominations have closed.


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.

As a Department we value a culture of collaboration and embedded within the awards program are our 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 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, including volunteers. Nominations must relate to work undertaken and achieved by the nominees between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020.

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

If you have any questions, or would like further advice, please contact the Awards Team at or phone (03) 6165 5746 or (03) 6165 6383.