EDF5035 - Health and physical education in the primary years - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Chief examiner(s)

Rosie Welch


Rosie Welch (Clayton, Online)
Debi Futter (Peninsula)

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (Online)


This unit addresses physical education, health and wellbeing environments. It examines the health, wellbeing and sustainability of people, places and communities locally and globally. Students engage with a range of theoretical perspectives related to health and wellbeing. They explore pedagogical and theoretical approaches to teaching and learning in health, physical and environmental education. Drawing on cross-disciplinary approaches, students develop competency and confidence in providing developmentally appropriate and fundamental movement activities leading to physical education and health promotion in outdoor and indoor learning environments. The wellbeing of both teachers and learners in a variety of educational and community settings is examined.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate critical understanding of recent trends and curriculum in physical education, health and wellbeing across educational environments both within Australia and internationally
  2. plan and implement learning experiences that focus on movement, environment and community in outdoor and indoor settings, and which cater for children of diverse backgrounds and abilities and draw on a range of effective and inclusive teaching strategies
  3. explore and develop strategies for health and wellbeing for their future within the teaching profession
  4. identify, evaluate and interpret a range of relevant curriculum documents and resources for teaching health and wellbeing
  5. apply a variety of assessment approaches in health and physical education
  6. identify and work with the concept of community and community-based resources for the development of educational sustainability.


Health and physical education inquiry project (2000 words, 50%)

Planning resource (2000 words, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • equivalent to 24 hours engagement in online, face-to-face or blended platforms
  2. Contact hours for off-campus students:
    • equivalent to 24 hours engagement in online or blended platforms
  3. Additional requirements (all students)
    • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per semester

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