The key elements of our program are:
In completing the Duke of Ed Award, participants:
I implore all young Australians to engage in the Award. I’ve expanded my repertoire of expertise, facing a variety of challenges and I’ve improved my communication, cooperation and leadership skillsTakoda Cheng, Bronze, Silver and Gold Awardee, YouthAdvance School Partner (St Patrick's Marist College, Dundas)
For those over 14 years.
6 months minimum participation.
For those over 15 years.
12 months minimum participation.
For those over 16 years.
18 months minimum participation.
By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development.
Each participant chooses the activities that suits their passion and they have the freedom to move through each Award level at their own pace. The Award is a fully inclusive program and has no social, political, or religious affiliations.
You can participate in the Award with YouthAdvance as an individual through our Open Award Centre or with a school group through our School Partnership or Client Award Centre. You can read about each model at the links below to find out which one suits you best.
We are very proud that in just under 5 years, YouthAdvance has assisted over 1000 students to complete their Award.
YouthAdvance offers the opportunity for young people to complete the Award in two different ways.
If your school doesn’t offer the Award, you can join us as part of the Open Award Centre. Or, if your school wants to look at offering the Award (but without any of the administration work), they can become a School Partner, which means you can complete the Award with your school peers.
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An Open Award Centre means that anyone can complete their Award with YouthAdvance. For those at uni, finished school, or your school doesn’t run it? You can still be involved.Explore More