Health and Physical Education focuses on students enhancing their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts.
It examines the benefits of regular physical activity, as well as enhancing their movement and motor skills.
Key Study Areas
Students focus on the importance of physical activity, developing an understanding of the importance of life-long participation in physical activity as well as, analysing factors affecting motor skill development in various activities. Students also identify outcomes of risk-taking behaviour such as smoking, and sun and water safety.
Students focus on the importance of physical activity in their own lives. Students also enhance their knowledge of fitness components and become familiar with the various training principals used to improve each component. Students develop an understanding of the various roles and responsibilities needed to successful run a sporting competition. Students also undertake these various roles as they run their own sporting competition as part of the SEPEP unit.
At Year 9, students are actively involved in weekly practical classes with the aim to further develop and refine students’ movement skills, focusing on identifying and implementing ways of improving the quality of their performance during games, physical activities and sports. These classes also cover a range of sports providing students with the opportunity to combine motor skills, strategic thinking and tactical knowledge to improve individual and team performance.
Throughout completion of the Year 10 Advanced Fitness subject students will undertake an intensive fitness unit designed to enhance their understanding of health, fitness and wellbeing. Students will learn to set personal fitness goals and develop an individual fitness training program as well as fitness programs for individual sports.
In Year 11 students are introduced to the concepts of health and wellbeing. As a foundation to the understanding of health, students investigate the World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition and also explore other interpretations. In this unit students identify personal perspectives and priorities relating to health and wellbeing, and enquire into factors that influence health attitudes, beliefs and practices, including among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. With a focus on youth, students consider their own health as individuals and as a cohort.
Year 12 examines health and wellbeing, and human development in a global context. Students use data to investigate health status and burden of disease in different countries, exploring factors that contribute to health inequalities between and within countries, including the physical, social and economic conditions in which people live. They consider the health implications of increased globalisation and worldwide trends relating to climate change, digital technologies, world trade and the mass movement of people.
- Advanced Fitness
- Community Health and Recreation
- General Health and Physical Education
- Outdoor and Environmental Studies
- Health and Human Development
- Health Services Assistance
- Physical Education
Advanced Fitness subject students will undertake an intensive fitness unit designed to enhance their understanding of health, fitness and wellbeing. Students will learn to set personal fitness goals and develop an individual fitness training program as well as fitness programs for individual sports.
This Health and Physical Education (HPE) elective area explores the developmental changes that occur throughout the human lifespan and identifies the health needs necessary to promote and maintain growth and development. Students also develop an understanding of the current health status of Australians, the Australian health care system and nutritional needs for good health. Students investigate the health priority areas for Australia and the health organisations related to combating the burden of such diseases.
General Health and Physical Education provides students with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to develop and maintain their physical, mental, social and emotional health. This unit focuses on the importance of harm minimisation and physical activity through coaching in the lives of individuals and groups in the community.
Students will investigate the range of motivations for interacting with outdoor environments and the factors that affect an individual’s access to outdoor experiences and relationships with outdoor environments, particularly through their involvement in practical recreation activities. Through outdoor experiences, students develop practical skills and knowledge to help them play and live sustainably in outdoor environments.
Students are introduced to the concepts of health and wellbeing. As a foundation to the understanding of health, students investigate the World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition and also explore other interpretations. Students identify personal perspectives and priorities relating to health and wellbeing, and enquire into factors that influence health attitudes, beliefs and practices, including among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. With a focus on youth, students consider their own health as individuals and as a cohort. They build health literacy through interpreting and using data, through investigating the role of food, and through extended inquiry into one youth health focus area.
This course is designed to educate and engage students in the health services industry and act as a platform for employment or further study upon completion.
Students explore how the musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems work together to produce movement. Through practical activities students explore the relationships between the body systems and physical activity, sport and exercise, and how the systems adapt and adjust to the demands of the activity. Students investigate the role and function of the main structures in each system and how they respond to physical activity, sport and exercise. They explore how the capacity and functioning of each system acts as an enabler or barrier to movement and participation in physical activity. Using a contemporary approach, students evaluate the social, cultural and environmental influences on movement. They consider the implications of the use of legal and illegal practices to improve the performance of the musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems, evaluating perceived benefits and describing potential harms. They also recommend and implement strategies to minimise the risk of
illness or injury to each system.