Acknowledging Our Outstanding Staff

UniSA's Unstoppable Teaching and Learning Awards aim to highlight the exceptional practices of academic and professional staff across the University, and to foster a shared approach to innovation in teaching and learning.

The Awards have been developed to ensure alignment with the existing local area award activities, and Academic Units, UniSA Online and Central Units are encouraged, where possible, to nominate applicants and recipients from their local award schemes.

The Unstoppable Teaching and Learning Awards also align with the existing schemes coordinated by the Teaching Innovation Unit, effectively establishing a strong awards pipeline dedicated to promoting teaching and learning excellence. Nominees will gain valuable experience and support to apply for other prestigious award and grant schemes, both within UniSA and at the national level, including UniSA Teaching and Learning Awards, Unstoppable Teaching and Learning Grants, Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) awards, or other renowned teaching awards provided by professional organisations.


2024 Unstoppable Teaching and Learning Awards

Following the resounding success of our inaugural awards in 2023, the University of South Australia (UniSA) is thrilled to announce the return of the Unstoppable Teaching & Learning Awards!

As we strive for continuous improvement in teaching and learning, these awards recognise the outstanding achievements of our academic and professional staff. They also provide a platform for sharing best practices, inspiring collaboration, and driving innovation across the University.

Ready to be Recognised?  A comprehensive information pack is available now! Download Info Pack (pdf, 2MB).
This guide details the submission process, including:

  • Eligibility criteria
  • Nomination requirements
  • Key deadlines
  • Tips for crafting winning nominations
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Sample nomination form questions
  • A winning nomination exemplar from the previous year (for inspiration, we encourage you to showcase your unique strengths and best practices specific to your field)

Mark Your Calendar!  The online nomination form will be available in June on this webpage. Keep an eye out for a staff announcement email with further details.

We've Got Time!  This year's nomination deadline is extended to the end of September, giving you approximately 4 months to develop and submit your nominations.

Have Questions? We're Here to Help!   Please contact us at for any inquiries.


View Past Awards

2023 Awardees 


To learn more about being nominated by your local area, please directly contact your local Executive Services Team.

If you have any other enquiries regarding the Unstoppable Awards, please reach out to us at

Banner Image: Beyond the Horizon of a Nano-World by Dr Paul Joyce - Winner of the Research Category of the 2023 Images of Research and Teaching Competition

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