The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award – Australia
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a self-developed program open to all young people between the ages of 14 and 25. The Award is non-competitive and encourages young people to set and achieve goals appropriate to their abilities and potential.
There are three levels of the Award (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and there are four Sections that must be completed for a young person to qualify for an Award.
They consist of learning a new Skill, participating in Physical Recreation and engaging with the wider community through Voluntary Service. The students also complete an Adventurous Journey at each level. This encourages a sense of adventure whilst undertaking a team journey or expedition. As part of a small team, Participants will plan, train for, and undertake a journey with a defined purpose in an unfamiliar environment.
Students in Year 9 will have the opportunity to complete their Adventurous Journey as a part of their Year 9 Residential Experience.
For Gold only, a Residential Project is undertaken which aims to broaden Participant’s horizons through involvement with others in a residential setting.