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Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is a global youth development program, empowering young people aged 14-24 to explore their full potential.

There are lots of benefits to completing Duke of Ed! You will meet new people, learn new skills, get formal recognition of extracurricular, sporting and volunteer activities and enhance your CV. Some universities recognise Award for adjustment factor (bonus ATAR points).

There are four main sections to the Duke of Ed and three levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold). These are:

  • Physical Recreation - Improving physical fitness and wellbeing, encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle
  • Skills - Unleashing talents and broadening personal interests and skills
  • Voluntary Service - Connecting with the community by giving meaningful service to others
  • Adventurous Journey - Purposeful adventuring and team building in an unfamiliar environment.

Find out more about the Duke of Ed in NSW.

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Last updated: 28 Jun 2021