Dukes @ Northpine

This site provides you with information about the Duke of Edinburgh (D of E) Award as it is run at Northpine. Northpine is a registered operator with the Award.

What is the Duke of Edinburgh (d of E) Award?

  • A life-changing experience.

  • A fun time with friends.

  • An opportunity to discover new interests and talents.

  • A tool to develop essential skills for life and work.

  • A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.

  • Achieve credit points towards your QCE (Queensland Certificate of Education) - 1 point for Bronze and Silver; 2 points for Gold.

The D of E is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life.

14-24 year-olds can do a D of E program at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.

Any young person can do their D of E – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.

Through a D of E program young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and uni and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.

Northpine is a D of E licensed organisation that work with young people to run their D of E program. Through Northpine young people (or their parents / carers) pay for a Participation Place and are supported by Leaders who support them through their programs, helping them to choose their activities, set their objectives and achieve their Award.

You can find out more about the Award by checking out the links below to the official Award site in Queensland and Australia.

Check out this promotional video from the Queensland chapter of the Award:

There is a letter at the bottom of this page that is supplied to all who want to know how the Award works at Northpine. If you need more information then please contact Darryl Hobson or Colin Wilson.

ALL participants will need to use the Online Record Book (ORB). Use the link at the top of this page to set-up an account or log into the ORB.

The Award Journey - Where has it taken you?

Camps and Events for 2022

NEW Fees for 2023

The Queensland Award Operating Authority (AOA) would like to advise that there will be a slight increase in fees (by the Government Indexation rate only) for The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award (Duke of Ed) program from 1 January 2023, as outlined in the table below:

Fees for 2022

The Queensland Award Operating Authority (AOA) would like to advise that the fees for The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award (Duke of Ed) program from 1 January 2022, as outlined in the table below:

More information about how to apply for the Award can be found on the QLD Award website here:- https://www.qld.gov.au/youth/be-involved-have-your-say/youth-programs/duke-of-ed/duke-of-ed-start/duke-of-ed-apply


Duke of Edinburgh Queensland Website

National Duke of Edinburgh Website

The Duke of Edinburgh Handbook

The Queensland Duke of Edinburgh Award Office is on Facebook

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D of E at Northpine 2022.pdf
ORB Parental Consent form 2022.pdf