Australian and International Politics

SACE Credits: 10

Teacher: Brett Jenner

Politics is the study of power at all levels of society. By analysing power and political systems, you will recognise potential sources of empowerment and become informed, active citizens.


You will apply your understanding of elements of the Australian political system in an international context to examine why conflicts arise and the mechanisms that complex, modern societies have developed to negotiate and resolve these conflicts.


You will explore how power can be perceived as a form of control, empowerment, domination, and injustice. We will examine subjects such as Power and Politics, Community Politics, Government and Political Parties.


  • Assessment Type 1: Folio (60%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Source Analysis (20%)
  • Assessment Type 3: Investigation (20%)


This subject is not a prerequisite for Stage 2 Australian and International Politics, however, it would be beneficial.