Video conferencing program

Connect with parliamentary experts through the PEO’s video conference program.

The PEO offers 3 interactive, curriculum-aligned video conference programs for students in Years 3 to 12.

Introducing Parliament is a 30-minute program for students in Years 3-4 and explores:

  • the similarities, differences and importance of rules and laws
  • the role and responsibilities of representatives
  • what it means to be an active citizen.

Parliamentary Insider is a 50-minute program for students in Years 5-12 and explores the function and significance of Australia's democratic system of government. It does this through investigating:

  • how laws are made through Parliament
  • the responsibilities of representatives
  • the formation of government
  • how government is kept accountable.

Australian Constitution: past, present, future is a 50-minute program for students in Years 5-12 and explores:

  • Australian federation and drafting of the Australian Constitution
  • the features and functions of the Constitution
  • the purpose and process of a referendum.

Program topics can be adapted to suit your students and your focus. To find out more, please email PEOlearning@aph.gov.au

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PEO educator teaching a video conference program using Zoom.

PEO educator delivering a video conference program using Zoom.

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Program details

Our video conference programs are:

  • Free!
  • Monday-Friday at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 4:00pm AEST/AEDT time
  • Delivered using Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

To connect with us, all participants need is a laptop/tablet with a functioning camera and microphone as well as the relevant app. Contact us to discuss any alternative connection methods.

 

  Introducing Parliament Parliamentary Insider Australian Constitution: past present future
Year levels 3–4 5–12 5–12
Groups size 5 - 35 students 5 - 35 students 5 - 35 students
Duration 30 minutes 50 minutes 50 minutes
Summary What are laws, who makes them and how can you be involved? During the program, students work with our highly experienced Parliamentary Educators to understand the fundamentals of active citizenship and the work of the Australian Parliament. Go beyond the nightly news to discover the who, what, how and why of the Australian Parliament. During the program, students work with our highly experienced Parliamentary Educators to understand the work of the Australian Parliament. How does the Australian Constitution affect my life today and can it be changed?
During the program, students work with our highly experienced Parliamentary Educators to understand the history, features and functions of the Australian Constitution and referendum process.
Aim To introduce students to the work of the Australian Parliament in line with the Australian Civics and Citizenship Curriculum and your class program. To support and further develop students' understanding of the work of the Australian Parliament in line with the Australian Civics and Citizenship Curriculum and your class program. To support and further develop students' understanding of the Australian Constitution in line with the Australian Civics and Citizenship Curriculum and your class program.
Curriculum links

Year 3

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Year 4

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Year 5

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Year 6

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Year 7

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Year 8

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Year 9

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Year 10

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Year 5

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Year 6

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Year 7

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Year 8

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Year 9

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Year 10

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Source: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), downloaded from the Australian Curriculum website on 2 July 2020 (curriculum version 8.4)

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