What Are The Benefits

Benefits of delivering The Award include:

  • The opportunity to boost the personal development of young people through a time-proven program with measurable results and international prestige
  • The flexibility to offer young people educational goals that are based on their own interests and abilities
  • Being able to provide young people the opportunity to experience success beyond the classroom
  • Building the reputation of your organisation or school
  • The chance to make connections with other youth organisations and schools participating in the programs
  • Access to training, networking and special events to facilitate your learning and professional development
  • Flexibility to deliver an Award program specific to your needs
  • The ability to map programs to suit and complement ADVANCE, Elective Models, IB, VCAL, VCE, VELS and VET

Stories from organisations delivering the Award.

  • “Before, I would only dream of what I could do; now I still dream, but I also go out and do it!”

    Sam Burdon, Gold Awardee
  • “The current environment is very challenging for young people, so it’s important they try to make themselves more attractive to employers. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is highly valued by business because they know it helps to develop more rounded individuals.”

    HRH The Earl of Wessex, KG, GCVO, ADC Trustee
  • “I believe The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and other programs operated by the not-for-profit Awards Victoria Ltd are vital as they focus on developing our most valuable resource, our young people, who ultimately create the future of our community.”

    Gary Rowe, CEO, Safety Action Pty Ltd and Ambassador of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award