This page provides an overview of the fees that are required to complete the Duke of Ed Award. The fees vary depending on the level you are selecting, whether you have done the Award before and which membership you choose.
Fees to Complete the Award:
1. YouthAdvance Membership Fee
2. State Registration Fee – this is set by the State you are registering in and is not affiliated with YouthAdvance
3. Adventurous Journey (camp) Fee
We are now offering two Membership Structures so that participants and their families can choose the level of support that is suited to their needs.
This membership level offers the same service that YouthAdvance has been delivering in the past.
This is a completion driven membership. This means it has a higher level of support for our participants as we look to move them through their Award level in the minimum timeframe and work towards achieving multiple Award Levels to the benefit of the student and their school.
YouthAdvance completion rate using this membership model is 84% (this is 30% higher than the Duke of Ed Australian average)
Fees for the Standard Membership: an initial upfront YouthAdvance membership fee listed in the Cost Table below. Following the initial minimum timeframe, you will be moved onto a monthly fee of $55 per month until the completion of that level.
|Award Level||Continuing Student*||New (Direct Entrant)^||Monthly Fee – $55/mth|
|Bronze||n/a||$315||after 7 mths|
|Silver||$315||$585||after 7 mths or 13 mths DE|
|Gold||$585||$860||after 13 mths or 19 mths DE|
This is a Self-Driven membership. While this membership level has a higher accessibility to more young Australians because it is more affordable, it doesn’t come with the level of service offered in the Standard Membership and is therefore more of a DIY Award membership structure. This membership tier is designed for participants who are self driven, with a high level of initiation and are motivated to complete the Award with limited support from YouthAdvance.
Fees for the Basic Membership include: an initial upfront YouthAdvance membership fee listed in the Cost Table below. If you haven’t completed the level in the extended timeframe, the fee will be charged again and the timeframe reset.
|Award Level||Continuing Student*||New (Direct Entry)||Length of Completion Time|
Please note that you will be charged a separate and additional State Registration Fee. This fee covers access to the Online Record Book (the platform to log hours for the Award) and covers certificate and badge costs.
Some states require that you pay through us (and you will do this at registration), however other states, including NSW, you pay directly to the State when you register for an Online Record Book account.
You can review the State Registration Fees HERE.
Adventures Journey fees are dependent on the AJ that you choose – please have a look HERE
You will need to allow for equipment for the camps. Equipment rental options are available for all YouthAdvance journeys via our Store).
An external AJ Fee may be charged should a participant wish to complete an adventurous journey that is not a YouthAdvance or YouthAdvance endorsed journey.
Please contact us to find out more about what each membership includes and how to get started on your Award!
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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia has received funding from the Federal Government to financially support Award Participants who are considered disadvantaged and/or living with a disability. If you think you might need funding to complete your Award, please ask your Award Leader.
Funding is limited and cannot be guaranteed, but all applications will be considered, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria. https://dukeofed.com.au/resources/funding-assistance/
You can cancel or suspend your membership at any point of time. To cancel or suspend your membership you are required to fill in the Cancellation/Suspension of Membership Form. Recommencement fees apply as per our terms and conditions.