The Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

The Award is a leading structured 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. Students are able to use both extracurricular school activities and club or personal pursuits in the community towards their Award.

Students who take part in the Award choose and complete a skill, improve their physical wellbeing, volunteer in their community and go on an adventure. All Participants are supported by a network of adult Award Leaders, Assessors, Supervisors, and mentors. Students self-manage their Award through an Online Record Book. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award includes three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold, each progressively more challenging. There are four sections to each Award: Physical Recreation, Skill, Service, Adventurous Journey plus a fifth section; Residential Project at Gold Level.

Measuring The Award’s Impact

Through this challenging journey of self-discovery, participants:

  • Achieve an Award recognising individual goal setting and self-improvement through persistence and achievement
  • Are equipped and empowered to achieve their personal best and learn to take responsibility for their goals and choices
  • Become connected to and actively engaged within their immediate community and make a real difference to society through their positive contributions and involvement
  • Learn important life skills such as perseverance and overcoming barriers to success
  • Build a comprehensive resume which assists in applications for scholarships, further study and job applications
  • Achieve WACE points. Bronze achieves 1 point, Silver 2 points and Gold 4 points.

The King’s College has been delivering the award for 4 years, with several students achieving their Bronze and Silver Award. Participants will meet weekly during one lunchtime to discuss their progress and receive help with logging their activities.

More Information and Expression of Interest

For more information, please refer to http://www.dukeofedwa.org.au or contact Victoria Keenan on 0894114100 or victoriak@tkc.wa.edu.au. If you would like to express interest in the award please complete Expression of Interest DOI