Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

Select courses contain content that can contribute to a Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

What can be ticked off?

Completing a Mind Body Soul or Classic course at Outward Bound will support you to tick off the following areas:

 ✔ Silver Adventurous Journey

 Training, Practice and Qualifier

 ✔ Gold Adventurous Journey

 Training, Practice and Qualifier

 ✔ Gold Residential

If you are 16 years old and have registered for Gold, you can use the Mind Body Soul course for your Residential Project

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How will it be ticked off?

At the completion of your Outward Bound course, you will be posted a course report from your instructors. This report stands as evidence to sign off your Adventurous Journey/Residential Project. You are responsible to upload this document to your Online Record Book.

For more details of this, please follow the instructions below.

Further details of the sign off process can also be found in this document.

If you have any difficulty following this process, please get in touch with your Award Leader or send us an email at info@outwardbound.co.nz.

If you have recently completed a Compact course and would like to sign off your Silver or Gold Residential Project, please get in touch with us at info@outwardbound.co.nz.


Through the Online Record Book: 

  1. Log into your Online Record Book (ORB) account (www.onlinerecordbook.org).
  2. Click on your Residential or Adventurous Journey event (Practice or Qualifying).
  3. Click on REPORT and then Send for Approval.
  4. Click on I already have an assessment.
  5. Click on Add Document and upload your course report. Then click Send for Approval.
  6. This will then go to your Award Leader to sign-off as complete.


Through the DoE app: 

  1. Open the Residential or Adventurous Journey event (Practice or Qualifying Journey) in the ORB Participant app.
  2. Click on Evidence and then Send for Approval.
  3. Click on Upload Assessor’s Report.
  4. You can then either take a photo of your course report or upload a copy of it then click Send to Award Leader.
  5. This will then go to your Award Leader to sign-off.

More information

A guide to completing your Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award with Outward Bound


If you have any further questions, please get in touch with us at info@outwardbound.co.nz or 0800 688 927.