Details for Curriculum Studies – Personal Development, Health and Physical Education: Part A

In this subject, Teacher Education Students will be introduced to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in the NESA Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) Years 7-10 Syllabus. They will examine and critique the content, principles, practices and pedagogical approaches associated with physical activity and movement education; and personal development and health education. This subject also aims to develop the Teacher Education Student’s understanding of contemporary theory, concepts and skills and provide opportunities for the design of learning and teaching sequences and assessment tools that respond to the needs of diverse learners and are informed by research. The diverse social factors which impact upon the learning and teaching of PDHPE for supporting the development of health, well-being and a positive sense of self and others, including within Christian and alternate school contexts will also be explored.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CRS231
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Garry Gannell


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Curriculum Studies – Personal Development, Health and Physical Education: Part A

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Discuss, with reference to current research and best practice, health and well-being issues that affect young Australians and their ability to make positive lifestyle choices that foster emotional well-being such as self-acceptance and self-confidence; 
  2. Consider the teacher’s role in engaging with parent/carers in the educative process and with external professionals and community organisations in Christian and alternate school contexts. 
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship of the strands within the PDHPE Years 7-10 syllabus by designing programs for students from diverse backgrounds which foster personal responsibility and goal setting, lifelong participation, interpersonal skills, wellbeing and respect.
  4. Using the ACARA curriculum or NESA PDHPE Years 7-10 Syllabus develop student-centred innovative and well-designed lesson sequences (concepts, substance and structure), tools, and skills; language, literacy and numeracy demands of the content including the general capabilities and cross curriculum priorities, and differentiates lessons and assessment for the full range of student abilities and diverse backgrounds, and designate work samples for reliably reporting to parents/carers and record-keeping;
  5. Critically reflect upon the lesson sequence and curriculum materials using threshold concepts and skills development, knowledge acquisition and signature pedagogies that incorporate ICT, Quality Teaching Framework, and Great Teaching Inspired Learning using Understanding by Design.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive 

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Critical Reflective Paper (30%)
  • Sport Coaching Manual (35%)
  • Lesson Plan Sequence (35%)