Become an Award Assessor or Supervisor
The role of an Assessor
Assessors are volunteers who play a crucial role in delivering the Duke of Ed. As an Assessor, you’ll engage with our young Award Participants offering them guidance, mentoring and encouragement as they work towards their chosen activity goals.
"Being an assessor was an incredible privilege. It was an opportunity to water the garden of someones life so they have the opportunity to step into more of themselves in the best possible way. What a treat to experience a flourishing garden. Who wouldn't want that? "
Who are our Assessors?
There are more than 60,000 volunteer Assessors currently helping young Australians achieve their Duke of Ed Award. Our Assessors are typically anyone experienced in the activities young people choose for the Award, from soccer coaches and music teachers to charity organisers and bush care volunteers.
The role of a Supervisor
Supervisors are volunteers who make and implement arrangements to ensure the safety of Participants undertaking their Adventurous Journeys. The Supervisor can be a different person for each Journey, and there can also be more than one Supervisor for each Journey. You can contact your State or Territory Award office for further information in relation to undertaking Adventurous Journeys.
It is the responsibility of the Award Leader, on behalf of their Award Centre, to approve Assessors and Supervisors and ensure they are suitable.
All Assessors and Supervisors working with young people under the age of 18 must comply with the State and Territory legislation concerning Working With Children.
Who are our Supervisors?
Supervisors are volunteers who play a critical role in implementing and overseeing the arrangements concerning the safety of Participants when they are undertaking their Adventurous Journeys.
The Supervisor can be a different person for each journey, and there can also be more than one Supervisor for each journey.
The Adventurous Journey Assessor may also undertake the role of Journey Supervisor if approved by the Award Leader and if they are appropriately trained/experienced/qualified in respect of their Award Centre’s policy requirements and any applicable State/Territory legislation/regulations.
For further information about the role of Supervisors go to the Award Handbook or speak to your Award Centre.