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
- In partnership with the Victorian Government’s Advance program we annually host a series of subsidised professional development workshops to help support teachers and anyone working with young people.
The topic for this year is Educating Screenagers: Adapting Learning Environments for Gen Z. The webinar -shop will be facilitated by Katie Iles of from Hello Clarity. The Hello Clarity team are regularly featured on Sky News, Today, Sunrise and The Morning Show.The workshops can also be credited for PD hours.Due to our partnership with Advance the webinars have been subsidised and are now being offered for FREE!Time: 4pm to 6pmDates:
For more information, download the FLYER.
- Monday, 12 October
- Wednesday, 21 October
- Wednesday, 11 November
The Award in VIC conducts Award Leader Training Days for Award Leaders and Assistant Award Leaders involved in running The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Victoria. It is mandatory for all Award Leaders to complete the training so they are fully aware of the implications and responsibilities involved with operating the Award. Please read more about Award Leader Training requirements here
Level 2 – Award Administration Training (AAT) – Level 2 AAT training has now moved online due to Covid-19 restriction, and will remain so until further notice.
*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.
- Thursday 29th October – Level 2 Training – Online
- Friday 13th November – Level 2 Training – Online
- Friday 27th November – Level 2 Training – Online
- Thursday 3rd December – Level 2 Training – Online
- Friday 11th December – Level 2 Training – Online
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 have been cancelled for 2020
Strengthening Your Award Program – Masterclass and Workshop
Please note: training is free but advanced bookings are essential.
The ‘Strengthening Your Award Program – Masterclass & Workshop’ is for all Award Leaders across Victoria and is a wonderful opportunity to join our Duke of Ed Award experts as we focus on the multitude of ways you can further strengthen your Award Program, and help grow the Duke of Ed community in your school or organisation. This masterclass will leave you feeling both confident and well-versed in understanding the strategies and processes worth implementing at your school/organisation, so that you can expand the impact and reach of your Duke of Ed Award community. We look forward to having you on board this highly worthwhile session!
Venues and Times:
4pm to 5pm ONLINE.
“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
Your story could inspire more young people to get involved with The Duke of Ed!
Head here for more information on how to share your Story!
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.
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.