VSPP Secondary Schools' Parliamentary Conventions

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 targets to bring together approximately 70 Secondary students from participating schools at each Convention.  The Secondary School program is designed for years 9 to 10 students. 

Dates for VSPP Secondary Schools' Parliamentary Conventions in 2024:

Secondary Schools' Parliamentary Convention
Date: Tuesday 21 May 2024
Venue: Parliament of Victoria
Topic: Should social media platforms be held responsible for the spread of misinformation and fake news?

Program: https://ncsonline.com.au/projects/victorian-students-parliamentary-program/2024-secondary-schools-parliamentary-convention-program 

The following links will open a PDF format document, and can be viewed using the internet browsers Chrome, Edge, FireFox and Safari (iOS).
Program: VSPP 2024 SSPC Program_v6.pdf
Pre-reading & Activities Pack (for students): VSPP SSPC - Student Pack_FINAL.pdf
Pre-reading & Activities Pack (for teachers): 
VSPP SSPC - Teacher Booklet_FINAL.pdf

Online Secondary Schools' Parliamentary Convention
Dates: Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 August 2024
Format: Online
Topic: Should technological advancements, such as AI, be incorporated into the classroom?

Expression of interest to participate in the face-to-face Secondary Schools' Parliamentary Convention has closed.  Interest to participate in the Online Secondary Schools' Parliamentary Convention can be directed to registrations@ncsonline.com.au.

Should you have any enquiries, please call National Curriculum Services on (03) 9415 1299 or email registrations@ncsonline.com.au.

National Curriculum Services (NCS) has been contracted by the Victorian Department of Education (DE) to deliver the Victorian Students’ Parliamentary Program (VSPP).