How To Support Your Child

The Awards have a very strong history of helping young people to become involved in new activities which may include meeting new people and being in unfamiliar environments. Your child is responsible for choosing their activities and setting their goals across the following Sections:

Award Sections:

*The Duke of Ed Gold level only

Your support is a key ingredient to your child’s ongoing success. Encourage them to take the lead role in working out strategies to approach organisations providing activity opportunities, negotiating with Assessors and contacting Duke of Ed Victoria.

Your child can also take a lead role in driving the program within their Award Unit. Find out how they can become a Youth Award Leader! For more information on how you can support your child through their Award, please contact us.

  • “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