In physical education students participate in a range of physical activities including individual and non-competitive activity through to competitive team games. Students develop their individual motor skills and tactical knowledge to improve individual and team performance. Students’ progress from basic motor skills to complex movement patterns.  In health students increase their knowledge of mental health, drug education, sexual health and nutrition to make informed choices about their individual behaviour.  Health and Physical Education promotes lifelong participation in physical activity through the development of motor skills and health-related physical fitness and knowledge.

Subjects offered at each level

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Boys’ Major Games

Boys’ Major Games

Physical Education

VCE Physical Education

VCE Physical Education

Boys’ Boot Camp*

Boys’ Strength & Conditioning

Health

VCE Health & Human Development

VCE Health & Human Development

Girls’ Major Games

Girls’ Major Games

Vitality

VET Community Services

VET Community Services

Girls’ Fun & Fitness*

Girls’ Mind, Body and Soul

VET Community Recreation

OH&S/First Aid

Outdoor Adventure

 VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies Units 1 & 2

VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies Units 3 & 4

Specialist Basketball

*Extension Unit

Subject Selection and Rules

Students must obtain an “S” for both semesters to progress to the next level.

In order to obtain an “S”, students must:

  • Attend regularly
  • Hand in the set work tasks to a satisfactory standard
  • Bring their College PE uniform and runners
  • Contribute and cooperate in practical and theory classes

Students who do not obtain an “S” for both semesters will have to undertake the subject again in the following year.

Any HAPE teacher will be able to give you more detailed information on what is required to pass each individual subject 

Boys’ Major Games Year 8 – BMG81/BMG82

Boys’ Major Games Year 8 is suited to students who are keen to increase their fitness, gain knowledge of different sports, compete against others in their class and take on many different sporting roles, such as captain, coach or manager of their sporting team.

Course Structure:

In this subject students participate in a variety of active sports such as Baseball, Netball, Football Codes, Swimming, Gymnastics and the Fit to Lead Program. Students learn to increase their knowledge of a variety of relevant health aspects so they can make informed choices about their individual behaviour.

Assessed Tasks:

Skills and physical activity test, participation in practical classes, health tests/assignments.

Prerequisites: Year 7 HAPE
Leads into: Boys’ Major Games Year 9 and Strength and Conditioning Year 9
Booklist Items: Sebastopol Campus Health Booklets, A4 125 page lined workbook
For further info: L. Head, P. Luke
Subject Cost: $30.00 swimming program

Boys’ Boot Camp (Extension Unit) Year 8 – BBC8?

Boys’ Boot Camp Year 8 is suited to students who wish to develop individual skills to measure and   improve their own fitness and physical activity levels, through participation in a variety of physical activities.

Course Structure:

In this subject students participate in moderate to high levels of physical activity and will analyse and evaluate their improvement over the course of the semester. Students will be encouraged to find a favourite type of physical activity they will pursue throughout their lives. Students participate in a variety of activities including Fitness Testing, Boot Camp, Boxing, Weights, Spin Cycle classes, Aquatic Sports and Minor Games. This subject also includes a health component including: Nutrition, Mental Health and Sex Education.

Assessed Tasks:

Skills and physical activity test, contribution and cooperation, health test/assignment and weekly reflection journal.

Prerequisites: Year 7 HAPE
Leads into: Boys’ Major Games Year 9 and Strength and Conditioning Year 9
Booklist Items: Sebastopol Campus Health Booklets, A4 125 page lined workbook
For further info: R. Stevens, J. Ebbels
Subject Cost: $35.00 to cover excursions to various local fitness centres and sporting facilities

Girls’ Major Games Year 8 – GMG81/GMG82

Girls’ Major Games Year 8 is  suited to students who are keen to increase their fitness, gain knowledge of different sports, compete against others in their class and take on many different sporting roles, such as captain, coach or manager of their sporting team.

Course Structure:

In this subject students participate in a variety of active sports such as Sof-Crosse, Dance, Gymnastics, Swimming, Netball, Softball and the Fit to Lead Program. Students learn to increase their knowledge of a variety of relevant health aspects so they can make informed choices about their individual behaviour.

