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.


Adventure Out Australia

Since 1984, Adventure Out Australia has been WA’s most successful and dynamic outdoor adventure organisation. Our reputation is based on our extensive range of action-packed activities, our commitment to clients and our unrivalled experience in outdoor programs. We coordinate programs predominantly throughout WA. One-day programs are generally conducted close to the metropolitan area, e.g. Boya, Bedfordale, Roleystone and Dwellingup, while multi-day programs are conducted in Margaret River, Albany and the Kimberley region. Some activities we can provide are:

  • Abseiling
  • Rock Climbing
  • River Rafting
  • Caving
  • Trekking/Bush Walking
  • Orientation/navigation
  • Survival Training
  • Adventure Based Games

Specific standard operations and practices have been developed for each activity.

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Sections of the Award aligned with: Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey

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 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. The Bibbulmun Track Foundation offers opportunities for young people to fulfil their Adventurous Journey with a number of events which are suitable for the Award.

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Sections of the Award aligned with: Adventurous Journey


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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