What we do
The Parliamentary Education Office (PEO) provides parliamentary education programs and information resources to schools, teachers and students.
Through relevant programs and resources, the PEO enables Australians to better understand the role, function and value of the Australian Parliament, and actively engage with it. The PEO produces information that is current, accurate and impartial. Our work includes:
- immersive learning programs that give primary and secondary students hands-on experience of how Parliament works to make Australia a better place to live. Programs are delivered at Australian Parliament House, at schools during national outreach and via video conferencing;
- print and digital resources that enable teachers and students to better understand Australia’s democratic system of government;
- teaching resources linked to the Australian Civics and Citizenship Curriculum, including units of work, lesson plans and other learning materials; and
- services and support for senators and members to assist them build community understanding of their roles as members of parliament.
The PEO team are highly experienced professional educators with extensive knowledge of parliamentary process, pedagogy and the Australian Curriculum.
The PEO is jointly funded by the Department of the Senate and the Department of the House of Representatives, and provides whole-of-parliament education services and support.
Detailed information about the activities and achievements of the PEO can be found in the Department of the Senate’s Annual Report.
Employment opportunities in the PEO are advertised on the Parliament of Australia website.