Year 7 Civics and Citizenship


In this subject, you will learn about Australia’s system of government and the Australian Constitution. You will also explore the features of an Australian democracy. Australia’s legal system, types of laws and the law-making process will be investigated. The issue of shared values, a diverse Australia and national identity will be examined. You will look into how you can be an active and informed citizen.

What do you do?

You will complete activities including:

  • contributing to and participating in class discussions, answering questions on what you have learned
  • writing in your individual blog where you have the opportunity to express your opinion on different topics
  • viewing videos on different issues and developing a broad understanding of content learned.

There are also opportunities for students to challenge themselves with optional activities.

What skills do you develop?

In this course you will:

  • explain features of Australia’s system of government, and the purpose of the Constitution in Australia’s representative democracy
  • analyse features of Australian democracy, and explain features that enable active participation
  • explain how Australia’s legal system is based on the principle of justice and describe the types of law, as well as how laws are made
  • identify the importance of shared values, explain different points of view and explain the diverse nature of Australian society
  • analyse issues about national identity in Australia and the factors that contribute to people’s sense of belonging
  • identify ways students can be active and informed citizens, and take action, in different contexts.




You must have access to the internet in order to access this course. Weekly work will be completed and submitted online.

Things you can do now

Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.