Highest Quality Education

Nurturing and educating our children and young people through their schooling life and providing access to quality lifelong learning ensures that we have the skills for jobs of the future. Focusing on improving educational outcomes will help to make the people of NSW ready for the future.

Judging criteria

Innovation and design

Weighting 40%

  • Initiative shown by a team in identifying the potential for improvement to systems or service provision to the public.
  • Evidence of innovation in responding to a problem, opportunity, or new policy, and in the delivery of the project.
  • Commitment to public sector values, collaboration, excellent customer focus and stakeholder management, leadership.
  • Perseverance and dedication during project start-up, and ongoing to ensure success.
  • Was the project completed on time and within budget?

Benefits and results

Weighting 40%

  • How well did the work improve systems, services or outcomes for the people of NSW?
  • How did the project or initiative contribute to targets/goals? Please provide evaluation and evidence of tangible results, showing your benchmarks and improvements (percentages and numbers).
  • Is the project or initiative scalable, or could it be adapted for other types of projects or organisations?

Above and beyond

Weighting 20%

  • Did the team go above and beyond their normal duties?
  • Does the work succeed where others have failed?
  • Has the work been extended or is it being applied in other areas of, or outside of your organisation?