TEFMA Clever Campus Awards

The TEFMA CLEVER CAMPUS AWARDS recognise outstanding achievements of our membership community, including institutions, teams and individuals. 

The program aims to foster innovation and best practice in the higher education property and facilities  management sector.

Whilst TEFMA has bestowed awards annually since the 1990s, 2017 saw the launch of a greatly expanded and more prestigious program, providing an opportunity for the sector to publicly acknowledge the commitment and dedication of many of those who work in higher education property and facilities management.

TEFMA’s program of ten (10) different awards and scholarships will provide sector recognition and professional development opportunities for recipients, both within Australasia and overseas.   

Click on the Quick Reference Guide for a quick summary of each TEFMA  Award and on the individual TEFMA  Awards to the left for more detailed information on each TEFMA Award.  Each winner of an Award will receive a Trophy, Certificate and Gift Voucher.

Applications for 2024 TEFMA Clever Campus Awards are now closed! Winners will be announced at the TEFMA 2024 Conference in September.
2023 winners are listed below.

Eligibility for Awards
To be eligible to apply for TEFMA Awards and Scholarships you must comply with the following: 

  • Nominations are limited to 3 per institution.
  • Individual scholarships will normally be granted to an individual only once.
  • Candidates must be an employee of an Institutional Member of TEFMA.
  • If the candidate is not already a member of TEFMA, then the host Institutional member is to arrange for the candidate to become a member of TEFMA.
  • Candidates must be a TEFMA associate member and at a level of first line supervisory level or above, in the facilities department.
  • Scholarship applicants may be required to undertake an interview.

For more information please click on each individual Award or view the Application Form / Info Packs which are located in the Related Resources link below. 
For all other queries, please contact the TEFMA Secretariat: info@tefma.com 


  1. Institution of the Year Award: Southern Cross University
  2. Practitioner of the Year Award: Dana Alexander, James Cook University
  3. Emerging Professional Award: Nick Delany, University of Southern Queensland
  4. AECOM Innovation Award: University of Canterbury
  5. GJK Facility Services Diversity Award: Craig Youd, University of Wollongong
  6. Capital Insight Project Management Award: Grant Gordon, Southern Cross University, & Geoff Cottee, Southern Cross University


  1. Maurie Pawsey Scholarship: Jade Germantis, University of Melbourne, & Jodie Harris, La Trobe University

  2. Programmed Research Scholarship: Gary Davenport, University of Auckland

  3. GJK Facilities Services Conference Scholarship: Nathan Shepherd, James Cook University
  4. AUDE Summer School Scholarship: Steve Darragh, University of Wollongong


Please see the TEFMA Clever Campus Awards & Scholarships Information Packs and Application Forms for more information.
Please contact TEFMA Secretariat if you have any queries