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2020 CAUDIT Awards

CAUDIT Awards Update - September 2020

We thank everyone for their continued patience over the past few months, and would like to advise that the format for the presentation of the 2020 CAUDIT Awards has been updated from a virtual dinner event to the following:

Award category presentations will be incorporated as sessions across the 4 days of the Spring Members Meeting (SMM). One award category will be presented on each of the first 3 days of the Spring Members Meeting and 2 categories presented on the final day.

Due to the 4 hour time zone differences of those attending the SMM (NZ, AEST, & AWT), it was felt that a virtual dinner would see a significant drop in attendance numbers. The SMM Program Committee noted that including the Awards presentations as daily agenda items was the best way to maximise engagement opportunities for all stakeholders, and continue to provide value to our award category sponsors whose generous contribution enable the fantastic prizes on offer.

We have engaged a unique virtual platform which provides the networking and benefits of a face-to-face event as much as possible. We hope you will take a few minutes to connect with one of the sponsor representatives who will be in attendance during the session and thank them for their continued support, particularly in light of these challenging times.

Award finalists from each category will be invited to attend their session and more information about how they can register will be provided shortly.

For now, please see the agenda timetable below, and share with your nominated project teams so they can organise placeholders into their calendars. The timetable is subject to change slightly based on SMM program development so ensure to check the following page regularly for any updates -

For up-to-date information about the CAUDIT Awards visit

Date and Time

Award being presented

Tuesday 29 September

2:25 – 3:00pm AEST 


Sponsored by ServiceNow

Wednesday 30 September

2:10 – 2:34pm AEST

Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Sponsored by Catalyst

Thursday 01 October

2:10 – 2:45 AEST

Excellence in Research Support

Sponsored by Dropbox Business

Friday 02 October

1:25 – 2:30pm AEST


Operational Excellence

Sponsored by Results Group International


Emerging Leader   

Sponsored by Rimini Street


CAUDIT Award Submissions 2020

Click on the links below to learn about the submissions we have received, and the fantastic array of initiatives being rolled out across member organisations.

Innovation in Teaching and Learning submissions 2020

Improving Student Success submissions 2020

Operational Excellence submissions 2020

Excellence in Research Support submissions 2020

Emerging Leader Submissions 2020

CAUDIT Awards Update - June 2020

What an erratic year 2020 has been so far, if only we could try turning it off and back on again!

The impact COVID-19 has imposed on member organisations has been exceptionally significant, requiring the implementation of a myriad of cost-saving measures and tactical procedures to successfully navigate this unprecedented time. The CAUDIT Executive Committee believe the innovative and increased workload executed by individuals working in IT is worth recognising now more than ever. The 2020 CAUDIT Awards will be held during the Spring Members Meeting virtual event to honour the profound work being accomplished by IT staff across member organisations.

Click here to add to your calendar

More information about how this will look will be provided in the upcoming months.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact with any questions you may have.

Record number of CAUDIT Award submissions received

Nominations for the CAUDIT Awards 2020 have now closed. In total we have received 63 submissions (9 more than last year) from 24 member organisations across all 5 categories. Given current world events, and in particular, the impact of COVID-19, it’s now more important than ever to focus on the positive through recognising the talented individuals and amazing initiatives being rolled out across CAUDIT member organisations. The awards bring a sense of normality in this currently chaotic world and judging by the number of submissions received, it seems our members share this sentiment.  

With COVID-19 consuming a great deal of attention, the judging timeline for the CAUDIT Awards has been slightly delayed. Currently, we are in the process of inviting judges and judging for each category will commence as soon as each judging panel has been finalised.

We have spent some time considering our options in how to best proceed with the presentation of the awards and decided to hold the Awards dinner later in the year, most likely at the Spring Members Meeting being held 30/09 - 01/10/2020. We feel this is the best solution in moving forward, and after so many months of uncertainty the need to come together to celebrate as a group seems more pertinent than ever. This means there will now be a longer gap between the announcement of award finalists and awarding the Award. We will fill the gap in between this time with regular promotion (CAUDIT newsletter, website and social media) of the nominated projects in each category.

We thank everyone from our member CIOs, nominators and nominees, sponsors and others who, in these very challenging of times, were still able to support the CAUDIT Awards and wish all those who have been nominated the very best!

Proud sponsor of the Emerging Leader Award at the CAUDIT Awards 2020

Rimini Street

CAUDIT Award nominations extended until 28 February!

We understand it has been an extremely hectic start to the year for many people however we don't want you to miss out on the opportunity to recognise the excellent work done last year - which is why we extended the deadline for CAUDIT Award nominations until Friday 6:00pm, AEDT, 28 February.

Why not nominate now into one of our 5 award categories?

To see if your initiative or activity qualifies, check out the award categories and entry conditions

Proud sponsor of the Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award at the CAUDIT Awards 2020


Catalyst logo

Proud sponsor of the Excellence in Research Support Award at the CAUDIT Awards 2020

Dropbox Business logo

Thank you Dropbox Business

Proud sponsor of the Improving Student Success Award at the CAUDIT Awards 2020

ServiceNow logo

Thank you ServiceNow

Proud sponsor of the Operational Excellence Award at the CAUDIT Awards 2020


Thank you Results Group International

The CAUDIT Awards 2020 are now open for business

Who are the project teams behind your institution’s best ICT-related initiatives? 

Who are your emerging leaders? 

Submissions for the 2020 CAUDIT Awards are now open and this time round we plan on them being bigger and better. 

If you, or your colleagues have delivered or are working on some amazing innovative projects, or have provided leadership in some aspect of your work during 2019 then get ready to showcase your achievements! 

The CAUDIT Awards recognise, celebrate and promote the outstanding achievements and innovation of staff working in IT in CAUDIT member organisations, and the application of digital capabilities which positively transform the experience of students, academics and professional staff.

There are 5 award categories to choose from, so start thinking about your colleagues who are making a real difference and nominate them for a 2020 CAUDIT Award.

If you need a little bit of inspiration to help get you started, have a look at the CAUDIT Awards Highlight video for 2019 below and check out who the 2019 winners, finalists and sponsors were using the left-hand side navigation links.