Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh (DEA) is a voluntary, non-competitive program of activities for anyone aged 14-25. It offers an individual challenge and encourages students to undertake exciting, constructive and enjoyable activities. The award is a four section program with three progressive levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The sections involve: Service (helping the community; Skills (a hobby, skill or interest); Physical Recreation (sports, dance, fitness); Expeditions (walking, riding, cycling, or canoeing). There is a Residential requirement for Gold only.

At TAS, boys usually start their Bronze in Year 9 and progress to their Gold by Year 12.

Our students often consider the expedition to be the most memorable part of the award. In recent years, Year 9 Cadets have completed a gruelling three and a half days expeditioning in the Clouds Creek state forest as part of their Bronze DEA. Averaging 20km a day, they spent their first day canyoning, then a day trekking via a 70 metre river crossing, a day downriver canoeing and finally an overnight solo camp. 

 Enrolment for the Duke of Edinburgh Award is now done online. Click here to go to the Australian Duke of Edinburgh website.