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Tertiary Partnership

Recognise students who have gone the extra mile

As a tertiary education provider, we encourage you to partner with the Duke of Ed to show your recognition of the valuable skills and qualities that so many young Australians have developed by achieving the Duke of Ed Award. By proving their commitment to independent learning through the Award as well as demonstrating grit and motivation, you can be sure that applicants who have achieved their Award will be successful in their studies and become highly employable individuals.

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Ready to partner with the Duke of Ed?

Complete our Tertiary Partner enquiry form here. Alternatively, you can reach out to our National Award Office 1300 438 537 and talk to our Partnerships team.

Tertiary Partners recognizing the Duke of Ed

The benefits for young people using the Duke of Ed Framework vary with each Tertiary Partner. What's happening in your state or territory?


In NSW, your dedication and determination to your Award is recognised at two universities during their admissions process.

If you are applying for adjustment factor points for Gold Awardees, your Gold Award must be submitted to the Duke of Ed NSW Division before 1 October each year.

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UNSW Sydney – Adjustment Factors

UNSW Sydney offers two adjustment factor points to Gold Award holders under their Elite Athletes, Performers and Leaders (EAPL) program.

Please note, some exceptions apply and the EAPL program is reviewed annually.

View the full details here.

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Macquarie University – Adjustment Factors

Macquarie University offers two adjustment factor points for Silver and three adjustment factor points Gold Award holders. Please note some courses are not eligible for the scheme.

View the full details here


In SA it can impact your SACE score

For more information, please contact your Award Leader or the SOUTH AUSTRALIAN office.

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Australian National University (ANU) Canberra – Entry Requirements

Completing a Silver or Gold Award automatically qualifies students for the co-curricular and service requirement (CCS), which is a mandatory section of the Australian National University (ANU) application that asks students to demonstrate their involvement in activities outside the classroom during Years 10 to 12. A Gold or Silver Award is officially recognized by the ANU as way to meet the CSS requirements. You can see Duke of Ed listed as an option in the ANU's CSS calculator, and read more about the CSS application process on the ANU website here.

For more information please contact your Award Leader or the AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY office.


Earn credits towards your QCE

The Duke of Ed is a recognised course of study for the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), which is usually awarded at the end of Year 12. You can earn up to 4 credits—1 for Bronze, 1 for Silver and 2 for Gold.

To earn credit points for your QCE, you must complete your Award while you are in Years 10–12 and provide the State Award Operating Authority with your Learner Unique Identifier (LUI).

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At Bond University, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is listed as a Leadership Development program in Beyond Bond and is eligible for recognition where the student participates and completes tasks relating to The Duke of Ed whilst attending Bond University.  Upon completion this will be listed on the student’s completion statement.  Activities undertaken whilst at high school are not recognised as part of this process.

For more information, please contact your Award Leader or the QUEENSLAND office.

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In Victoria it is recognised by La Trobe University where priority access will be given to La Trobe's early admissions Aspire program. Read more here

Visit La Trobe's Aspire Website for full details

For more information, please contact your Award Leader or the VICTORIAN Office.

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The Award in WA is an endorsed program with the School Curriculum and Standards Authority and Year 10, 11 and 12 students can count the following unit numbers towards the WA Certificate of Education (WACE).

1 Unit for Bronze

2 Units for Silver

4 Units for Gold

In addition, the Award:

  • will be listed on their Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement
  • may contribute towards the breadth and requirement of the WACE
  • may contribute towards the C grade requirement of the WACE
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Edith Cowan University (ECU) have approved The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award as part of the portfolio of evidence that can be submitted with an application via the Experience Based Entry Scheme.  This pathway includes access to most of the undergraduate courses at ECU.

Find out more from ECO here.

For more information please contact your Award Leader or the WESTERN AUSTRALIAN office.

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In the NT it can impact your SACE score. 

SACE credit points for achieving the Award: 10 credits for Bronze, 10 for Silver and 10 for Gold.

For more information, please contact your Award Leader or the NT office.


The Award in Tasmania is an endorsed program with the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards & Certification and Award Holders can earn the following points towards the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE).

12 TCE Credit Points for Bronze

15 TCE Credit Points for Direct Silver (8 for continuing)

38 TCE Credit Points for Direct Gold (19 for continuing)

For more information, please contact your Award Leader or the TASMANIAN office.

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Sign up to be a Partner today

Become a Duke of Ed Tertiary Partner and help young people achieve all they can be. Simply complete our online enquiry form, and a member of our team will contact you.