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.
Edith Cowan Competition – “What Edith would Say?”
To Celebrate 100 years since Edith Cowan was elected to the Parliament of Western Australia and the first woman elected to an Australian Parliament, we invite year 5/6 classes across the state to submit a 90 second video on what Edith would say about any contemporary issue. The prize is $1,000 for your school.
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.
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.
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.