Australian & International Politics

SACE Credits: 20

Teacher: Brett Jenner

In Politics, you get the chance to learn about how politics impacts on your life. You also learn how the political decisions you make today will help shape the future. By the end of the program you should be able to recognise expressions of power and systems of decision-making as elements of everyday life and to understand your own potential to influence and participate in political processes in a range of contexts.


This subject consists of four topics from the ‘Australian Politics’ section and one topic from the ‘International Politics’ section. You will study all four of the following topics, The Australian Constitution and Federalism, Political Representation, Parliament, and the Executive Voting and Elections and Political Parties. As well as an International Politics Topic; The United States of America and World Affairs.


School Assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Folio (30%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Source Analysis (20%)
  • Assessment Type 3: Investigation (20%)

External Assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 4: Examination (30%)


While Stage 2 Australian and International Politics is not a specific prerequisite, it would be a great advantage for those students wanting to do further study in Law, Politics, Australian History or Business/Commerce. It also forms a solid foundation for students to understand political parties and their policies given that they will be voting in elections in the future.