Welcome to YouthAdvance!
Thank you for registering with YouthAdvance Australia – An Open Award Centre For The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia. We’re excited to have you on board! On this page, we have listed the next steps for you to complete in order to finalise your registration and get you started on your Award.
4 Steps to Starting Your Award…
STEP 1 – WORK OUT YOUR ACTIVITIES
STEP 2 – ASSESSOR SETUP
STOP!!! If you have not received an email from your assessor that they have completed the form, please don’t start Step 3.
If you require hard copies of any documentation, please send the hard copies to:
STEP 3 – ONLINE RECORD BOOK
You will need to register for a new account on the Online Record Book (ORB). The ORB is where you will log all the hours you undertake for each activity. For instructions on how to sign-up, click HERE.
Once you have an account, setup each activity with the activity details, assessor details and a goal. Ensure your goal is S.M.A.R.T and also detailed.
STEP 4 – START LOGGING HOURS!
Once your activity is approved you will then be able to log hours.
Ensure you log the hours you do (i.e. if you practice for 2 hours, log 2 hours even though the ORB will only recognise 1 of the hours).
Put detail in your logs and don’t cut and paste them. Explain what you did in that practice session. If your logs are not detailed enough, your award may be rejected by State Award Office.
Please review the below picture for a good example of variation/detail in logs
YOUTHADVANCE ADVENTUROUS JOURNEYS
Our Duke of Ed Adventurous Journeys are designed to challenge you and provide you with a sense of achievement. We provide both school-specific programs, or Open programs for individuals participating outside of a school. We also hold our AJs throughout the school holidays and during the school term so no matter what your schedule or your situation, YouthAdvance has a program to suit your adventurous side.
Open Award Centre Participants can book directly via our AJ program page. School-Specific Program Participants will be advised via email and during school meetings on how to book.
NOTE – As of 1st of February 2019, all YouthAdvance Participants who wish to undertake their AJs externally to YouthAdvance will be required to complete the External Adventurous Journey Providers (EAJP) AJ Request Application Form. This is due to our responsibility and priority to ensure that the organisations our participants engage with are fulfilling their duties to ensure safety and abide by the award requirements. The lodgement of the EAJP will incur a $55.00 administration fee payable per participant, per program.
JOIN OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
Request to become a member of the Participant and Parent Facebook Group: YouthAdvance – Open Award Centre – it’s a great way of keeping up to date and we post some important info and reminders on there.
YOUR YOUTHADVANCE AWARD CONTACTS
Your primary contact at YouthAdvance will be your Award Leader for all activity/ORB/sign off and paperwork related questions
For Camp Info – please speak to our Program Co-ordinator
For Equipment Info, including hire gear – please ask to speak to one of our Guides