All educators and leaders for whom a valid and approved nomination has been received by 3 July 2017 will be invited in writing to complete and return a self portrait form, highlighting aspects of their teaching/leadership background, experience and accomplishments.

The nomination form and self portrait form, together with any supporting documentation, are used to determine which teachers will be chosen for state and territory awards.

From the state and territory award recipients, a number of shortlisted teachers will be asked to submit an essay and video interview on their field of teaching expertise. These will be assessed by the national selection panel with cumulative results determining national award recipients.

A career profile of each award recipient will be prepared and, subject to the teacher's permission, will be published on the ASG NEiTA website, as well as being submitted for publication or broadcasting to national media and to local media relevant to the school to which the teacher belongs.