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Overview

Health and Physical Education teaches students the importance and benefits of living a healthy and physically active lifestyle. It also focuses on students enhancing their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts.

Areas of study include:

  • Movement and physical activity
  • Health knowledge and promotion
  • ICT communications
  • Listening viewing and responding
  • Working in team.

For more details about courses and subjects, please refer to the latest Course Guides.

 

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 look at the ways in which the relationships you form with people have an impact on your health and wellbeing.

Students focus on the importance of physical activity in their own lives. Students will explore factors that contribute to their safety and that of others in various settings including home, school, social situations and natural environments.

They will take an in-depth look into the dangers associated with the use of drugs and alcohol and its effects on their physical health and wellbeing. Students will also look at the importance of good nutrition at all stages of their life.

Year 8 students within their practical classes, participate in various physical activities which look at developing their fundamental skills through movement, athletics and fitness. Students will also develop their understanding of various games throughout invasion games, striking and fielding units.

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. Students will also use various training principles and methods to develop their personal physical activity plan and evaluate how it contributed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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.

In Year 10 Health and Physical Education, students have the option of the following subjects:

  • Advanced Fitness
  • Community Health and Recreation
  • General Health and Physical Education
  • Outdoor and Environmental Studies.

VET Options:

Students are able to apply for the following Health and Physical
Education VET courses in Year 10:

  • Health Services Assistance VET Certificate III
  • Sport and Recreation VET Certificate III.

In Year 11 Health and Physical Education, students have the option of the following Unit 1 & 2 subjects:

  • Health and Human Development
  • Outdoor and Environmental Studies
  • Physical Education.

VET Options:

Students are able to apply for the following Health and Physical
Education VET courses in Year 11:

  • Health Services Assistance VET Certificate III
  • Sport and Recreation VET Certificate III.

In Year 12 Health and Physical Education, students have the option of the following Unit 3 & 4 subjects:

  • Health and Human Development
  • Outdoor and Environmental Studies
  • Physical Education.

VET Options:

Students are able to apply for the following Health and Physical
Education VET courses in Year 12:

  • Health Services Assistance VET Certificate III
  • Sport and Recreation VET Certificate III.

Select Subjects

Throughout completion of the 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 dimensions, aspects and measures of health and wellbeing. Students also develop an understanding of the elements of Australia’s health care system and its contribution to improving health. Students investigate the role and impact nutrition plays in the optimal growth and development for youth.

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. 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. 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. Some of the key topics of this course include:

  • an in-depth look at the Australian health care system
  • interpreting and applying medical terminology
  • assisting with movement
  • responding to behaviours of concern
  • healthy body systems
  • infection prevention and control
  • communicating with clients
  • maintaining a high service of care.

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.

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