What does being on the Directory mean
Activity Providers listed on the Directory are organisations that have been subject to a check by the National Office.
This check is a due diligence process that occurs when an organisation applies to be included in the Directory. The Directory does not involve the continuous monitoring of the Activity Provider. It is a one-off check. The inclusion on the Directory for an Activity Provider is reviewed annually.
The Directory check requires Activity Providers to be familiar with The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and readily understand the program requirements and conditions of the relevant Section(s) of the Award. The check also includes verifying the Activity Provider complies with all required legislation related to providing the nomination activity(s).
Organisations included on the Directory are not endorsed or approved by the Award.
The inclusion on the Directory confirms that the National Office has checked that:
- The Activity Provider is a legal entity;
- The Activity Provider has a working knowledge of the Award and its requirements – this involves reference checks with Award Centres who have used the Activity Provider’s services for their Award, as well as requiring the Activity Provider complete Award Leader Level 1 Training;
- The Activity Provider been providing services for Award Participants for several years.
- The Activity Provider complies with Working With Children requirements;
- The Activity Provider signs the Volunteer Code of Conduct either as individuals or on behalf of the organisation in whole; and
- The Activity Provider has insurance, generally public liability insurance
This Directory does not assure the financial stability of the Activity Provider, nor does it assure the adequacy of their insurance coverage as an organisation nor for those using its services.
Organisations are not required to be on this Directory to deliver activities suitable for the Award.
The primary purpose of the Directory is to assist Award Centres, Participants and parents/guardians in sourcing Activity Providers that have a clear understanding of the Award.
The Award Centre is an entity licensed to deliver the Award to young people and is run by an Award Leader/Award Coordinator. The Award Centre is responsible for approving all activities and the people involved in assessing activity for their Award Participants. The Award Centre approves an Assessor for each Section of the Award. This Assessor may be from the Activity Provider, but this is not a requirement.
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