The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is a voluntary program that aims to motivate young people aged between 15 and 18 to realise their ambitions and to change their world.
They get involved in a balanced program of voluntary activities to help them develop a sense of leadership, purpose and initiative. TAS was one of the first schools in Australia to offer the awards program, introducing it in 1967.
We are proud that each year a significant number of students enrol for either the Bronze, Silver or Gold programs. Students meet requirements for their Bronze and Silver in conjunction with school activities, while as individuals, they undertake the requirements for Gold during school holidays.
Over the years there have been changes to the way Duke of Ed is run at schools, though the end goal is still the same – to help young people develop a sense of leadership and character by extending themselves in areas that challenge and excite them.