Video conferencing program

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

The PEO offers 2 interactive, curriculum-aligned video conference programs for students in Years 3 to 12.

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.

 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.

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.

Parliamentary Education Office (PEO.GOV.AU)

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Teachers participate in a PEO video conference program through Zoom.

Parliamentary Education Office (peo.gov.au)

Program details

Our video conference programs are:

  • Free!
  • Start on the hour/half hour Monday-Friday 9am-4pm AEDT.
  • Delivered using a range of online platforms including Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Webex.

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.

 

   
Year levels 3–4 5–12
Groups size 35 maximum 35 maximum
Duration 30 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.
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.
Curriculum links

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Year 4

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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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