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A fun and interactive program where students learn about the Westminster system and how democracy developed in Australia, as well as how the Parliament of NSW works and laws are made.


This program is based on the History K–10 NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship.

Years 5/6 students will learn about

  • the development of democracy in the early colony of NSW
  • the Westminster based bicameral system and the function of the Chambers
  • the levels of government
  • how laws are made
  • the current state Member and their role in the NSW Parliament
  • the role of the Serjeant-at-Arms and the Usher of the Black Rod

The program is available from Monday to Thursday during the school term.


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Parliament of NSW

Event Details

Event Type

Live Event - By Request

Delivery Platform



1 Hour


Cost: Free



Syllabus Outcomes

HT3-1, HT3-2, HT3-3, HT3-4,

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

HSIE » History » Australian History: Colonials and National (Stage 3 - Year 5 and 6)

Learning Intentions & Success Criteria

Students will understand the

  • history of democracy in NSW
  • role and structure of the NSW Parliament based on the Westminster system
  • the bicameral structure of the NSW Parliament
  • the role and duties of the Serjeant-at-Arms and the Black Rod
  • the role of the local State Member

Cancellation Policy

Please notify us of any cancellation at least 48 hours beforehand, to enable another school to fill your place.

[email protected]

02 9230 2047

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Requirements: Technology, Materials and Pre and Post event requirements.

Reliable internet

The videoconference will be via Zoom.
Each booking is for a maximum of 30 students. A school with 120 students will need to book 4 slots in one session. This will ensure the best experience for the students and the interactive nature of the program.
Please provide individual classroom teacher email contact when making the booking.


Optional Further Learning

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Administrative and Technical Support Officer

Phone: 02 92302047

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://education.parliament.nsw.gov.au/

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