Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is an internationally recognised youth development programme. It provides opportunities for personal and social development for 14 to 25 year olds. Oxley College has a number of procedures in place to assist students to work towards the achievement and completion of various DoE levels. Oxley provides a framework for completion of the adventurous journey component through the facilitation of DoE camps and hikes throughout the school year. These hikes become progressively more challenging for the different award levels. They require participants to complete route planning, food preparation and environmental consideration.

We invite students to register for the DoE programme at the beginning of Year 9 and provide a hiking cycle that should enable a typical student to complete the adventurous journey requirement aspects of their Gold Award by early in Year 12. Students who have begun their DoE award at another school can easily transfer to the Oxley programme.

Because many of our DoE students take part in the College ISA sport teams during summer and/or winter, there are only a few weekends in the calendar when the hikes can be held.  Silver and Gold hikes are held during a holiday period.  In cases of extreme weather a hike may be cancelled in the interests of safety and participants can then plan to take part in a later hike.

2024 Presentation 

Adventurous Journeys for 2024
Level Dates Duration Mode of Transport Venue
Bronze Qualifier (1) Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 March 2 days/1 night Hike Meryla Pass (Kangaroo Valley – Fitzroy Falls)
Bronze Qualifier (2) Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 March 2 days/1 night Hike Meryla Pass (Kangaroo Valley – Fitzroy Falls)
Silver Practice Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 June

(King’s Birthday weekend)

2 days/1 night Canoe Kangaroo River
Silver Qualifier Sunday 11 – Tuesday 13 August 3 days/2 nights Canoe Shoalhaven  River
Gold Practice Saturday 13 – Monday 15 April

(Easter holiday – end of Term 1)

3 days/2 nights Hike Budawang Range
Gold Qualifier Friday 6 – Monday 9 December

(Christmas holiday – end of Term 4)

4 days/3 nights Hike Kosciuszko National Park

All the relevant information can be found on the following websites;

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Website

Further Information

If you have any questions that can’t be answered by the DoE website above, please contact the Oxley College Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Leader: Mr Tim Dibdin.