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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global youth development program that empowers young people to achieve their personal and community goals. Infuse Travel, a Registered Activity Provider (RAP) for the Duke of Ed Award in Australia, designs custom experiences that help participants meet the requirements for Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards.

Core Elements of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The award comprises four key sections:

  1. Voluntary Service: Encourages community involvement and social responsibility.
  2. Skill Development: Promotes the acquisition of new skills and personal interests.
  3. Physical Recreation: Fosters physical fitness and healthy lifestyles.
  4. Adventurous Journey: Cultivates a sense of adventure and teamwork through exploration and expeditions.

For the Gold Award, participants must also complete a Residential Project, which involves living and working away from home while engaging in a purposeful activity.

Residential Projects

For gold award participants, expand your horizons on an Infuse Pathfinders program by travelling with a group of students from across Australia. Assist at a wildlife rehabilitation centre to care for native wildlife, help rejuvenate Jervis Bay’s Marine Paradise, live in a homestay with a Fijian family, or stay onboard Infuse’s boat in Cambodia to build a house for a floating village. Make friends for life while sharing a purposeful experience!

Adventurous Journeys

Whether you’re planning an expedition or an exploration for your Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey, Infuse has you covered. With extensive operations in 19 countries, an Adventurous Journey (AJ) with Infuse could have you trekking in the Himalayas, exploring the impacts of climate change in Fiji, researching girls’ education in Cambodia, or traversing through local villages in Vietnam or Morocco. Contact us to organise a custom DOE Adventurous Journey for your school! (Minimum 5 people required) Discover more via our Outdoor Education and Destinations Page.

Service

Our Australia Community Impact Manager can assist students in connecting with their local community to serve others. Infuse has an extensive network of community partners across Australia who are always looking for volunteers to support them on a regular basis.

Benefits of the Award

Participating in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award develops essential life skills, including:

Why Choose Infuse Travel?

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Educators and students interested in participating in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award through Infuse Travel can contact our Group Travel Coordinators to design a customized program. Start your journey towards achieving your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award with Infuse today!

Our Duke Of Edinburgh Programs

Residential Project – QLD

Join fellow Duke of Edinburgh participants in sunny Queensland and complete your DOE Residential Project! Travel to the world-famous Australia Zoo to learn about Australian wildlife, which includes a visit to the wildlife hospital. You'll stay at Infuse's beautiful Glass House Mountains Base Camp, which has amazing views over the hinterland. Learn about local flora and fauna from council bush care experts on the Sunshine Coast, while you make new friends with other Duke of Ed participants! Immerse yourself in a wildlife rehabilitation centre to assist caring for our local animals. An experience you'll never forget.

Available travel dates
9 -1 4 December 2024
13 - 18 January 2025

Residential Project – NSW

Complete your DOE Gold Residential Project in beautiful Kangaroo Valley and Jervis Bay, on the New South Wales South Coast. Here you will be immersed in some of the most stunning natural landscapes in Australia, while also working with local bushcare legends to restore and protect the environment. Camp under the stars with other DOE crew, enjoying amazing white-sand beaches, waterfall hikes, kayaking and more, while also learning about the local indigenous culture. You might even get up close and personal with a Dingo while helping out at the sanctuary!

Available travel dates
December 9-14 2024
January 6-11 2025

Residential Project – Fiji

Help with community service projects while based in Fiji at a private eco-lodge. Projects may include tutoring at a local school or could take more of a construction approach. Among the meaningful work, you will be treated to beautiful beaches and rainforests, exploring them via snorkelling, zip-lining and kayaking. Our local staff will educate you in the culture, history and food of the area as you make new friends and challenge yourself. Combine a trip to Fiji and your Gold Award, you wont regret it!

Available travel dates
9 - 16 January 2025

DOE Residential and Adventurous Journey Combo – Fiji

An epic 16-day expedition incorporating practice and qualifying Adventurous Journey PLUS Residential Project - all  exploring the stunning highlands of Fiji!

Available travel dates
4-19th January 2025

Are you an educator looking to offer a Duke of Edinburgh trip for your students?
Get in touch with one of our Group Travel Coordinators today and we can custom design a program for you!