Register for the Duke of Ed

The Online Record Book (ORB) is an easy-to-use online system in which Participants record their activities and achievements, Award Leaders manage their Participants' progress, and Assessors can use to submit their reports.

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Did you know...

In Aotearoa you are able to choose different pathways
to complete any Award level.

The Traditional Award

Participants can continue to do their Duke of Edinburgh's Award how it has always been.

How the Award works

He Aratūtahi Pathway

Participants can do any level of the Award with a focus on Te Ao Māori and the holistic concept of whanaungatanga, the interconnectedness and interrelationship of all living and non-living things.

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Participants can do any level of the Award with an environmental and sustainable focus.

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How to sign up to the Kākāriki or the He Aratūtahi Pathway

When signing up to any level of the Award on the Online Record Book (ORB), you will now answer two profile questions - Is this a Kākāriki Pathway? and Is this a He Aratūtahi Pathway? Simply answer YES if you're taking up the challenge of one of these pathways. 

It is YOUR responsibility to ensure your Voluntary Service, Skills, and Adventurous Journey (plus Gold Residential when applicable) fit the criteria for the chosen pathway.

Participant App

You can download our Participant App to access the Online Record Book anytime, anywhere.

You will need to register via a web browser first (PC or laptop works best). Once registered you can log in using the App.