Health and Physical Education

EDU30014 12.5 Credit Points Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 12 hours Face to face+Blended Swinburne online - Nil

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23

Aims and objectives

This unit focuses on preparing pre-service teachers to plan, teach and assess Health and Physical Education in the primary classroom. In this unit pre-service teachers will gain knowledge of the principles, practices and relevant national and/or state or territory curriculum context of teaching health and physical education. An emphasis will be placed on safety (physical and emotional) as a key consideration within this learning area.

Unit Learning Outcomes 
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Communicate the relevant national and/or state or territory curriculum content of Health and Physical Education, including the importance of physical exercise and the specific motor skills children should develop at different year levels.
2. Analyse pedagogical approaches in teaching and learning of Health and Physical Education in the Primary classroom.
3. Generate plans of lessons / units of work that reflect relevant current curriculum documentation and contemporary pedagogical approaches including the use of ICT with a focus on student engagement.
4. Evaluate a range of assessment and reporting strategies and record keeping instruments within Health and Physical Education in terms of their purpose, benefits, limitations and implementation constraints.
5. Evaluate appropriate methods to maintain safe and challenging learning environments within Health and Physical Education.