Duke of Edinburgh, Queen’s Scout and Queen’s Guide awards scheme

Duke of Edinburgh, Queen’s Scout and Queen’s Guide awards scheme

What is it?

These awards represent some of the highest pinnacles of achievement by young people in personal growth, outdoor learning, community service and leadership development. This adjustment factor scheme recognises your commitment, discipline and determination as you’ve ventured outside of your comfort zone to excel and develop your interpersonal, employability and practical skills. This scheme is available for 2020 offers and will not be applicable for Session 2, 2019 offers.

Who you are

To be eligible for adjustment under this scheme, you must be a current high school leaver completing the HSC or IB in 2019 and have completed at least one of the following awards:

  • Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Queen’s Scout Award
  • Queen’s Guide Award

Calculate your adjustment factor

  • You may receive up to six additional points via this scheme. Points are as follows:
    • Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award – three additional points
    • Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award – two additional points
    • Queen’s Scout Award – three additional points
    • Queen’s Guide Award – three additional points
  • Points for multiple awards could be received (eg Gold Duke of Edinburgh (3) + Queen’s Guide (3), Silver Duke of Edinburgh (2) + Queen’s Scout (3)).
  • Points can be received for only one Duke of Edinburgh Award. If you hold both the Gold and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award, you will be given three adjustment points for the Gold award and zero points for the Silver.

Courses not eligible for this scheme

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and its double degrees
  • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with Professional Practice (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Clinical Science
  • Bachelor of Professional Practice and Bachelor of Professional Accounting

How you apply

To receive these adjustment factor points, apply by 30 November 2019.

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Combine adjustment factors

You can receive a maximum of 10 additional points combined across seven schemes, excluding the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Advanced Science
  • Bachelor of Laws and its double degrees
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and its double degrees
  • Bachelor of Biodiversity and Conservation and Master of Conservation Biology
  • Bachelor of Cyber Security and Master of Information Technology in Cyber Security
  • Bachelor of Environment and Master of Environment
  • Bachelor of Information Technology and Master of Data Science
  • Bachelor of Information Technology and Master of Information Systems Management
  • Bachelor of Marine Science and Master of Marine Science and Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences and Master of Applied Statistics
  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Master of Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Laboratory Analysis, Quality and Management

for which you can receive a maximum of six additional points.

  • Bachelor of Clinical Science

can receive a maximum of five additional points across all adjustment factors schemes except the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen’s Scout and Queen’s Guide Awards Scheme and the Catchment Adjustment Factors schemes.

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and its double degrees
  • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with Professional Practice (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Professional Practice and Bachelor of Professional Accounting

are only eligible for the Educational Access Scheme. No other adjustment factor points can be applied.

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