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About Us


The National Excellence in Teaching Awards is a community-centred awards program, started by the NEiTA Foundation in 1994 supported by Futurity, to honour exemplary teaching in Australia and New Zealand.

Over the last 28 years, NEiTA has received around 40,000 nominations for excellent and inspirational teachers from early childhood and school communities throughout Australia and New Zealand.

So far, more than 1,100 teachers have received awards, and the NEiTA Foundation has awarded more than $1,200,000 in professional development grants, prizes and endowments.

NEiTA Awards 2021

NEiTA objectives

  • Recognise teachers and leaders who represent excellence within their teaching profession through their contribution to the advancement of education at local, regional or national levels.

  • Raise community confidence in the teaching profession.

  • Encourage and support increased professional development of teachers.

  • Provide grants and award prizes to teachers and leaders who have demonstrated a particularly high level of dedication and professional expertise and excellence.

  • Encourage the enjoyment of learning.


Read the NEiTA Foundation’s financial reports

2019 financial report

2020 financial report

2021 financial report

2022 financial report


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