Want to volunteer and support Queensland's young people achieve their goals? There are a range of opportunities available for people and organisations to support young people in The Award.
How to apply in three easy steps
Ready to take up the challenge and start working towards your Award? We've made applying easy — get ready for the adventure you've been looking for!
Step 1: Find a Licensed Operator
Check with your school or local youth group to see if they are a Licensed Operator of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. If they are, you can get a Participant Application form from them and sign up straight away. If not, you can still participate.
Step 2: Sign up
If you have been unable to find a Licensed Operator, fill out the Participant Application form Participant Application form and return it along with the application fee Credit Card Payment Form Credit Card Payment Form (see below) to the State Award Office.
Step 3: Get ready for The Duke of Ed!
Once your application has been processed you will receive your Award record book from your Award Coordinator (the person who runs the Award at your school or organisation) or directly from the State Award Office. Then you've officially become a Duke of Ed participant and are ready to take the first steps to completing your Award.
In Queensland, your first level of The Award only costs $57* and each subsequent level is $26* (*includes GST). This fee covers your insurance, record book, certificate and badge. Additional costs may be involved in your Award depending on the types of activities you choose to do. Some schools and organisations may charge for additional services, so make sure you check with your Award Coordinator.
If you want to get involved with The Duke of Ed Award you may be interested in becoming a Licensed Operator. A Licensed Operator is any group or organisation licensed by the Queensland The departmentto deliver The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and The Bridge Award.
If you would like to become involved in The Duke of Ed Award in other ways check out the volunteer information.
- all schools (eg. Independent School, State High Schools) $141
- Government organisations (Government Departments) $141
- funded non-Government organisations (eg. community development centres, youth services, disability services) $90
- unfunded non-Government organisations (eg. church youth groups, some mainstream youth organisations) $60
- statewide youth organisations (by special arrangement only) $42.
Please contact the State Award Office on 1800 177 338.