our college: middle years

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

This scheme opens a world of challenges and adventure for students aged 14 years and older. It is an internationally recognised program that equips young people for life and work. To earn a Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, a student must learn a skill, improve their physical well-being, volunteer in their community and experience a team adventure in a new environment.

more about The program

The Duke of Edinburgh program is offered at Trinity to encourage our students to challenge themselves through setting and achieving goals across a range of activities. This internationally recognised scheme provides an opportunity for students to develop skills, display initiative and build self-esteem. It is highly regarded by university admissions officers, potential employers and the wider community.

For more information on The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme please contact Mr Michael Togher:
E | michael.togher@tlc.qld.edu.au
T | (07) 5556 8200 (during business hours)


The Award is an enriching program that invites young people between the ages of 14 and 25 to participate in a number of activities over a set length of time. Participation is voluntary and is structured so that participants can design a unique program centred on their own interests and passions. They learn by experience the importance of commitment, enterprise and effort, discover a great deal about themselves and come to know the enjoyment of working with and for other people.

program structure

There are three levels to the Award; Bronze, Silver and Gold, and each level of the award has four mandatory sections;

Students commence with the Bronze award and it it is our hope to see them progress through the levels to subsequently achieve their Silver and finally their Gold awards.