Four unique programs to prepare young people for life

Andrew Macindoe Residential Project

Awards Victoria offers schools, universities and organisations three unique programs to prepare young people for life.


  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
    Young people aged 14-25
  • The Compass Award
    Young people aged 10-14
  • The Bridge Award
    Young people with a disability aged 14+

Each program facilitates long term personal development of resilience, leadership, self esteem, employability and community connectedness by inviting young people to:

  • Serve in their communities
  • Develop their Skills
  • Join in with Physical Recreation
  • Embark on Adventurous Journeys

Stemming from the international framework of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, the programs are designed around a flexible structure which enables young people to challenge themselves, follow their interests, chase adventure and step outside their comfort zones. The programs map to existing school programs, curriculum streams and learning outcomes (Advance, VCAL, VCE, VET and IB).

Find out more about each Award:

Awards Victoria supports schools, universities and organisations running the programs, the young people taking part, and the parents supporting and encouraging their child’s participation.

Find out more:

The Awards: capacity building in young people
Sale Regional Award Ceremony
The Awards: capacity building for young people