Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an internationally recognized leading youth development program, empowering young people with personal discovery and growth. It presents a non-competitive program of voluntary activities that help increase youth employability, creativity, and innovation. The Award program focuses on fostering essential life skills in line with our school values; Integrity, Compassion, Perseverance, and Curiosity.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is comprised of three progressively more challenging levels; Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each level requires students to complete activities that fall within four key pillars;
- Physical Recreation and
- Adventurous Journey (Gold participants also need to complete Residential Projects).
In recent years, TAS has seen numerous students complete their Gold, Silver and Bronze Award with guidance from our TAS Duke of Edinburgh Award leader. Our dedicated teaching community supports students the entire way, aiding in creating locally available opportunities that assist students in the completion of their award.
Benefits to Participants
Although the award doesn’t ensure employment, our research shows Awardees have a competitive point of difference in the workforce. Students are nurtured into quality citizens, helping to improve communities in which they live and make constructive use of leisure time. The award is based on individual achievement, aiding participants to develop character acquiring qualities like self-confidence, perseverance, integrity, and useful essential life skills. In whole, the program is fun for students, offering an incomparable sense of adventure.
- Application – Parental Consent Form 2020
- Guide for Bronze Award Participants
- Bronze and Silver Award Plan
- Gold Award Plan
Further information and forms please visit the Queensland Government Website. For any questions, please contact Darren Osmond, TAS Duke of Edinburgh Award leader – firstname.lastname@example.org