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You can choose activities you have always wanted to do; build on ones you already do or have tried before; or choose activities with a career focus. To achieve the Award you need to complete the minimum time period specified for each of these 5 Sections.
Maintain good habits for a healthy, active lifestyle and improve your fitness by participating in physical recreation. Minimum period: 1 hour a week over 12 or 18 months**
Develop your personal interests and practical skills. Minimum period: 1 hour a week over 12 or 18 months**
Contribute to and engage with your community. Develop your sense of community spirit and responsibility to others. Minimum period: 1 hour a week over 12 or 18 months**
Develop lateral thinking, practical skills and encourage your spirit of adventure and discovery. Minimum period: 4 days and 3 nights (after appropriate preparation, training and a practice journey of the same length and focus.)
Broaden your experience by undertaking a shared purposeful activity away from your place of residence. Minimum period: 5 days and 4 nights
**Please note: One of these sections (Physical Recreation, Service or Skill) must be for a minimum period of 18 months, unless you have previously been awarded a Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.
For more information about each section of the Award visit The Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Australia
When choosing your activities, don't forget that the many services on, or near your campus that may have programs or services you can use for your activity in one of the sections.
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