Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
Outward Bound Australia are proud to deliver the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's International Award to all young people 14-24 years and older in the ACT and NSW. From Adventurous Journeys where nature will inspire you, to Voluntary Service where you'll inspire others, the Bronze Award is just the beginning of your journey.
Completing the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award isn’t easy, but it is easy to get started.
If you play sport and learn a musical instrument you’re halfway there because these count towards your Award. If you don’t play sport, learn music, paint, dance, or speak another language, it’s a great time to start! The Award is a fantastic opportunity to learn a new skill and develop a passion for something different. It’s also a lot of fun, and you will achieve something special which you can be proud of.
It will be a challenge though. You need to complete your required hours every week. It takes commitment. If it was easy, everyone would do it. That’s the whole point. It’s a challenge. Are you up to it?
- Design your own Award program
- Set your own goals and record your progress
- Make a positive impact on the lives of others through Voluntary
- Learn valuable practical and social skills for career development
- Take up the challenge of an Adventurous Journey
- Connect with other Award Participants at home and abroad
The Bronze Award is the first step to getting involved in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and you can then continue your Award by undertaking Silver and then Gold Levels. For more information, read the full Award Guide for Bronze Participants.
- Environmental service: tree planting, Bushcare, Landcare, Streamwatch
- Supporting people in the community: elderly, disabled or those in need.
- Youth work: help those less fortunate than yourself
- Community education and health education
- Charity work: fundraise for a cause you admire
- Supporting a local emergency service: RFS, St John’s Ambulance
- Patrols at your SLSC
- Baseball and softball
- Fitness activities
- Football: Aussie Rules, League, Rugby, Soccer
- Horse riding
- Martial arts
- Mountain biking
- Snow skiing and snowboarding
- Swimming and water polo
- Tennis and squash
- Animals: learn how to care for your pet
- Arts and crafts: painting and drawing
- Games: learn to program games
- Life, technical and vocational skills: start your journey to becoming an Outdoor Leader with Outward Bound!
- Media and communications: learn to build websites
- Navigation: learn to read a map and compass
- Performance Skills: dance, stand-up poetry
- Sports-related: learn to coach or referee your favourite sport
- Hike, paddle or ride your way through the natural world.
- Challenge yourself physically, mentally and emotionally.
- Explore the coastline, river valleys or mountains, studying plants, birds, insects or other animals
- Explore historic land use: ancient Indigenous Australians and early colonial Australians
- Explore human impact: visitor pressure in national parks, pollution monitoring, surveys of numbers of walkers in remote areas
- It’s the only team-specific component of the Duke of Ed Award, have some fun with it!