Recognise a teacher aide who is making a significant difference at your school by nominating them for the

Australian Teacher Aide of the Year Award

How to apply

Complete the online form below and attach your nomination in PDF format.

Nominations close Friday 2nd August.

Award Criteria

In 500 words or less, address the four (4) criteria below. Ensure examples of practice for each criteria are included.

Essential Criteria

  • Positive impact on student learning and achievement (e.g. supporting student learning; working with students with diverse needs; contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education; demonstrated skills in specific curriculum area; involvement in community and extra-curricular activities)

  • Contribution to student wellbeing

  • Collaboration with colleagues

  • Continuous improvement through professional development and training

Who can apply?

This award is open to teacher aides currently employed at an Australian school.

Nominations can only be submitted by a staff member employed at the school. 

Terms and conditions

Successful nominations will be published on the Australian Teacher Aide (ATA) website, in TA Talk, the ATA newsletter and on social media. ATA may also use nomination information for other promotional purposes. All finalists will be required to provide their photo to ATA.


The awards will be judged by a selection panel. Panellists include, but are not limited to, a representative from State schools, Independent schools, Catholic schools, and Australian Teacher Aide. Panellists are not eligible to make a nomination. The decision of the panel will be final.

Nomination Form