The Award can count towards high school leaving certificates as well as tertiary subjects once at tertiary institutions. However, this depends on which State or Territory you are in and which tertiary institution the Award Holder is applying to or attending.
Listed below by each State or Territory is a summary however, it is recommended you contact your local State or Territory office for the most up to date detail.
In NSW it is recognised by certain universities but does not change the actual ATAR
Bonus ATAR Points – UNSW Australia
UNSW offers bonus ATAR points under their Elite Athletes and Performers Program (EAP).
If you are applying for the bonus ATAR points at UNSW, your Gold Award must be submitted to NSW Division BEFORE the 1st of October each year
Please note that some exceptions apply and that the EAP Bonus Points Program undergoes an annual review.
View the full details at: www.unsw.edu.au/domestic-undergraduate/elite-athletes-and-performers-program
Earn credits towards your QCE
The Duke of Ed is a recognised course of study for the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), which is usually awarded at the end of Year 12. You can earn up to 4 credits—1 for Bronze, 1 for Silver and 2 for Gold.
To earn credit points for your QCE, you must complete your Award while you are in Years 10–12 and provide the State Award Operating Authority with your Learner Unique Identifier (LUI).
Bond University - Beyond Bond
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is listed as an approved activity which students can choose to participate in to gain points toward completing the compulsory Beyond Bond requirement. If students engage in and complete The Duke of Ed whilst attending Bond University it will be listed on their completion statement. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participation and completion is only recognised through Beyond Bond when the activity is completed during a students’ time at Bond University – not whilst the student was at high school.
In Victoria it is recognised by La Trobe University where priority access will be given to La Trobe's early admissions Aspire program. Read more here
For more information please contact your Award Leader or the VICTORIAN Office.
The Award in WA is an endorsed program with the School Curriculum and Standards Authority and Year 10, 11 and 12 students can count the following unit numbers towards the WA Certificate of Education (WACE).
1 Unit for Bronze
2 Units for Silver
4 Units for Gold
In addition, the Award:
- will be listed on their Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement
- may contribute towards the breadth-and-depth requirement of the WACE
- may contribute towards the C grade requirement of the WACE
For more information please contact your Award Leader or the NT office.
For more information please contact your Award Leader or the TASMANIAN office.