- 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 double degree or Master of Teaching award that includes an early childhood or primary strand;; and $500 for category (b) middle years of schooling or secondary teaching; students must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Education double degree or Master of Teaching award that includes a middle years of schooling and/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 Director of Initial Teacher Education for the recipients for the prize shall be endorsed by the Dean of the School of Education.
- 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)