Advisory Panel

Parliament Education Victoria – Advisory Panel

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The Advisory Panel for Parliament Education Victoria is designed to provide strategic guidance and a sounding board for the Victorian Parliament’s education program.

The panel will help to ensure the parliament’s education activities and resources align with the curriculum, reflect contemporary teaching practices, and meet the needs of teachers and students throughout Victoria.

Education program

Parliament Education Victoria provides activities and resources for primary, secondary and tertiary students and teachers, as well as for adult education, EAL and VCE legal studies. In providing its advice on the program, the advisory panel will have regard to the principles of our parliamentary education program:

  • Engaging information and activities
  • Catering for diverse communities of students and educators
  • Progressing through the ages of learning
  • Linked to the curriculum
  • Making best use of the latest technology

Panel membership

We are aiming for a panel of up to 8 educators who are currently working in the Victorian education system and reflect its diversity. Panel members should be knowledgeable about the civics and citizenship curriculum and eager to contribute to the ongoing development of parliamentary education in Victoria.

We would also welcome one panel member who is a recent student with experience of parliamentary education activities.

Each member selected for the panel will serve for an initial one year period. We may offer a 12‑month extension to members who wish to continue on the panel after the first year of its operation. We may also seek nominations for new members.

Terms of reference

The Advisory Panel for Parliament Education Victoria will provide advice on:

  1. The direction and focus of the parliamentary education program, including activities, events and resources
  2. Ongoing development of the program in line with the curriculum and contemporary teaching practices
  3. Opportunities for broadening the reach of the program, particularly to engage with educators and students who do not currently access it
  4. Options to enhance the program through the use of ICT.

Method of operation

The Advisory Panel will meet quarterly at Parliament House in Melbourne. The secretariat for the panel will be provided by the Victorian Parliament’s Community Engagement and Education Unit.

A Chair for the panel will be appointed following the selection of panel members.

An agenda and papers will be circulated prior to each meeting.

In between meetings, advice may be sought from panel members via email.

Panel members will be paid a per diem and travel reimbursement based on Australian Taxation Office rates. For panel members travelling from outside the Melbourne metropolitan area, that will include reimbursement for accommodation when required.

Selection criteria

Panel members will need to demonstrate:

  • Good understanding of the civics and citizenship curriculum in Victoria
  • Extensive practical experience in designing and delivering informative and engaging programs for students
  • Keen interest in parliamentary education and its place in a contemporary learning environment
  • Knowledge of ICT use in improving the learning experience for students

To apply

If you wish to be considered for a position on the advisory panel, please email us a two page application outlining why you would like to join the panel and how your experience would benefit the panel’s work, taking into account the selection criteria above. Applications addressed to Mr Andres Lomp, Communications Manager, Parliament of Victoria should be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and must be received by 5 pm on Friday, 6 May 2016.

For further information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 8682 2814.