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Award Ceremony: Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching

October 14, 2020

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details)

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary and Secondary Schools are awarded for excellence in teaching in any area of science that is part of the nominated teacher’s state or territory science, mathematics or technology syllabus.

Each prize is awarded to an individual teacher who, through the impact of their inspirational teaching and the sharing of their methods and results with the science teaching profession, has made an outstanding contribution to science, mathematics or technology education. Teachers have a fundamental role in nurturing an interest in science, technology and mathematics in Australia’s youth. Their contributions, commitment and dedication to effective and creative teaching are celebrated in these two awards.

Prize value: $50,000; medal; lapel pin

Eligibility criteria: Must be Australian citizen or permanent resident;  individuals only; self nomination not allowed; available nationally; must have undertaken the nominated teaching achievement in Australia


Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
(02) 6270 2878.