Video conferencing program

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

Parliamentary Insider gives students the opportunity to speak with experts and explore how Parliament works to make Australia a better place to live.

The PEO is now able to deliver video conference programs through Zoom. This allows our educators to facilitate interactive programs for up to 30 participants at a time. For more information on Zoom, read our Zoom FAQs

Our curriculum-aligned program 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.

Program topics can be adapted to suit your areas of focus. To find out more, please email

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PEO educator teaching a video conference program using Zoom.

PEO educator delivering a video conference program using Zoom.

Parliamentary Education Office (PEO.GOV.AU)

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Teachers participate in a PEO video conference program through Zoom.

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Program details

Year levels 5 to 12
Groups size 35 maximum
Duration 30–60 minutes
Availability Monday–Friday, 9am-4pm
Cost Free
Connection requirements

We can deliver programs directly to video conference hardware including Cisco, Polycom and WebEx Cisco Smartboards.

We can also deliver our programs through a range of online platforms including Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Cisco WebEx. Participants need a laptop/tablet with a functioning camera and microphone as well as the relevant app. For more information on Zoom specifically, please have a look at our Zoom FAQs for more information on how to use Zoom. Contact us to discuss any alternative connection methods.

Summary 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.
Aim 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.

After discussions with the class teacher, the program may link to the following areas of the Australian Civics and Citizenship Curriculum:

Year 5  ACHASSK115 ; ACHASSK117 ; ACHASSK118
Year 7 ACHCK048 ; ACHCK049
Year 8 ACHCK062 ; ACHCK063
Year 9 ACHCK075 ; ACHCK076 ; ACHCK103
Year 10 ACHCK091; ACHCK093 

Source: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), downloaded from the Australian Curriculum website on 31/01/19 (curriculum version 8.3)


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