In 2017 we are offering the DofE Bronze award for students in Year 9. To commence this award in 2017 you must be 13 years and 9 months. Registrations close on Friday 17 March. Any enquiries please contact Vicki Busse. vicki.busse@det.nsw.edu.au

Duke of Edinburgh information and registration booklet

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a leading structured (non-formal education) youth development program, empowering all young Australians between age 14 to 25 to explore their full potential regardless of their location or circumstance. The Award is a fully inclusive program and has no social, political or religious affiliations.

How is an Award achieved? Each young person who takes part in the Award learns a skill, improves their physical wellbeing, volunteers in their community and experiences a team adventure in a new environment. All participants are supported by a network of adult Award Leaders, assessors, supervisors and mentors.

The key elements of the program are

  • open to all between the ages of 14 and 25
  • three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold - each progressively more challenging
  • four sections - physical recreation, skill, service, adventurous journey and residential project (Gold level only)
  • achieving an Award recognises individual goal setting and self-improvement through persistence and achievement.