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Parliamentary Education programs

About our programs

Education programs provided by the Parliament of Western Australia through the Parliamentary Education Office offer valuable learning opportunities for teachers, students and the community.

Programs are designed to engage students in a dynamic learning environment about the functions and processes of Parliament, including Parliament’s role in making laws for the people of Western Australia.

Regional Outreach Program

Aims to improve equity of access to parliamentary education for students and community members who reside in regional and remote locations of Western Australia.

Parliamentary Research Program

Is a cooperative arrangement between the Western Australian Parliament and the state universities through which students research topics nominated by members of Parliament.

Statewide Student Parliament

Targets year 10 students from across the state and aims to enhance students’ understanding of the parliamentary system of government so that students approaching voting age become more informed and are active citizens.

Annual Poetry competition

Open to secondary students, the annual poetry competition focuses on increasing student awareness and understanding of democracy and assists teachers to embed learning about civics and citizenship.

Teacher Professional Learning

Assists teachers with planning for, and teaching, the civics and citizenship syllabus of the Western Australian humanities and social sciences curriculum and understanding curriculum and other resources offered by the Parliament of Western Australia.

Hosted programs

YMCA Youth Parliament

An annual program providing young people with opportunities to develop their personal skills and learn about the political process.

Tomorrow’s Citizen Leaders Program – United Nations Association of WA

Aims to increase awareness of social justice, environmental and community development issues; and participants’ roles in building local, national and international cohesion.