Students aged 10-13 years old choose their own challenging activities that are interesting, exciting and heaps of fun! The Award gives participants the opportunity to try fun activities and learn new skills, while developing their initiative and commitment. Thus, enabling them to become more responsible and motivated young people.
To achieve The Compass Award at any Level, young people create a unique program of activities (for a set length of time) across four Sections:
Awards Victoria Ltd is committed to being a child safe and child friendly organisation. It recognises, respects and promotes children’s rights and is committed to protecting and empowering children who come into contact with the organisation. At Awards Victoria Ltd children are to be listened to, taken seriously and treated with sensitivity and compassion.
Awards Victoria Ltd acknowledges that children’s safety is the responsibility of the whole community and recognises its own responsibilities in keeping children safe from abuse. It has a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse.
Awards Victoria Ltd values diversity and will not tolerate discriminatory practices. It recognises the vulnerabilities of particular groups of children and pays particular attention to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and the safety of children with a disability.