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Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is available to any young person looking for a challenge, adventure and personal development. The award provides a program that offers all young Australians aged 14-25 the opportunity to experience a sense of personal achievement through individual challenge, teamwork and fun. The framework of the award is flexible and celebrates difference, while embracing creativity and uniqueness in all who participate. Those who take part experience real connection to both their immediate and global communities, and are empowered to become Australia’s future leaders and true global citizens.

The award is not a competition against anyone else, but rather a personal challenge. It offers the opportunity to work with others whilst focusing on individual unique abilities. Participation is entirely voluntary and is structured so participants can design their own unique program centred on their interests and passions.

There are three levels, each progressively more challenging than the last: Bronze (14 years), Silver (15 years) and Gold (16 years).

Each level requires participants to complete four sections: Service, Skill, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey. Gold level participants must also complete a residential project.