Additional Opportunities Facilitated by Chevalier – Chevalier College

Additional Opportunities Facilitated by Chevalier

Chevalier offers the opportunity to partake in additional activities facilitated by the College, and conducted by external organisations.

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award empowers young Australians aged 14-24 to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world, regardless of their location or circumstance. The Award is a self-development program available to all young people and is entirely voluntary. It is non-competitive and encourages young people to set and achieve goals at a level appropriate to their needs and aspirations.

YouthAdvance has partnered with Chevalier College to help deliver the award to students in Years 9-12.

Benefits of the Duke of Ed

Participants are provided with an opportunity to develop life skills including confidence, resilience, teamwork and problem solving. The Award holds significant prestige and can help with uni pre-admission, ATAR points at some universities and employment opportunities.

During the Award students will be engaged with their local community, encouraged to be active and to develop new skills, all whilst enhancing their leadership abilities and sense of empowerment, which we all know is crucial for future success.

Duke of Ed Information 

  • Bronze Level: 6 months minimum (7 months average)
  • Silver Level: 6 months minimum (after Bronze) or 12 months minimum (direct entry)

Each level contains the following components:

    • Physical Recreation – any sport or activity that makes you sweat
    • Skill – any hobby or activity that doesn’t make you sweat
    • Service – any community engagement with school/family/religious or sport groups
    • Camp – Depending on numbers, YouthAdvance will organise this with the College.

Register for the Duke of Ed

The new pricing can be reviewed on the Youth Advance website.

All participants are encouraged to start as soon as possible, especially those looking to take advantage of hours over the summer holidays. However, please ensure you are registered by the start of Term 1, so we can begin our group start up meetings in early Term 1.

Get Started NOW by registering here!

More Information

If you would like more information on the Award:


The Australian Army Cadets (AAC) is a community-based youth development organisation focused on the Australian Army customs, traditions and values.

Benefits from Involvement

The opportunity to challenge yourself and achieve goals as part of a team. You’ll also enjoy making friends.

As a Cadet you’ll learn:

  • Leadership, team building and survival skills that will set you up for life.
  • The ability to communicate clearly, to diverse audiences, through formal and informal presentations and in discussions and interviews
  • The ability to lead a group of people to achieve an objective, including the ability to plan and communicate that plan, as well as being able to control, motivate and encourage a team to succeed
  • The resilience to keep going, even when things go wrong.
  • The ability to work as a member of a team, sharing views and helping others, while being able to take instructions and orders from the team leader.
  • The understanding that people are not the same, and the ability to accept diversity and work with the different talents that people have.
  • The personal confidence to utilise key skills in different situations and with different people.


To join Army Cadets, you must meet the following criteria:

  • The minimum age for Cadet membership is 12, provided the cadet will turn 13 in the calendar year of their enrolment. The maximum age for a cadet enrolment is their 17th birthday.
  • Be physically and psychologically able to participate in Cadets’ activities.
  • Be available to attend the majority of the activities conducted by the Army Cadet Unit.
  • Agree to abide by the AAC Code of Conduct.
  • Complete an application form (and have it signed by their parent/s or guardian/s), and complete any other forms required by the AAC (such as emergency contact details, health declaration, etc).
  • Have your application accepted by the Army Cadet Unit Officer Commanding.


Cadets train at the College on the Parade Ground Wednesdays 4:15pm – 7:30pm.

Many students meet Nicky at the Cadets’ office under B Block, in the tunnel from 3:30pm.

Students are welcome to “Come, See, Try” Cadets before making a decision about joining.


There is an Admin/Bond fee of $100 that covers all of your gear and uniform (the $100 will be returned once you return your gear).

There is also a $50 per term fee that covers your food and transfers for that term’s activities. Once a month there is generally a trip away. There is also an annual exercise along with obstacle courses to complete.

Further Information

Cadets at the College – Please contact Nicky Hanger on 0434 580 046 or

Australian Army Cadets –

How to Join