Assessed Tasks:

Skills and physical activity test, participation in practical classes, health tests/assignments.

Prerequisites: Year 7 HAPE
Leads into: Girls’ Major Games Year 9 and Mind, Body and Soul Year 9 (Extension Unit)
Booklist Items: Sebastopol Campus Health Booklets, A4 125 page lined workbook
For further info: K. Jensen, L. Head
Subject Cost: $30.00 swimming program

Girls’ Fun & Fitness (Extension Unit) Year 8 – GFF8?

Girls’ Fun and Fitness Year 8 is suited to students who wish to develop individual skills to measure and improve their own fitness and physical activity levels, through participation in a variety of physical activities.

Course Structure:

In this subject students regularly participate in moderate to high levels of physical activity and analyse and evaluate their improvement over the course of the semester. By the end of the unit students have gained an understanding of how to assess and improve their fitness and wellbeing. Students participate in a variety of activities including: Minor Games, Boot Camp, Aerobics, Weights, Various Dance Types, Aquatic sports, Yoga and Pilates. This subject also includes a health component including: Nutrition, Mental Health and Sex Education.

Assessed Tasks:

Skills and physical activity test, contribution and cooperation, health test/assignment and weekly reflection journal.

Prerequisites: Year 7 HAPE
Leads into: Girls’ Major Games Year 9 and Mind, Body and Soul Year 9 (Extension Unit)
Booklist Items: Sebastopol Campus Health Booklets, A4 125 page lined workbook
For further info: S. Gilbert, L. Head
Subject Cost: $35.00 to cover excursions to various local fitness centres and sporting facilities

Boys’ Major Games Year 9 – BMG91/BMG92

Boys’ Major Games Year 9 is suited to students who want to experience a range of recreational sports and enhance their fitness.

Course Structure:

In this subject students develop leadership skills and actively involve themselves in both team and individual sporting pursuits. Students participate in a range of active sports that include: Badminton, NFL, Footy Codes, Dance, Racquetball, Korfball, Basketball and Cycling. Students learn to increase their knowledge of a variety of relevant health aspects so that they can make informed choices about their individual behaviour.

Assessed Tasks:

Skills and physical activity test, participation in practical classes, health tests/assignments.

Prerequisites: Boys’ Major Games Year 8 or Boys’ Boot Camp Year 8 (Extension Unit)
Leads into: Any HAPE Year 10 subject
Booklist Items: Sebastopol Campus Health Booklets, A4 125 page lined workbook
For further info: M. Sharkey, P. Luke
Subject Cost: $10.00

Boys Strength & Conditioning (Extension Unit) Year 9 – BSC9?

Boys’ Strength & Conditioning (Extension Unit) Year 9 is suited to students who want to develop the skills to measure their own fitness and physical activity and monitor improvement of various fitness components.

Course Structure:

In this subject students learn how to create and assess a personal training program that will suit their needs. They participate in weight and cardiovascular training and assess the effectiveness. Some of the activities students participate in include: Boot Camp, Aerobic Training Sessions, Weight Training, Aerobic Circuit and Spin Classes. Students also investigate health aspects including: Nutrition, Mental Health, Sex Education and Drug Education.

Assessed Tasks:

Weight training program, participation in practical classes, health tests/assignments.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Boys’ Major Games Year 8 or Boys’ Boot Camp Year 8 (Extension Unit)
Leads into: Any HAPE Year 10 subject
Booklist Items: Sebastopol Campus Health Booklets, A4 125 page lined workbook
For further info: L. Head, R. Stevens
Subject Cost: $35.00 to cover excursions to various local fitness centres and sporting facilities

Girls’ Major Games Year 9 – GMG91/GMG92

Girls’ Major Games Year 9 is suited to students who want to experience a range of recreational sports and enhance their fitness.

