Getting Started Checklist

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Well done for registering to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, the world’s leading youth achievement award! You’ve accepted a challenge that can change your life and will lead to amazing experiences you’ll never forget! Click the links below to download some documents to help you get started and organise your Award.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

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  • To commence an Award, check if your school or youth group is an Award Unit – click here for Current Award Leaders and Award Units
  • Register on the Online Record Book and choose an Award level (Bronze, Silver or Gold)
  • Obtain Parental/Guardian CONSENT if under 18 years of age (via the Online Record Book or via our Parental/Guardian Consent Form)
  • PAY the Award registration fee to your Award Unit or WA Award Operating Authority: Bronze $125, Silver $145, Gold $170
  • Receive access to the Online Record Book
  • Decide your activities for each Award Section (Skill, Physical Recreation, Service, Adventurous Journey, Residential Project — Gold only) in discussion with your Award Unit’s Award Leader. It’s a great idea to complete a Bronze & Silver Award Plan to help decide your activities. If at Gold level, your Gold Award Proposal must be viewed by your Award Leader prior to going to the WA State Award Operating Authority for confirmation of your Award activities.
  • Identify your Award Assessors for each Award Section
  • Set GOALS with your Award Assessors and decide which activity you will do for your Major Section (if applicable)
  • You are now ready to start your activities for each Award Section and pursue your goals.An Award Guideline for each Award Level is available here: resources

Open Award Centre

If your school or youth group doesn’t offer the Award, you can do it under the Western Australian Open Award Centre (OAC).

The Open Award Centre is a virtual centre for Participants to do their Award. Awards are completed through the Online Record Book and Participants are connected to a WA based Award Leader who is dedicated to managing the Centre.

It is an alternative avenue for young people to do their Award if they aren’t linked to an Award Unit, such as a school or club. The OAC Award Leader acts as Participants’ Award Leader and guide.

Participants can enter through the OAC from anywhere in Western Australia.

Who runs the Western Australia Open Award Centre?

The Open Award Centre is managed by an Award Leader out of the WA Award Operating Authority. The Award Leader’s role is to engage young people in the Award, encourage, inspire and guide Participants.

The Award Leader provides support for Participants by helping them:

  • Identify activities and create an Award plan
  • Regularly monitors activities and provides motivation to finish their Award

WA Open Award Centre Info Pack

Begin your Award Journey Today!

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