Our Awards allow young people of all ages and abilities to embark on journeys of discovery and adventure.

Whether you want to find out about the cost of each program, get ideas on the range of activities to explore, make connections with service providers, find out about funding assistance or delve into the latest research, we have an extensive range of resources available to help make the Award experience the best it can be.

White Papers

Our Award programs are underpinned by current educational philosophy and research. Follow the links below to download current research and reference material.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award White Papers 

Industry White Papers

  • “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