Parliament Role Play and VCE Role Play

The Parliament of Victoria offers an exciting program for year 5, 6, 7 and 11 & 12 VCE Legal Studies classes visiting Parliament House. The Parliament Role Play provides a chance for students to act out different roles in Parliament and pass their own law.

Students use the Legislative Assembly Chamber, dress up and use props. They act in the roles of Speaker, Clerk, Serjeant-at-Arms, Premier, Leader of the Opposition and front benchers.

Years 5, 6 & 7 students choose an issue to debate, read from prepared scripts and vote on a proposed law. 

Students are welcome to use their own role play script rather than one of our prepared scripts. For more information on how to prepare a role play script please follow the instructions in the attached document. How_to_prepare_a_self-scripted_role_play.pdf

 VCE Legal Studies teachers are given a choice of different bills for their students to debate:

  • Crimes Amendment (Bullying) Bill 2011 (Brodie’s Law)
  • Crimes Amendment (Sexual Offences and Other Matters) Bill 2014 (known as the Sexting Bill)
  • Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill  - Available from March 2019

 Students will gain an understanding of how a law is made — from idea to reality.

Role plays are conducted by experienced staff members who regularly work with school groups visiting Parliament. 

Role play teaches students how the Parliament of Victoria:

  • makes laws
  • provides representative democracy for Victorians
  • has a rich and colourful history.

 

Parliament role play makes learning about Parliament fun!

Bookings

Bookings can be made for non-sitting week Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.30 am or 1.30 pm. The visit will last for approximately 1.5 hours and includes a guided tour of the building.

To check for available times see the Booking Availability.

The maximum number of students for each Role Play is 30.

To book call the Tour Booking Office on (03) 9651 8568 or e-mail tours@parliament.vic.gov.au

Parliament Role Plays are free of charge.