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Vice-Chancellor's Professional Development Awards

The Vice-Chancellor's Professional Development Awards provide an opportunity for general staff to undertake a professional development program (identified in consultation with their manager/supervisor) that will assist the University in achieving its strategic objectives.

The award is in the form of a grant of up to an amount of $7,000 (per individual).


Awards are available in two categories:

  • general staff at HEW Level 6 and below; and
  • HEW Level 7 and above.

General staff must have two years full-time or part-time employment in an administrative, technical or managerial role to be eligible to apply.

If you are interested in applying for the award, please discuss with your manager/supervisor.

Applications for 2014

Applications for the 2014 award have now closed.

For further information please contact Sonia Wu on 522 78044 or email

Important note

  1. Each application will be considered on its merits; the benefits to the University, your Performance Planning and Review results and other relevant factors.
  2. Applications may be partially or fully funded subject to the number and type of applications.
  3. Funding allocations are restricted and the total amount awarded and will vary from year to year.
  4. Subject to the type of applications and funding, not all applications will be successful. If you are unsuccessful, you can reapply in subsequent years.

Should your application be partially or fully funded, it is a condition of your Vice-Chancellor's Professional Development Award that should you not remain with the University for a period of at least 12 months following the completion of your approved activity, you will be required to reimburse Deakin University for the funds received for your Vice-Chancellor's Professional Development Award.

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