Duke of Edinburgh Award


The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is an internationally recognised program for young people, building their skills to equip them for life and work. By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development.

In 2013 Wiltja Boarding began to underpin all student programs with the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is recognised by the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) as a certified curriculum subject, with students undertaking the Award at Gold level achieving 20 SACE credits towards the 200 needed to successfully complete their SACE.

By dividing recreation program activities into skill, physical and community, every moment students are participating in an activity they are learning and working towards their SACE. For example, a student who plays a season of football; goes on a camp and participates in Ernabella Dance can complete a Bronze Award in two terms of attendance and earn 10 SACE credits. Wiltja Boarding offers activities for students based on their interests.

To find more information about The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, visit their website Dukeofed