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  VC's Excellence Awards for Professional Staff

About the awards

The VC’s Excellence Awards seek to recognise the excellent work of high performing teams or individual professional staff who demonstrate outstanding achievement aligned to the University’s vision and values.

The Award process




The Award categories

Excellence in Innovation

Implementing an innovative and effective solution which supports Curtin’s strategic objectives. Developing a new approach or system which responds to a challenge we are facing or measurably improves our effectiveness and efficiency.

Excellence in Collaboration

Successful engagement with external partners to enrich our local or global community. OR Proactive and effective collaboration with other faculties/portfolios to build successful and productive partnerships and achieve a shared goal.

Excellence in Leadership

Leadership may be demonstrated by staff at any level of the organisation by fostering a positive inclusive culture, whilst modelling our values of integrity, respect, courage, excellence and impact. An outstanding leader enables others to excel, embraces continuous improvement and delivers outcomes in support of Curtin’s Strategic Plan 2017-2020.

Excellence in Service

Providing consistently exceptional service to create more positive and engaging experiences for our colleagues or students and leading change to improve service delivery and enhance our customer’s ‘Curtin experience.’

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The Awards

There can be team and individual award winners within each of the four award categories. Award prize money should be accessed to offer opportunities for knowledge building, personal or career development.

Individual Awards

Individual winners will receive a prize of up to $4,000 to be used for a professional development opportunity such as attending an interstate conference or study tour, or to access one-on-one career coaching.

Team Awards

Winning teams will receive a prize of up to $4,000 per person (up to a maximum of $20,000 per team), to be used for a team-based professional development opportunity or activity, such as attending an interstate conference or study tour. Winning teams are encouraged to look for unique and valuable opportunities to access new knowledge or skills or establish new networks with industry-aligned teams.

Please refer to the Award Guidelines for further details regarding eligibility and prize redemption.

Key Dates

Nominations open: Monday 2 July 2018
Nominations close: 5 pm Friday 10 August 2018
Award presentation ceremony: Wednesday 7 November 2017 (details to be advised).

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