The PEO role-play gives primary and secondary students hands-on experience of how our Parliament works to make Australia a better place to live.
The program explores the function, purpose and value of Australia's democratic system of government. It does this by investigating:
- how laws are made through Parliament
- the responsibilities of representatives
- the formation of government
- how government is kept accountable
Book your school's free hands-on program now!School Booking Request
|Year levels||5 – 12|
|Groups size||Min 15, max 50 students
(Note: multiple bookings can be made and smaller groups may be accommodated upon request)
|Supervision||The duty of care for the safety and wellbeing of students is the responsibility of teachers at all times.
All parliamentary educators have a valid Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) check.
|Availability||Monday – Friday
On the hour, 9am to 4pm
The PEO program is very popular with schools. To avoid disappointment, book your program with as much lead time as possible.
Enhance your program with a free tour of Parliament House.
In this experiential program, students explore the law-making process by becoming either a senator or member of the House of Representatives and debating a bill.
|Aim||Introduce the concept and develop an understanding of how laws are made in Parliament.
A hands-on exploration of the role of Parliament and the work of members of Parliament.
Provide a memorable and unique experience for students.
|Years||5 – 12|
|Australian civics and citizenship curriculum links||Year 5
Source: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), downloaded from the Australian Curriculum website on 13/09/21 (curriculum version 8.4)
If your students have already investigated the law-making process in the classroom, speak to us about our additional programs which explore other aspects of the work of the Parliament.
Need some help preparing for your visit?
Bookings for the PEO program are made through the Parliament of Australia School Visits page
Details of our COVIDsafe measures can be found in the following planning documents:
- Current Venue and Safety Information [PDF 209KB, 8 PAGES]
- Current Public Liability Certificate [PDF 186KB, 1 PAGE]
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