Welcome to the Award in Victoria
Awards Victoria Ltd is the State Operating Authority for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Victoria. Through our partnerships with schools, educational and community organisation, we facilitate the delivery of the Award.
With a strategic focus on disadvantaged and remote communities, we aim to ensure that all young Victoria’s have access to the Award. Through the Award and it’s benefits, our mission is to prepare young Victorians for life and work, equipping them with the skills to meet challenges such as increased youth unemployment and a changing education landscape.
We also partner with a range of educational institutions, government departments and community organisations to create more equitable education & employment opportunities for young people. Through these partnerships we also provide ongoing leadership and development opportunities for young people, that extend beyond the completion of the Award.
REGISTER FOR THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S INTERNATIONAL AWARD
UPCOMING EVENTS AND TRAINING
Level 2 – Award Administration Training (AAT) – Level 2 AAT training is conducted both online and in person in our Fitzroy office.
*Award Leaders must complete Level 2 within 3 months and no later than 12 months of their ORB registration being accepted and completion of Level 1 Training.
- Training is free but advanced bookings are essential
- Level 1 training is a prerequisite to participate in this training
Level 2 training is conducted regularly throughout the year. Please click the link below to see available training dates, more info and to book into a training session.
Gold Award Ceremonies
The Award in VIC organises and funds Gold Award Ceremonies to ensure that every Victorian that completes a Gold Award is recognised and celebrated for this achievement.
Venue & Dates:
Due to Covid-19 restrictions Gold Award Ceremonies were cancelled in 2020. Gold Award Ceremonies will run in 2021 to cover Participants who completed their Gold Award over 2020 and 2021. Dates TBC.
DUKE 4SPORT – Pilot Program
Duke 4 Sport is an initiative that connects young people to their local community sporting clubs through activities Participants conduct as part of their Award. The initiative aims to provide young people with more meaningful activity opportunities that can be conducted in safe and welcoming spaces, and that strengthen the connection between young people and their local community and peer group. The pilot program aims to refine the types of activities that will be provided by clubs and the overall experience for both Participants and clubs, to ensure a best practice model is developed before we offer this initiative to all sporting clubs across Victoria.
Please contact Johanna Leitch, Marketing and Partnerships for more information: Johannal@dukeofedvic.org.au
“Hi, my name is Hannah. I am in Year 11 at Gippsland Grammar and I’m currently working on my Duke of Ed Gold Award.
My goal is to successfully complete it by my 17th birthday in October.
For my Skill, I am learning piano and studying the AMEB grade 8 level syllabus. My physical activity is swimming and I train with the East Gippsland Water Dragons swimming club. Earlier this year I qualified for the Victorian State Open Championships in the women’s 50m and 100m butterfly events with personal best times and a gold medal at the Gippsland championships. For the service component of the Award, I play music for nursing home residents with my three younger siblings.
The COVID-19 restrictions have made life difficult especially for Victorian students in 2020. Continuing with the Duke of Edinburgh award has been challenging but extremely worthwhile. It has required a significant amount of creative thinking, problem-solving and use of technology.”
Read her full story here: https://dukeofed.com.au/story/hannahs-goal/
Sharing Your Story
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TERTIARY EDUCATION PATHWAYS
Early Entry Pathways
La Trobe University’s Aspire Program
Completing your Award through University
The following Victorian Higher Education Institutions now offer the Award on Campus.
Melbourne City Institute of Education
Award Centre Fee
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award $610
*Additional Campus $260
The Award Centre fee includes:
-Materials and resources
-Ongoing enquiry support
-Initial training meetings
-Professional Development days
-Duke of Ed staff availability to attend workshops, student& parent info sessions and Award presentations
Please note: this is an annual fee, payable each calendar year. Under the licensing agreement, all young people involved with this operator are eligible to participate in any of the Award Centre’s registered Awards.
2021 Participant Fee:
The Participant fee includes:
-Materials and resources
-Ongoing enquiry support
-Award Level badge and certificate
Please note: these fees apply to the Award levels and is active for as long as the Participant takes to complete that level.