The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
The City of Salisbury is proud to be partnering with The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award with Twelve25 Youth Centre as an Open Award Centre.
The Duke of Edinburgh International Award is now available to be delivered from the comfort of your own home, with mentored support.
We invite young people aged 14 to 24 years living in the City of Salisbury to join a leading youth development program that empowers them to realise their full potential.
All you need to do is spend an hour a week in each of the following areas to complete your Bronze Award in only six months;
- Improve your physical wellbeing
- Volunteer in your community
- Learn a skill
- Experience an adventurous journey within a team (eventually!)
All participants are supported by trained award leaders, assessors, supervisors and mentors.
We are seeking expressions of interest from young people looking to start their Duke of Edinburgh journey at the Bronze level.
The program comprises of three levels and then progressively becoming more challenging over time;
- Bronze, six months
- Silver, nine months
- Gold, 18 months
If you have already started your Duke of Edinburgh Award and want to be involved in our program, please contact us.
“This Award made me believe that I have the one thing everyone else has; the power to fight for my own dreams. It is like a force pulling me into the circle of life instead of watching from the outside". - Melanie Tran, Gold Award Holder
Your contribution to the Duke of Edinburgh Award could be a maximum of $40 for the registration fee and $80 towards your Adventurous Journey, depending on your personal circumstances. We don't want money to be a barrier to you participating, so we will discuss your situation in your individual meeting.
Benefits of the Award
Do you want your resume to stand out from the crowd? The Award enables young people to develop practical skills that are valued by employers globally.
Secondary aged participants who complete the award can also gain SACE points for completing levels of the award.
Further Award Information
We recognise that this might be a concern for young people looking to start the Award. There are plenty of activities and resources available to help you complete your Bronze Award during this time.
Check out The Duke of Edinburgh's International Awards website for more information about the award program.
What is an Assessor?
An Assessor has a critical role in the Duke of Ed Award. They are engaged as they have been determined as competent to assess a Duke of Ed participant's activity, for their ability to support and encourage a young person to achieve their goal/s and to undertake other aspects of the Assessor role including reporting.
What is the process to become an Assessor?
To start the process as an Assessor will need to read the following Duke of Edinburgh's International Award information:
- Code of Conduct and Volunteer Agreement
- Roles and responsibilities
- Working with Children/ Young people resources
These documents will need to be read before completing this application.
How to sign up as an Assessor
To start the ball rolling, the first thing a future Assessor needs to do is complete this application form. It is recommended that the individual know the following prior to starting the form:
- Be familiar with The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Assessor role and responsibility
- Have identified the section/s to perform Assessor tasks
- Details of an organisation (if your skills, knowledge or experience is associated with an organisation)
- Details of an existing Working With Children Check (for example the reference/unique ID number and date)
- Referee contact details
For more information about being an Assessor please visit www.DukeofEd.com.au
Award Leader - Sarah Bevan