about the peo
The Parliamentary Education Office (PEO) provides parliamentary education services to schools, teachers and students.
We do this by:
- teaching students and teachers how parliament works through our experiential learning programs
- producing resources and publications for teachers and students, for classroom use or independent study
- running a usable, interactive and informative website with resources for all ages and levels of knowledge.
The PEO is situated right inside Australia’s federal Parliament. Our experienced staff have a working relationship with members of parliament and parliamentary officers. This gives us the opportunity to constantly observe Parliament in action and share our knowledge Australia wide.
Role-play is our principal teaching strategy. Our role-plays invite students to feel as well as to know what it is like to be a parliamentarian.
We strive for a lasting education experience.
We have a multi-skilled team which includes educators, project managers, graphic designers, web developers and administrative staff. Visit About PEO staff to find out more.
The PEO is administered by the Department of the Senate, and works on behalf of both the House of Representatives and the Senate. PEO operations are jointly funded by both houses. We also assist members and senators to inform constituents about the work of the federal Parliament.
Employment opportunities in the PEO are advertised on the APH website at http://recruitmentsenate.nga.net.au/cp/
Ph: 02 6277 3147 or 02 6277 3508
Fax: 02 6277 5775