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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme presents to young people, a balanced, non-competitive programme of voluntary activities which encourage personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, and responsibility to themselves and service to their community.

The Award Scheme is comprised of three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold, and offers flexible starting points dependent on age, with the minimum age requirement being 13 years. 

Within each Level, participants must meet the requirements of four different categories, including Community Service, Skill/Interest, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Expeditions. Participants follow their chosen activities largely in their own time, with guidance from some-one knowledgeable in each subject.

Upon completion, a badge, certificate and a minimum of 10 SACE Credits at Stage 1 are presented to those who show the necessary enterprise and effort to work through the challenges presented.

What does the Award Scheme offer? 

The Award Scheme presents a challenge and is held in high repute by teachers and employers alike. It helps to develop – Leadership, Teamwork, Communication, Motivation and Independence.

The benefits associated with completing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Program include the Award Scheme Certificate, a sense of personal achievement and enhanced personal growth, and SACE credits making a valuable contribution to participant’s resume, curriculum vitae and personal portfolio. 

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