The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Program

Covenant offers students in Year 9 to 11 the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

The Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards are an extracurricular program to challenge students in areas that aren't taught in classrooms. Covering areas such as Physical Recreation, Skill, Volunteering, Adventurous Journey and Residential Projects, Duke of Ed has been running in NSW since 1962 and now has 8,500 participants every year. These participants, with the help of an Award Coordinator, can design their own program around their passions and interests by using extra curricular activities that they are already doing or starting a new challenge.

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Information and Forms

Frequently Asked Questions

Applications for 2019 close Friday 1 March

  1. Self-register using the Duke of Ed Canvas page.
  2. Pay via  
  3. Submit your completed application via Canvas. Please do not submit paper copies.

What is the annual Duke of Edinburgh fee?

See the Duke of Ed website for current pricing.

How do I pay?

Payment can be made online at    

What documents do I need to complete for Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards?

  • Participant Application Form using the Online Record Book (ORB)
  • NSW Participant Award Plan
  • Assessor Commencement Guide - Skill 
  • Assessor Commencement Guide - Service
  • Assessor Commencement Guide – Physical Recreation
  • Assessor Commencement Guide - Residential Project (Gold Award ONLY)
  • Payment via Try Booking on

How do I book into a hike with the Collaroy Centre?

Those student participating in Bronze Awards will need to book into the private hikes with the Collaroy Centre.  School will provide you with a weblink when the booking opens.

Those students participating in Silver and Gold Awards will need to book into hikes with the Collaroy Centre. This can be done online directly with the centre via their website below.  Please ensure to keep Mrs Shaw informed of the dates you intend to hike.


Does my child have to attend the briefing session?

Yes. This is a compulsory session for students participating in a hike. It will significantly assist in their preparation for their hike.

What does my child have to take?

See a list of suggested equipment from the Collaroy Centre when you make your booking.

How do I hire equipment?

Contact The Collaroy Centre directly. 

Where do I collect hire equipment?

You will collect all hired equipment on the morning of the hike at the meeting point. Bring all your gear in smaller waterproof bags. The Collaroy Centre will then collect any hired equipment from you at the end point of the hike. If you are hiring a backpack, please bring your gear in a sports bag or garbage bag, and then The Collaroy Centre can look after your bag for the duration of the hike, and return to you at the end. You will then be required to return the hired pack to The Collaroy Centre upon completion of your hike, unless otherwise organised.

In the event that inclement weather is forecast, how will I know if the hike will proceed?

The Collaroy Centre will contact you directly if the hike has to be cancelled. If you have not had contact from The Collaroy Centre, assume the hike will proceed.

If there is an emergency at home, how can I contact my child while they are on a hike?


Call The Collaroy Centre emergency number on 0447 583 977.


What happens in the event of an accident on a hike?

All head instructors have a minimum of Remote First Aid qualifiction and will provide initial medical treatment if required. The Collaroy Centre staff will contact their Supervisor who will then liaise with Emergency personnel and communicate with you regarding the situation.

Will I receive any update on how my child is going during the hike?

No, but with fully qualified staff from the Collaroy Centre expeditions present, your child is in good hands. No news is good news!

Can I call my child directly on their mobile phone during the hike?

Whilst some students will take their mobile phone for the primary purpose of taking photos, we request that you do not use it to communicate with your child.

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