The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia is committed to monitoring the processes, policies and procedures to maximise the safety of the Award for all Participants and volunteers.
Depending on a Participant’s chosen activity, all Sections of the Award contain some element of risk that needs to be fully assessed and properly managed. This assessment and risk management is done jointly by the Award Leader and the activity Assessor, in consultation with the Participant.
All Federal and State/Territory laws, including legislation that applies generally in Australia in relation to working with young people, child protection, privacy, safety, equal opportunity and anti-discrimination, applies to all Award employees, operators and volunteers.
The minimum standard for all behaviour is current State and Territory legislation or Federal legislation.
From time to time the National Award Authority may introduce requirements further to the standards that apply to Federal and State law. In the event of this occurrence information will be distributed to Award Units through State and Territory offices.
All policies relating to The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia can be viewed in the Governance Policy below: