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Duke of Edinburgh International Award training now available to ECU pre-service teachers

Tuesday, 09 February 2021

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ECU’s School of Education is once again proud to partner with Awards WA to offer an exciting professional development opportunity to all ECU pre-service teachers in 2021.

Dates

Joondalup campus

Date: 27 May 2021
Venue: JO 34.545
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Mount Lawley campus

Date: 25 August 2021
Venue: ML 18.101
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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is offered as a non-formal education framework across more than 132 countries, and within Western Australia alone, it is offered to young people though a wide range of 110 schools and education providers.

Through this partnership, the ECU School of Education is offering to train all current pre-service teachers to be Duke of Edinburgh-accredited trainers, meaning they will become qualified to deliver the program within the school system once accredited as teachers.

School of Education Industry Engagement Coordinator Dr Julie Boston said the initiative would help ECU’s pre-service teachers gain an edge in the job market.

“Completing this training enables teachers to achieve a nationally recognised training standard,” she said.

“With more than 1200 schools across Australia now offering the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, helping our students become accredited in this program gives them an essential employability edge.”

The Duke of Edinburgh program comprises four sections – including physical recreation, voluntary service, skills and adventurous journey – and is recognised and supported by WA’s Principal Associations.

In partnership with Awards WA, ECU will offer two training sessions to its pre-service teachers across all three campuses in 2021, with registrations open soon.

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