Course Structure:

In this subject students participate in practical classes using the SEPEP model to understand the roles and responsibilities of participation and administration of sport. Students participate in a range of sports that include: European Handball, Korfball, Hockey, Dance, Basketball, Netball, Badminton, Cycling and Footy Codes. Students complete a health component that focuses on making healthy choices and applying harm minimization strategies. These units include: Drug Education, Sexuality, Risk Taking, Healthy Eating, Mental Health, Communication and Relationships.

Assessed Tasks:

Skills and physical activity test, participation in practical classes, health tests/assignments.

Prerequisites: Girls’ Major Games year 8 and  Girls’ Fun and Fitness Year 8 (Extension Unit)
Leads into: Any HAPE Year 10 subject
Booklist Items: Sebastopol Campus Health Booklets, A4 125 page lined workbook
For further info: L. Head, K. Jensen
Subject Cost: $10.00

Girls’ Mind, Body & Soul (Extension Unit) Year 9 – GMB9?

Girls’ Mind, Body and Soul (Extension Unit) Year 9 is suited to students who want to gain an understanding of how to assess and improve their fitness, health and wellbeing.

Course Structure:

In this subject students learn through participation how to develop a circuit training program and assess its effectiveness. This subject explores a variety of fitness options. Activities include: Aquatic Fitness, Weights, Spin/Cycle, Self Defence, Dance Varieties, Yoga, Meditation. Students complete a health component that focuses on making healthy choices and applying harm minimization strategies. These units include: Drug Education, Sexuality, Risk Taking, Healthy Eating, Mental Health, Communication and Relationships.

Assessed Tasks:

Skills and physical activity test, participation in practical classes, health tests/assignments, weekly reflection journal and program.

Prerequisites: Girls’ Major Games Year 8 and  Girls’ Fun and Fitness Year8 (Extension Unit)
Leads into: Any HAPE Year 10 subject
Booklist Items: Sebastopol Campus Health Booklets, A4 125 page lined workbook
For further info: L. Head, K. Jensen
Subject Cost: $35.00 to cover excursions to various local fitness centres and sporting facilities

Outdoor Adventure Year 9 – OAD9?

Outdoor Adventure Year 9 is suited to students who are interested in experiencing alternate physical activities within an outdoor environment as well as increasing their awareness of the environment and its needs.

Course Structure:

Throughout this unit students have the opportunity to learn essential outdoor skills, experience outdoor activities and increase their appreciation of the outdoors.  Activities include: an overnight bushwalking camp, tent erection, swimming, canoeing, map reading, orienteering, bush cooking, indoor climbing, low and high ropes, surfing, abseiling and Landcare project work. This subject also includes one module of health education which covers the areas of Nutrition, Mental Health, Sexual and Drug Education.

Assessed Tasks:

Workbook Reflections, Nutrition Assignment, Outdoor Adventure assignment and participation in practical sessions.

Prerequisites: Nil
Leads into: VCE Outdoor Education
Booklist Items: A4 125 page lined workbook
For further info: P. Butler
Subject Cost: $160.00

Specialist Basketball – BAS0?

Specialist Basketball is suited to students who have a background in basketball and are keen to challenge themselves with high level theory related to VCE Physical Education.

Course Structure:

Throughout this unit students have the opportunity to undergo fitness testing, skills testing and training in order to improve their overall skills. Students complete assignments and theory work related to fitness, skeletal, muscular, respiratory and circulatory systems.  Students will also examine topics relating to sports coaching and research the various stages of learning.

Assessed Tasks:

Practical tests, topic tests, skill analysis and exam.

Prerequisites: Selected by Josh Ebbels/Ryan Stevens
Leads into: VCE Physical Education/Health
Booklist Items: A4 125 page lined workbook
For further info: J. Ebbels, R. Stevens
Subject Cost: Costs arise if students participate in the Australian School Championships in December

Physical Education Year 10 – PED0?

Physical Education Year 10 is suited to students who are interested in the theoretical and practical components of Physical Education. It is also relevant for students who are keen to develop an understanding of the science of Physical Education, in particular how the various body systems work during physical activity.

