Students learn how to enhance their own and others’ health, safety, well-being and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts.


The Learning Area of Health is committed to providing:

  • A Physical Education program that develops positive attitudes, values and behaviours towards physical activity, as well as equipping students with the confidence and skills to remain physically active for their entire lifetime.
  • A Health and Human Development program which develops capacities to make informed decisions and take actions that lead to a physically, socially and a mentally healthy lifestyle.

The Learning Area of Health aims to provide programs which encourage students to develop the following skills to the best of their ability:

  • Develop positive attitudes, values and behaviours towards physical activity.

  • To enable students to develop their potential to be involved as a skilled participant in a range of sports, fitness and outdoor activities.

  • To give students an awareness of how fitness can promote health and well-being.

  • To develop an understanding of the causes of ill health and strategies to prevent ill health.

  • To develop an understanding of the balance of physical, social, spiritual and mental aspects of health in the effective functioning of individuals.

  • To identify and equip students with the skills to make informed and appropriate decisions to minimise harmful situations.


Years 7 and 8

Students are introduced to the practices and importance of health and physical activity.


Years 9 and 10

Students demonstrate their understanding of key concepts through application of health promotion strategies and developing skills for life through topics such as First Aid and Drug Education.


Years 11 and 12

Students may select from the elective VCE studies:

  • Health and Human Development provides the opportunity for students to investigate health and human development in local, Australian and global communities. Health is a dynamic condition that is influenced by complex interrelationships between individuals and biomedical and behavioural factors, as well as physical and social environments.
  • Outdoor and Environmental Studies is concerned with the ways humans interact with and relate to outdoor environments. ‘Outdoor environments’ include environments that have minimum influence from humans, as well as those environments that have been subject to different levels of human intervention.
  • Physical Education examines the biological, physiological, social and cultural influences on performance and participation in physical activity. It focuses on the interrelationship between motor learning and psychological, biomechanical, physiological and sociological factors that influence physical performances, and participation in physical activity.