Summary

When a participant completes a course through ACORN they will be issued with a digital certificate, each certificate contains a unique code which can be checked for authenticity HERE

A new certificate version is issued whenever there is a significant change to course content or completion criteria. The courses on ACORN are regularly updated, new certificate versions are NOT released for minor updates ; you can find the version number of a certificate through the link above and a summary of each version's requirements below.


Why verify a certificate

Anyone can verify an ACORN certificate if they have it's unique code. By verifying the certificate you can see:

  • The name of the person it was issued to
  • The course name and certificate version
  • The certificates expiry date and whether it is still valid


Certificate Versions

Bronze Training

V1 (Issued between 1/2/2021 - 13/4/2021)

The certificate holder has completed and passed the following DofE Adventurous Journey Training Requirements at BRONZE level:

    • Understanding the goals of the Adventurous Journey
    • Appreciating the culture within the Journey's environment
    • Understanding the impact of the Adventurous Journey on the environment
    • Competence in the mode of travel
    • Team building and leadership
    • Observation and recording skills 

V2 (13/4/2021 - 27/7/2021)

The certificate holder has completed and passed the following DofE Adventurous Journey Training Requirements at BRONZE level:

    • Understanding the goals of the Adventurous Journey
    • Appreciating the culture within the Journey's environment
    • Understanding the impact of the Adventurous Journey on the environment
    • Competence in the mode of travel
    • Team building and leadership
    • Observation and recording skills 
    • Navigation and route planning

V3 (28/7/2021 - Current)

The certificate holder has completed and passed the following DofE Adventurous Journey Training Requirements at BRONZE level:

    • Understanding the goals of the Adventurous Journey
    • Appreciating the culture within the Journey's environment
    • Understanding the impact of the Adventurous Journey on the environment
    • Competence in the mode of travel
    • Team building and leadership
    • Observation and recording skills 
    • Navigation and route planning
    • Campcraft, including food and cooking
    • Necessary equipment and how to use it


If you have any questions about ACORN certificates, please email acorn@aucklandchallenge.org.nz