Tertiary Placements – Dukeofed

Tertiary Placements

The Award can count towards high school leaving certificates as well as tertiary subjects once at tertiary institutions. However, this depends on which State or Territory you are in and which tertiary institution the Award Holder is applying to or attending.

Listed below by each State or Territory is a summary however, it is recommended you contact your local State or Territory office for the most up to date details.

In NSW, your dedication and determination to your Award is recognised at two universities during their admissions process.

If you are applying for adjustment factor points for Gold Awardees, your Gold Award must be submitted to the Duke of Ed NSW Division before 1 October each year.


UNSW Sydney – Adjustment Factors

UNSW Sydney offers two adjustment factor points to Gold Award holders under their Elite Athletes, Performers and Leaders (EAPL) program.

Please note, some exceptions apply and the EAPL program is reviewed annually.

View the full details at https://www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/adjustment-factors-eapl


Macquarie University – Adjustment Factors

Macquarie University offers two adjustment factor points for Silver and three adjustment factor points Gold Award holders. Please note some courses are not eligible for the scheme.

View the full details at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/admissions/entry-requirements/domestic/entry-schemes-and-pathways/adjustment-factors/duke-of-edinburgh-scout-and-guide

In SA it can impact your SACE score

For more information please contact your Award Leader or the SOUTH AUSTRALIAN office.

Australian National University (ANU) Canberra – Entry Requirments

Completing a Silver or Gold Award automatically qualifies students for the co-curricular and service requirement (CCS), which is a mandatory section of the Australian National University (ANU) application that asks students to demonstrate their involvement in activities outside the classroom during Years 10 to 12. A Gold or Silver Award is officially recognized by the ANU as way to meet the CSS requirements. You can see Duke of Ed listed as an option in the ANU's CSS calculator, and read more about the CSS application process on the ANU website: https://www.anu.edu.au/study/apply/domestic-applications-anu-undergraduate/applying-to-anu-application-details/co


For more information please contact your Award Leader or the AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY office.

Earn credits towards your QCE

The Duke of Ed is a recognised course of study for the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), which is usually awarded at the end of Year 12. You can earn up to 4 credits—1 for Bronze, 1 for Silver and 2 for Gold.

To earn credit points for your QCE, you must complete your Award while you are in Years 10–12 and provide the State Award Operating Authority with your Learner Unique Identifier (LUI).


At Bond University, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is listed as a Leadership Development program in Beyond Bond, and is eligible for recognition where the student participates and completes tasks relating to The Duke of Ed whilst attending Bond University.  Upon completion this will be listed on the student’s completion statement.  Activities undertaken whilst at high school are not recognised as part of this process.


For more information please contact your Award Leader or the QUEENSLAND office.

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In Victoria it is recognised by La Trobe University where priority access will be given to La Trobe's early admissions Aspire program. Read more here


Visit La Trobe's Aspire Website for full details


For more information please contact your Award Leader or the VICTORIAN Office.

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The Award in WA is an endorsed program with the School Curriculum and Standards Authority and Year 10, 11 and 12 students can count the following unit numbers towards the WA Certificate of Education (WACE).

1 Unit for Bronze

2 Units for Silver

4 Units for Gold

In addition, the Award:

  • will be listed on their Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement
  • may contribute towards the breadth-and-depth requirement of the WACE
  • may contribute towards the C grade requirement of the WACE



ECU have approved The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award as part of the portfolio of evidence that can be submitted with an application via the Experience Based Entry Scheme.  This pathway includes access to most of the undergraduate courses at ECU.

Follow the link below to find out more:



For more information please contact your Award Leader or the WESTERN AUSTRALIAN office.

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For more information please contact your Award Leader or the NT office.


The Award in Tasmania is an endorsed program with the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards & Certification and Award Holders can earn the following points towards the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE).

12 TCE Credit Points for Bronze

15 TCE Credit Points for Direct Silver (8 for continuing)

38 TCE Credit Points for Direct Gold (19 for continuing)


For more information please contact your Award Leader or the TASMANIAN office.