Outward Bound Australia is proud to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. Whether you are looking to sign up to complete your entire Award with Outward Bound’s Open Award Centre or need to complete your Adventurous Journeys or Gold Residential Project, we are ready to help you find your purpose, passion and place in the world. The longest journey starts with the smallest step. Take that step with Outward Bound.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a leading youth development program, empowering all young Australians aged 14-24 to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world, regardless of their location or circumstance. The Award is a fully inclusive program and has no social, political, or religious affiliations.
Key elements of the program are:
Three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold – each progressively more challenging and rewarding.
Four Sections: Physical Recreation, Skills, Voluntary Service, Adventurous Journey plus Gold Residential Project (Gold Level only).
Achieving an Award recognises individual goal setting and self-improvement through persistence and achievement over a minimum time requirement.
Bronze – minimum 6 months
Silver – minimum 6 months if completed Bronze otherwise 12 months for direct entrants
Gold – minimum 12 months if completed Silver otherwise 18 months for direct entrants