A highlight of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders Western Australia Branch is the annual celebration and presentation of awards. ACEL WA honours those educational leaders who in the view of their peers have made a significant contribution to the understanding and practice of educational leadership.

To assist in this process, we urge all ACEL WA members to consider nominating worthy candidates for recognition of their leadership and service to education. The award nomination process is confidential until completed, and nominations have been approved. The ACEL WA Awards committee will evaluate nominations with respect to the essential criteria.

The ACEL WA awards committee will contact successful nominees on the completion of the process. In all cases the Committee Convenor will also contact all nominators in relation to the outcome of their nomination. Nominators seeking further information or assistance should contact the ACEL National Office at branch@acel.org.au to obtain contact details for the WA Committee Convenor.

This year there is a two stage process. Once the first stage is completed and the awards panel deem your nominee as successful, you will be contacted to provide additional information including Key Achievements (Up to 10 dot points), a brief biography (200 word limit) and the Citation to be read and included in the awards booklet (300 word limit) for the presentation evening on Tuesday May 25th.  

Nominations must be received by Monday 19th April 2021


The ACEL WA Excellence and Leadership in Tertiary Studies
This award is made available each year to the most outstanding post-graduate student in Education.

The ACEL WA Research in Educational Leadership and Management
This award is made each year to the most outstanding post-graduate research that focuses on educational leadership.

The ACEL WA Teacher Leader Award for Excellence
This award is presented to a teacher who has demonstrated outstanding leadership.

 The ACEL WA Certificate of Excellence in Educational Leadership
This Certificate of Excellence recognizes excellence in educational leadership at the State, National and/or International level.

The ACEL WA Pre-eminent Educational Leader Award
ACEL (WA) presents this award to a Western Australian educator whose contribution to the study and practice of educational leadership is assessed as most outstanding at the State (and/or higher level). The documentation to support a nomination should focus on the outstanding characteristics of the nominee and the reasons why this person’s contribution should be judged as most outstanding.

Fellowship Awards
ACEL presents Fellowships to those who have made outstanding educational leadership contributions to ACEL and/or whose work has influenced educational practice at a state and/or national level.

Nominees for ACEL WA Fellowships must be members of ACEL with at least five years standing, or if retired, must have been a member of at least five years standing at the time of retirement. (Please note, however, that the Committee may waive this condition and accept a shorter period of membership in the light of special circumstances or other evidence provided.)

Any member of ACEL in the field of educational leadership or education may be nominated for an ACEL WA Fellowship. Nominees are also expected to have made an active contribution to ACEL. Members receiving fellowships are permitted to use the post nominal FACEL (WA).

Evidence needs to be mapped against the following criteria.

Fill out the online form.