- The name of the prize shall be The Credit Union SA Award for Academic Excellence.
- The total value of the prize shall be $1000, comprising: $500 for category (a) early childhood or primary teaching: students must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Education degree or Master of Teaching award that includes an early childhood or primary strand; and $500 for category (b) secondary teaching; students must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Education degree or Master of Teaching award that includes a middle or secondary strand.
- Subject to clauses 4 and 5, the prize shall be awarded to the student(s) with the highest GPA for the EDUC coded topics in Year 3 of the Bachelor of Education or the EDUC coded topics in Year 1 of the Master of Teaching in the year the award is made.
- In the event of two or more students receiving the same GPA in category (a) or (b), the prize shall be shared equally between those students.
- The recommendation from the Initial Teacher Education Committee for the recipients for the prize shall be endorsed by the Dean of Education in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work.
- The prize shall be awarded on an annual basis.
2004: Category A(BEd(JP/P)) - Damarell, Brian E: Category B (BEd(UP/LS)) - Oldham, Robert A: (BEd(Sec)) - Richards, Jo-Anne L: (BEd(Sec)) - Webb, Kerry L: (BEd(Sec)) - Webber, Matthew B
2005: Category A (BEd(JP/P)) - *Crase, Alicia, *Howlett, Sandra: Category B - Miller, Andrew (BEd(Sec))
2006: Category A: (BEd(JP/P)) Grad Ent - *Floreani, Alannah: *Vaughan, Rebecca: Category B (BEd(Sec)) Grad Ent - *Hiscock, Peter: *Nield, Abigail
2007: Category A: (BEd(JP/P)) Grad Ent - Govindaswamy, Karpagman: Category B (BEd(Sec)) Grad Ent - Roberts, Kelly:
2008: Category A: (BEd(JP/P)) Grad Ent - Strevens, Nicholas: Category B: BEd(Sec)/BHlth Sc - Bolch, Samuel: BEd(Sec)/BA - Filatov, Ksensia
2009: Category A: BEd(JP/P)/BA - Taylor, Susanne: Category B: BEd(Sec)/BA - Markovitch, Donna
2010: Category A: Booth, Kylie; Category B: George, Syke
2011: Category A: James, Abbey; Category B: Sutton, Anna
2012: Anna Karo, Heidi; Smith, Rebecca; Joy Rodert, Stephanie
2013: Stone-Phillips, Karna Maree; Nou, Xavia
2014: Bland, Lyndal; Balfour, Christa
2015: Category A: Gilding, Jessica; Gray, Linda; Category B: Holland, Alicia
2016: Category A: Sonntag, Kristie (BEDPRBA); Category B: Mineeff, Katrina (BEDMSSBA)
2017: Category A: Pattison, Krysten (MTEC); Category B: Harris, Brianna (MTS)
2018: Category A: Mcsherry, Rhiannon (BEDECBA); Category B: Mesler, Amanda (BEDMSSBA)
2019: Category A: Wiesman, Jordan (BEDPRBA); Category A: Takasch, Christine (BEDPRSEBDS); Category B: Di Iorio, Jessica (MTS)
2020: Category A: Hillary-Burman, Emily (MTPR); Category B: Kuschel, Ruby (BEDSBSC)
2021: Category A: Southern, Kristyn (MTEC); Category B: Chandler, Benjamin (MTS)