The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an international youth development program, empowering young people aged 14-24 to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world, regardless of their location or circumstance. To achieve an Award, the young person must learn a skill, improve their physical wellbeing, volunteer in their community and experience a team adventure in a new environment.

The Award includes an Adventurous Journey component which encourages a sense of adventure and discovery whilst undertaking a team journey or expedition. Participants must be supervised and assessed by suitably skilled, experienced and/or qualified Volunteer(s).

Tallebudgera OEEC RTO delivers training for Adventurous Journey Supervisors in the activity areas of bushwalking and canoeing.

The Units of Competency required to support a bushwalking journey on Grade 4 tracks are as follows:

SISOBWG002 Bushwalk in difficult tracked environments

SISOBWG004 Cross rivers during bushwalks

SISOBWG006 Lead bushwalks in difficult tracked environments

SISOFLD007 Navigate in difficult tracked environments


The Units of Competency required to support a canoeing journey on moving water up to grade 1 rivers are as follows:

SISOCNE003 Paddle a canoe on moving water up to grade 1 rivers

SISOCNE006 Lead canoeing activities on moving water up to grade 1 rivers


To find out when bushwalking and canoeing courses are being run, please see the Course Calendar.

If you are an approved Adventurous Journey Supervisor (AJS), you will receive a $200 discount on one course, reducing the cost to $1,190. Please let us know on enrolment that you are an approved AJS so that you receive the discount.

For more information on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme go to