Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Civics and Citizenship

  1. 3-4
  2. 5-6

Levels 3 and 4

Levels 3 and 4 Description

The Level 3 and 4 curriculum introduces students to democracy in the context of the familiar and personal as well as the purpose of local government and the services it provides to the community...

Show more

Levels 3 and 4 Content Descriptions

Government and Democracy

  1. Identify features of government and law and describe key democratic values (VCCCG001)
  2. Identify how and why decisions are made democratically in communities (VCCCG002)
  3. Explain the roles of local government and some familiar services provided at the local level (VCCCG003)

Laws and Citizens

  1. Explain how and why people make rules (VCCCL004)
  2. Distinguish between rules and laws and discuss why rules and laws are important (VCCCL005)

Citizenship, Diversity and Identity

  1. Investigate why and how people participate within communities and cultural and social groups (VCCCC006)
  2. Describe the different cultural, religious and/or social groups to which they and others in the community may belong (VCCCC007)

Levels 3 and 4 Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 4, students explain how decisions can be made democratically and the role of local government. They recognise the importance of rules and distinguish between rules and laws. They describe how people participate in their community as active citizens and factors that shape a person’s identity and sense of belonging.

Levels 5 and 6

Levels 5 and 6 Description

The Level 5 and 6 curriculum introduces students to the key values of Australia’s liberal democratic system of government and the key institutions of Australia’s democratic government...

Show more

Levels 5 and 6 Content Descriptions

Government and Democracy

  1. Discuss the values, principles and institutions that underpin Australia’s democratic forms of government and explain how this system is influenced by the Westminster system (VCCCG008)
  2. Describe the roles and responsibilities of the three levels of government, including shared roles and responsibilities within Australia's federal system (VCCCG009)
  3. Identify and discuss the key features of the Australian electoral process (VCCCG010)
  4. Identify the roles and responsibilities of electors and representatives in Australia's democracy (VCCCG011)

Laws and Citizens

  1. Explain how state/territory and federal laws are initiated and passed through parliament (VCCCL012)
  2. Explain how and why laws are enforced and describe the roles and responsibilities of key personnel in law enforcement, and in the legal system (VCCCL013)

Citizenship, Diversity and Identity

  1. Identify who can be an Australian citizen and describe the rights, responsibilities and shared values of Australian citizenship and explore ways citizens can participate in society (VCCCC014)
  2. Identify different points of view on a contemporary issue relating to democracy and citizenship (VCCCC015)
  3. Investigate how people with shared beliefs and values work together to achieve their goals and plan for action (VCCCC016)
  4. Examine the concept of global citizenship (VCCCC017)

Levels 5 and 6 Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 6, students identify the values that underpin Australia’s democracy and explain the importance of the electoral process. They describe the purpose of key institutions and levels of government in Australia’s democracy. They explain the role of different people in Australia’s legal system and the role of parliaments in creating law. They identify various ways people can participate effectively in groups to achieve shared goals. Students explain what it means to be an Australian citizen and how people can participate as global citizens. They analyse contemporary issues and use evidence to support a point of view about civics and citizenship issues. They identify possible solutions to an issue as part of a plan for action.

Scroll to the top of the page