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Unit Overview


This unit develops the skills necessary to teach Health and Physical education in the secondary school. It focuses on practical and theoretical skills with an emphasis on effective and ineffective behaviours. The unit has a lecture, tutorial and practical format. Major areas covered include the development of organisational, personal, planning and management skills, and the formation of a personal philosophy towards the teaching of Health and Physical Education.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the developmental and

diverse learning needs of adolescent learners in HPE; (2) develop a repertoire of teaching and learning strategies relevant to the upper school HPE curriculum; (3) develop sound specialist content knowledge in Health Education, Physical Education and Outdoor Education; (4) apply a range of assessment and evaluation processes and strategies; (5) critically and positively reflect upon own teaching practice; and (6) research established and new theories of learning and model best practice as a way to improve own performance..


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) camp—planning, development and delivery, teaching program; (2) issues in HPE: report; and (3) assignment: feedback rates in teaching. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Martin Anderson
Unit rules
Enrolment in
31400 Graduate Diploma in Education
or 30330 Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (non-articulated)
or 32550 Master of Teaching – Secondary
Enrolment in
Unit(s) SSEH5464 Physical Education Curriculum I
or Successful completion of
SSEH5464 Physical Education Curriculum I
Advisable prior study
SSEH3337/SSEH3338 Practical Aspects of Movement Part 1/Part 2
or SSEH2296 Skilled Movement Instruction
Contact hours
lectures: 30 hours
tutorials: as arranged
Students taking this unit must also take SSEH5464 Physical Education Curriculum I in semester one.


SSEH5464/SSEH5474 Physical Education Curriculum Manual

SSEH5464/SSEH5474 Physical Education Curriculum Readings


  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.