Course Structure:

In this subject students gain an understanding of how the body systems work, skill acquisition, basic knowledge of the interplay of energy systems, training principles, coaching techniques and how they relate to Physical Education.

Assessed Tasks:

Unit examinations, oral presentation, peer teaching, written representation of data through laboratory reports and media file assignments.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Year 9 HAPE subject
Leads into: VCE Physical Education, VCE Health and Human Development
Booklist Items: A4 125 page lined workbook and writing equipment for theory classes
For further info: M. Sharkey
Subject Cost: Nil

Health Year 10 – HEA0?

Health Year 10 is suited to students who are interested in the dimensions and components of health and the different areas of health including mental health, sexual education, drug education and nutrition.

Course Structure:

In this subject students gain knowledge on the different areas of health and gain life skills to be able to make informed decisions about their own health. Students have the opportunity to participate in the “Baby Think it Over” program.

Assessed Tasks:

Class assignments: research task, oral presentation, diet analysis and persuasive essay.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of any Year 9 HAPE subject
Leads into: VCE Health & Human Development and VCE Physical Education
Booklist Items: Sebastopol Campus Health 3 Booklet
For further info: L. Head, K. Jensen
Subject Cost: Nil

Vitality Year 10 – VIT0?

Vitality Year 10 is suited to students who enjoy learning by focusing on real life learning and the application of life-long learning skills.

Course Structure:

In this subject students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of real life learning modules. The unit covers being organised on a daily basis to achieve your goals and includes the following: Fitness, including classes such as Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi; health and wellbeing and looking at daily stressors; finance how to manage money to pay bills, rent, food and other daily expenses; sessions on classification of drugs and what effects drugs have on the body and learning to live independently. Students visit the Annex and other local agencies to discuss a variety of real-life issues, such as sexual health, mental health and nutrition.

Assessed Tasks:

Curriculum Vitae/Mock  Interview, Drug Education Assignment, Personal Assignment and exam.

Prerequisites: Nil
Leads into: VCAL, VET or VCE
Booklist Items: A4 125 page lined workbook and writing equipment for theory classes
For further info: J. Ebbels, K. Jensen
Subject Cost: $25.00

OH&S/First Aid Year 10 – OHS0?

OH&S/First Aid Year 10 is suited to students who have an interest in experiencing a range of first aid related activities.

Course Structure:

In this subject students develop skills in first aid, learn how to administer CPR, learn about regulations regarding safety in the workplace and develop skills related to emergency first aid. This course leads the student to make correct assessments of emergency first aid situations and allows them to feel confident in treating ill or injured people.

Assessed Tasks:

Theory test, practical tests (bandaging and CPR), workbook tasks.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of any HAPE Year 9 subject
Leads into: Required for most VET programs
Booklist Items: A4 125 page lined workbook
For further info: J. Ebbels, L. Head
Subject Cost: $10.00 towards face masks and hygiene equipment, Level 2 OHS First Aid Certificate $30.00  (if offered)

VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies Units 1 & 2 (offered for Year 10) – OS011/OS022

Outdoor and Environmental Studies is suited to students who are interested in the outdoor environment studying nature and enjoying outdoor pursuits they participate in.

Course Structure:

In this subject students learn about ways in which humans understand nature and relate to the outdoors and the characteristics of natural environments, the way humans impact on them and how changes to nature affect us.

Assessed Tasks:

Presentations, written reports, tests, examinations and participation/behaviour on camp. School Based Assessment outcomes focusing on: motivations for outdoor experiences, humans and nature, discovering natural environments and impact on nature.

Prerequisites: Year 10 HAPE subject
Leads into: VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies Units 3 & 4
Booklist Items: Outdoor & Environmental Studies (2nd Edition) Gough, Pleasants, Black
For further info: P. Butler, P. Luke
Subject Cost: $275.00

 VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies Units 3 & 4 – OS033/OS034

Outdoor and Environmental Studies is suited to students who are interested in the outdoor environment studying nature and enjoying outdoor pursuits they participate in. This subject is suited to students who are interested in careers in the Outdoor Education area.

