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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is a global youth development program, empowering young Australians aged 14-24 to explore their full potential regardless of their location or circumstance. For more than 20 years the Office of Sport has delivered the Award under licence in New South Wales.

The Duke of Ed Award is the world’s leading youth development program, enabling young people to become empowered through volunteering/community service, physical activity, new life skills and adventure/travel. It’s an opportunity for young volunteers to become “World Ready”, build resilience and upskill for future career and study opportunities. Last year more than 13,500 young people registered to participate in the Award.

Award Centres

Any organisation that works directly with young people can deliver the Award. Being an Award Centre means that you are forming a partnership with the largest international pursuit of youth development in the world!

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Award Leaders

Award Leaders are appointed by Award Centres, they guide participants on their Duke of Ed journey and can be a teacher, sporting coach or an organisation leader. Award Leaders are an integral part of delivering the Duke of Ed Award.

As an Award Leader you will be required to complete an online training module on the awards online record book. You will be provided support through the helpdesk and the user guides.

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Completing the Award is entirely voluntary, every award is different and each participant can choose the activities they want to participate in for each section of the Award. The Award is a personalised program that offers young people a structure to fulfill their passions and ambitions also allowing the flexibility to progress based on their personal needs and abilities.

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The Duke of Ed Award offers a range of events for Award Centres, Awards Leaders and participants to gain insights on how the Award operates and to share their experiences. Events include Gold Award ceremonies, networking events, information sessions, training and program journeys.

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Contact us

Address: Locked Bag 1422, Silverwater NSW 2128

Phone: 131 302 (Prompt 5, then 1)


Hours: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday (closed Public Holidays)

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