The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia (the Award) requires Award Units to have insurance cover for all Participants and Volunteers. Insurance obligations of the Award Unit as referenced in the Award Unit Licence Agreement. This includes both personal accident and public liability insurance. In addition the National Award Authority maintains a further insurance policy for Participants and Volunteers that acts as an umbrella cover.
The NAA certificate of currency and insurance schedules outlining coverage, geographical limits and limitations of liability or cover is available on this website – see link below. It is important to regularly review the NAA’s insurance certificates and schedules as they are updated annually. Participants, their families and volunteers need to refer to their Award Unit for further details.
If activities undertaken are considered to be in a ‘ high’ risk category by your Award Unit, then the onus of responsibility is on the participant or guardian to check their activity is covered under their Award Unit’s insurance policy or if required by the Award Unit to take our separate insurance in relation to these ‘high’ risk activities.
The NAA does not itself have nominated ‘high’ risk activities, as stated it is up to the participant or guardian to check their activity is covered under their Award Unit.
For any incident or accident, an Incident Report form is required to be completed in conjunction with the Participants and Volunteers Award Unit and a copy forwarded to your State/Territory Award Operating Authority as soon as possible.