Programs Partners

A Programs Partner is an organisation or company that have demonstrated that it can readily meet the program requirements and conditions of the relevant Section(s) of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award  and complies with all the required legislation related to providing the nominated activity(s). Programs Partners for Adventurous Journeys can provide Supervisors and may provide Assessors, and all other Award Sections can provide Assessors. Programs Partner Organisations are not endorsed by Awards WA other than confirming that they are a legal entity; they have a working knowledge of the Award and its requirements; all their staff working with Award Participants have met Working With Children requirements; and the organisation has signed a group Volunteer Code of Conduct.

Programs Partners may provide activities for any one of the 5 Sections of the Award (including Gold Residential Project for the Gold level).

Below are Awards WA Programs Partners.

A number of organisations are registered with The National Award Authority of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Australia as a Registered Activity Provider and you can search the National register here.



Sections of the Award aligned with Antipodeans: Adventurous Journey, Voluntary Service, Gold Residential Project

Antipodeans is a pioneer in the field of educational travel and experiential learning programs. Our dedicated team of educators, personal development specialists and travel experts has been creating extraordinary travel experiences for Australian and New Zealand students since 1991.

We empower young people to uncover their unique identity, develop life skills and embrace the world beyond their own borders through a combination of adventure, cultural immersion and learning opportunities.

Bibbulmun Track Foundation

Sections of the Award aligned with Bibbulmun Track Foundation: Adventurous Journey

The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda, a suburb in the hills on the outskirts of Perth, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast. It passes through the heart of the scenic south west of Western Australia.

The Track takes walkers through towering karri and tingle forests, down mist-shrouded valleys, over giant granite boulders and along breathtaking coastal heathlands. It passes through many of the most beautiful national parks of the south west forests and coastline. The Bibbulmun Track offers a wide range of experiences, from a gentle stroll to enjoy the peace and beauty of the natural environment, to an epic eight week adventure.


Sections of the Award aligned with Cahoots: Adventurous Journey, Gold Residential Project, Voluntary Service 

Cahoots (formally Kids Camps Inc) provides exciting and rewarding programs and camps for kids and young people living with a disability in Western Australia.

A registered NDIS provider, they run a variety of programs and camps throughout the year, catering to children and young people of all abilities between the ages of 5 and 30.

Each of their programs is run by a qualified and experienced Facilitator, along with a team of volunteer support leaders of all ages and backgrounds.  Their volunteers are caring, enthusiastic and dedicated to making their programs and camps the most engaging and rewarding experience it can be for the young people in their care.

Cockburn Ice Arena

Sections of the Award aligned with Cockburn Ice Arena: Physical Recreation 

Cockburn Ice Arena is a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, proud to be one of only two ice rinks in the Southern Hemisphere with two ice surfaces, dedicated to the development, support and promotion of ice sports in Western Australia.

Ice skating is an ideal outing as it is a unique opportunity to improve health and independence, whilst also providing important social interaction with peers. We pride ourselves on our safe, friendly and accessible environment, and help to build participant confidence through non-competitive and competitive sporting activities.

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions Parks and Wildlife Service

Sections of the Award aligned with Parks and Wildlife Service: Voluntary Service, Skills 

Volunteers for Parks and Wildlife Service are involved in real projects that contribute to the overall environmental, conservation and tourism objectives of DBCA.  Participants aged 18 years or over can be a volunteer with Parks and Wildlife Service.

Volunteer projects include the Wildcare Helpline and associated wildlife rehabilitation programs, track, trail and park maintenance, science-focussed projects such as flora and fauna monitoring, or cataloguing native seed specimens.

Didier Walks

Sections of the Award aligned with Didier Walks: Adventurous Journey 

Didier Walks is a Perth based guided hiking, consulting and mentoring business who meet the Adventurous Journey requirements for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Award Levels.  Didier Walks can also assist Gold Award Participants plan their solo Adventurous Project.

With extensive experience mentoring young people within the recreational, training and disability industries, our leader facilitator holds a Cert IV in Residential and Community Care for children up to 17 years of age and offers guided hikes for individuals, groups and day, multi-day and sectional expeditions along the Bibbulmun Track and Cape to Cape.

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure

Sections of the Award aligned with Leeuwin Ocean Adventure: Adventurous Journey, Gold Residential Project, Skills, Voluntary Service 

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure’s purpose is to enrich the lives of young people through adventure participation and challenge.

The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation owns and operates Australasia’s largest sail training ship. Purpose built for youth development STS Leeuwin II is styled on an 1850’s style barquentine – its tallest mast soaring 33.5 metres from the main deck.

Sail training is tested and effective – building psychological and sociological skills in young people. Operating for over thirty years, 40,000 young people have experienced Leeuwin’s unique brand of youth adventure

With a wide range of different voyage programs, Leeuwin aims to provide development opportunities to as broad a cross-section of the youth community as possible.

Working in partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Leeuwin has three new programs to align to Bronze and Gold Award achievement, complementing the 7-day Youth Explorer Voyage Program.

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