About our Award Programs

Age: 14 – 25 years

The Duke of Ed Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people: bringing together practical experiences and life skills to create committed global citizens and equipping young people for life and work.

The Award operates in over 140 countries around the world and since 1956, over 8 million young people have started their Award journey.

  • Comprised of three Award levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold – each progressively more challenging
  • Comprised of four Sections: Service, Skills, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey, and includes a Residential Project at Gold level

Age: 10 – 14 years

Ignite Award is a challenging program of discovery for young people and provides a framework to learn valuable skills, assist others in the community and experience some adventures.  The Award is:

  • Comprised of four Award levels: Levels 1 – 4
  • Comprised of four activity sections of Physical Activity, Hobby, Volunteering and Adventure

Our Awards

  • Open to all young people regardless of their background and circumstances
  • About personal development: they are non-competitive, enjoyable, voluntary and balanced programs, which requires sustained effort over time
  • Frameworks that enable young people to demonstrate self-development


  • They can be used by any group or organisation working with young people.  It offers youth agencies and organisations a way of gaining recognition for development activities with young people
  • Based on enduring principles and robust methodology, but are flexible enough to be used with any group of young people, whatever their needs
  • Focus not on external and universal standards, but on self-directed learning based on individual goals – any young person can take part and achieve an Award, whatever their starting point


There are registration fees payable by the Participant upon registering for an Award. The registration fees for 2018 are:

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

  • Bronze Award = $130
  • Silver Award = $150
  • Gold Award = $175

There are options for Financial Assistance towards the registration fees, please contact us for further information or visit the National Award Authority website

Ignite Award

  • Level 1 & 2 = $95
  • Level 3 & 4 = $95