Secondary Schools' Parliamentary Convention 2021

Cancellation Notice: After consultation with the Ministers office and continued uncertainly in relation to health restrictions we regret to inform you that the VSPP Secondary Convention scheduled for Tuesday 7 September has been cancelled. 

We thank you for your continued interest in this program and supporting your students to participate. We look forward to advising you of the activities planned for 2022 as they are developed. 

Should you have any queries please feel free to contact Christine Reid on 0419 199 622.

Stay safe and well. 

The Victorian Students’ Parliamentary Program (VSPP) consists of a series of student conventions, which provide students with opportunities to learn about Australia's constitution and systems of government. Students learn through participation in informed, parliamentary style debates on a range of topics affecting Australia's democracy. Schools from all sectors can opt-into the program to support the teaching of civics and citizenship education in their school.

The State-wide Secondary School Parliamentary Conventions each bring together a minimum of 100 school students, from participating schools for a one-day event. 

Teachers are responsible for submitting an expression of interest on behalf of their school, and if successful, for selecting and preparing a minimum of two and maximum of four student participants who will represent the views of their classmates (simulating representative democracy). The actual number of representatives from each school will be dependent on the response from schools.

  • Convention 1 - Thursday 27 July 2021 - CANCELLED
  • Convention 2 - Tuesday 7 September 2021 - CANCELLED

Secondary Schools’ Parliamentary Convention 2 - Tuesday 7 September - CANCELLED

The topic is Should the Australian Government fund a new National Anti-Racism Strategy as its main initiative for combating racial discrimination in Australia?

Please note that a Principal or teacher will need to attend with each student group. All transport must be arranged by the school and the school must ensure that students are present for the entire program.

Download Classroom Activities and Pre-reading Materials below:  

Pre-reading materials

Classroom activities

Key dates

Expressions of Interest open


Expressions of Interest close  


Convention - CANCELLED

Tuesday 7 September

Secondary Schools’ Parliamentary Convention 1 - Thursday 29 July - CANCELLED

Should you require additional information or wish to discuss the contents of this information, please call NCS on (03) 9415 1299 or email or

National Curriculum Services Pty Ltd (NCS) has been contracted by the Victorian Department of Education and Training to deliver the Victorian Students’ Parliamentary Program.