Upcoming programs

Teaching civics and citizenship: a parliamentary approach is a free teacher professional learning workshop. Check out upcoming dates and register to attend.

Teaching civics and citizenship: a parliamentary approach

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This 2 hour TQI accredited interactive workshop is aligned to the Australian Curriculum and is suitable for primary and secondary teachers across Australia. 

This program addresses the following AITSL standards for proficient teachers:

2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area.

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice.

Cost: free

During a workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to:

  • enhance their knowledge and understanding of the Australian Parliament
  • develop skills and techniques to engage students with Australia’s system of government and how our democracy works
  • experience fun and engaging classroom activities that explore the function and significance of the Australian Parliament
  • come away with a collection of curriculum-aligned interactive and immersive teaching resources and strategies.

Upcoming dates

Term 4

Secondary teachers - Wednesday 3 November - 1630-1830 (AEDT) - Flyer [PDF 166KB, 1 page]

Primary teachers - Tuesday 16 November - 1600-1800 (AEDT) - Flyer [PDF 166KB, 1 page]

The democratic classroom: empowering students through school parliaments

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Commencing in August 2021, the program will run for 16 weeks and include 3 collaborative online workshops with teachers from across Australia. The amount of time you invest at your school will vary based on the scope of your school parliament—class, year level or whole school. In class time will include lessons to run elections, draft a constitution and to hold at least one meeting of your school parliament.

Applications closed on 2 July. Email PEOLearning@aph.gov.au to register your interest for 2022.

Democracy in action - Queensland Parliament

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A teacher professional learning series facilitated by the Queensland Parliamentary Service for Queensland teachers.

Democracy in action provides you with the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and understanding of our democratic system of government - from elections, the features of our representative democracy, parliament to the legal system. Facilitated by the Queensland Parliamentary Service, Parliamentary Education Office, the Electoral Commission of Queensland and Supreme Court Library Queensland these online professional development presentations allow you to discover and develop new skills, activities and resources for use in your classroom.

Teachers participate in a PEO video conference program through Zoom.

A grid of video screens showing men and women participating in a group video call. 

Parliamentary Education Office (peo.gov.au)


A grid of video screens showing men and women participating in a group video call.