Ever wanted to challenge yourself and change your world?
If you are 14 – 25 and interested in doing something that takes you beyond the everyday, then The Duke of Ed is for you!
THE DUKE OF ED AWARD: WHAT IS IT?
The Award is a flexible, interesting and fun-packed program for all young people between the ages of 14 and 25 to participate in a number of activities over a set length of time.
It is entirely voluntary and is structured so the participants can design their own unique program centered around their interests and passions.
The Award is available to all young people aged between 14 and 25.
There are three levels to The Duke of Ed: Bronze/Silver/Gold
It's not easy, but it is worth the effort.
Oh, and the great thing about The Award is that it allows you to piggy-back onto activities you're already doing, such as surf life saving, playing sport, plaing in a band...
Or, you can start something you’ve always dreamed of doing but haven’t had the reason to begin.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
A great time
Life changing experiences
Fun with your mates and new ones
Travel and adventure
Connecting with people all over the world
Making a difference
DIFFERENT LEVELS: WHAT ARE THEY?
Each takes a set length of time, becoming longer but more rewarding - you can check out the length of completion in The Details
FOUR SECTIONS: WHAT ARE THEY?
There are 4 mandatory sections to The Award which you get to make your own personalised program around.
For each Section, Participants get to choose and undertake an activity that fits in with the purpose of that Section, for the minimum amount of time specified for their chosen level.
Break a sweat and improve your physical fitness.
This could be through a team sport, individual pursuit or simply getting out there and working up a sweat.
Unleash your talent and broaden your abilities.
Anything from refereeing, to DJing to learning a musical instrument, to jewellery making. The world is your oyster.
Connect with your community and realise your passions.
Any area of interest in the community, such as youth work, the environment or charity work.
Discover your sense of adventure and bond with your mates.
A journey into an unfamiliar environment with a group – bushwalking, canoeing, cycling – staying overnight and testing your resilience.
Broaden your horizons and open your eyes to the world.
In Australia or anywhere around the globe, limited only by your imagination. Live and work in a place of need – an orphanage, an environmental project, a village.
Visit our Get Started page to see how you can begin your own personal, amazing adventure!