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Health and Physical Education in the Primary School

Undergraduate | UNE-EDPE314 | 2024

Study method
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Enrol by
16 June 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
16 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
24 June 2024

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Health and Physical Education in the Primary School

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the continuum of physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of the primary school-aged child in PDHPE (GTSD 1.1.1, 1.6.1);
    2. identify and effectively communicate research-based knowledge of pedagogies for the teaching of movement skills (GTSD 1.2.1); 
    3. demonstrate coherent knowledge of teaching strategies, appropriate assessment strategies, class management and organisation skills for effective and safe teaching of health and physical lessons and different approaches to learning (GTSD 2.1.1, 3.3.1, 4.4.1, 5.1.1); and
    4. critically examine, design and implement lesson sequences incorporating diverse approaches to teaching and learning the PDHPE K–6 Syllabus (GTSD 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 3.1.1, 3.2.1, 3.6.1).

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • UNE-SPE-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education (Primary)


Candidature in the Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education Primary.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:
    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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