TEAC 2030 Health and Physical Education

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102124

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Description The subject is only offered to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education program. Students will work on developing their knowledge and understanding of Health and Physical Education (HPE). This subject is designed to introduce the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum: Personal Development, Health and Physical Education K-10 (incorporating Health and Physical Education K-6). Through an examination of the syllabus, modules and support documents, students will develop the necessary skills to design an effective scope and sequence for K-6 Health and Physical Education (HPE) and develop a program of work suitable for a specific stage of learner K-2. Assessment and evaluation will be addressed and the need to develop descriptive student profiles relating to student achievement of outcomes will be highlighted.

School Education

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects EDUC 2005 - Personal Development Health and Physical Education 1 (AREP)


Students must be enrolled in 1717 Bachelor of Education (Primary) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the central concepts, modes of enquiry and structure of H and PE, including recent theory and practice, and Aboriginal content embedded in H and PE Syllabus.
  2. Explain the nature and role of H and PE as a discipline for supporting the development of health and wellbeing.
  3. Demonstrate competence in fundamental movement skills through areas such as dance, gymnastics, games and sports and a range of physical activities.
  4. Apply understandings of assessment and children’s learning within the H and PE K-6 key learning area with a focus on K-2.
  5. Utilise a variety of teaching, behaviour and organisational management strategies to cater for the range of diverse learners.
  6. Design and implement programs, lessons and scope and sequence, using knowledge of the NSW syllabuses or other curriculum requirements
  7. Explain the role and value of H and PE in the broader school curriculum.
  8. Select and utilise an array of resources designed to meet the needs of diverse K-2 students in the H and PE K-6 including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content and catering for students with special needs.

Subject Content

  1. Active Lifestyle - Ways to be physically active, class games, forming groups, instructing, demonstrating, correcting technique, providing feedback, competition & cooperation, teaching & coaching, safety, learning types, etc. Obstacle courses, Ball games, Circuits / Tabloids, Partner Activities, Effects of physical activity.
  2. Games and Sports - Fundamental Movement Skills & motor development, learning stages, Invasion Games, Game Sense, Primary Schools sports program– Striking games, Net/Wall/Court games, modified games.
  3. Safe Living: Strategies for keeping safe, including Road Safety Unit.
  4. Programming and Planning in Primary Classrooms
  5. Assessment - assessing students’ health and well-being; assessment tools; assessing risk, and risk management practices in the Health and Physical Education (H and PE) space. 


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Professional Task 2,000 words 50 N Individual
Professional Task 1,500 words or 15 minute video 50 N Individual
Participation 8 hours S/U N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Dudley, D., Telford, A, Peralta, L, Stonehouse, C, & Winslade, M. (2018). Teaching quality health & physical education (First ed.). South Melbourne, Victoria: Cengage Learning Australia.
  • New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) PDHPE K-10 Syllabus (2018). Retrieved from: http://www.educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/k-10/learning-areas/pdhpe/pdhpe-k-10-2018