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The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award offers a range of events for Award Centres, Awards Leaders and participants to gain insights on how the award operates and to share their experiences. Events include Gold Award ceremonies, networking events, information sessions, training and program journeys.

Gold Award Ceremony

When a Participant’s Gold Award has been achieved they are invited to attend a Gold Award Ceremony. Hosted by the Office of Sport, ceremonies are attended by the Vice Regal Patron of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia, Her Excellency, who presents the Award to recipients.

Award Leaders and Senior Officers are also invited to attend the ceremony.

View Ceremony guidelines

Gold Residential Project

Complete your Gold Residential Project at one of our 10 Sport and Recreation Centres that offer a one to five-day program for school children during the school holidays. Volunteering for our holiday programs such as Adventurer, Make a Splash, or specialised programs like Craft Kids, Cooking for Kids or Hooked, Line and Sinker contribute towards personal development and relationship building skills as well as goal-setting and conquering challenges. 

Award Leader training

The Duke of Ed team are committed to providing Award Leaders with the necessary training and resources to support their delivery of the Award. Award Leaders are provided with a unique login to the Office of Sport's Duke of Ed Award Leader Learning Locker that includes access to mandatory training and other useful resources. Mandatory training includes:

Award Leader Level 1

Level 1 is self-paced online learning and includes an induction and overview of the Award.

Award Leader Level 2

Level 2 is interactive structured training and builds on the learnings from Level 1 providing Award Leaders with the information and resources to effectively deliver the Award.
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