Course Structure:

In this subject students investigate the historical perspectives of the Australian environment, and contemporary relationships with natural environments. Students also identify the state of Australian environments and management strategies for maintaining a healthy environment.

Assessed Tasks:

Presentations, written reports, tests, examinations and participation/behaviour on camp. School based assessment outcomes focusing on: motivations for outdoor experiences, humans and nature, discovering natural environments and impact on nature.

VCAA Assessment:

The overall Study Score will consist of:

Scored assessed coursework 50%, 2 hour written exam in November

Prerequisites: Units 1 & 2 Outdoor and Environmental Studies
Leads into: Environmental Science, Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
Booklist Items: Outdoor & Environmental Studies (2nd Edition) Gough, Pleasants, Black
For further info: P. Butler, P. Luke
Subject Cost: $275.00

VCE Physical Education Units 1 & 2 – PE011/PE022

VCE Physical Education is suited to students who are interested in pursuing a career in Health, Physical Education or Sports Sciences. This subject is a great choice for students who are interested in the ways the systems of the body function and the way the body performs in exercise/ sports conditions.

Course Structure:

In this subject students undertake three areas of study each semester. Focus areas for this course include: bodies in motion, biomechanical principles, effective coaching practices and physically active lifestyles. Students also complete a detailed study investigating injury and sports prevention and rehabilitation or technological advances from a biomechanical perspective and promoting active living or decision making in sport.

Assessed Tasks:

Detailed study, test, structured questions, lab report and media analysis.

Prerequisites: Year 10 HAPE subject
Leads into: VCE Physical Education and Health and Human Development Units 3 & 4
Booklist Items: Folder, loose leaf paper, binder book and plastic pockets, Nelson Physical Education Units 1 & 2 Physical Education Booklet
For further info: L. Head, R. Stevens
Subject Cost: Nil

VCE Physical Education Units 3 & 4 – PE033/PE034

VCE Physical Education is suited to students who are interested in Physical Education, Sport and Sports Sciences.

Course Structure:

In this subject students focus on the following areas of study:

Unit 3: Physical activity participation focusing on the monitoring, promotion of physical activity, physiological performance and responses to physical activity.

Unit 4 encompasses: Enhancing performance focusing on planning, implementing and evaluating a training program, performance enhancement and recovery practices.

Assessed Tasks:

Peak performance homework booklet, individual chapter summaries, practical laboratories, training   program, practical participation, scored assessed coursework and their final exam.

VCAA Assessment:

The overall Study Score will consist of: 

Scored assessed coursework 50%, 2 hour written exam in November.

Prerequisites: Year 10 HAPE subject or VCE  Units 1 & 2 Physical Education
Leads into: Physical Education and Human Movement and Sports Sciences at University level
Booklist Items: Nelson Peak Performance Workbook, Nelson Physical Education Textbook Units 3 & 4 Physical Education Booklet and Exam Revision Pack
For further info: J. Ebbels, M. Sharkey
Subject Cost: $50.00

VCE Health and Human Development Units 1 & 2 – HH011/HH022

VCE Health and Human Development is suited to students who are interested in the components of health and individual human development, and students who are interested in any of the Health professions.

Course Structure:

In this subject students learn about the health and development of Australian youth, infants, children and adults. Students also look at the Australian health care system.

Assessed Tasks:

Written tests, research tasks, case studies, data analysis, written report and end of unit examination.

Prerequisites: Year 10 HAPE subject
Leads into: VCE Health and Human Development Units 3 & 4
Booklist Items: Cambridge VCE Health and Human Development Units 1 & 2 (Goodacre), 2013 edition, Phoenix College Units 1 & 2 Health and Human Development Booklets
For further info: L. Head, K. Jensen
Subject Cost: Nil

VCE Health and Human Development Units 3 & 4 – HH033/HH034

VCE Health and Human Development is suited to students who are interested in careers in the health professions and human services sector that include: nursing, early childhood care, teaching, Department of Human Services, Department of Health and international government and non-government organizations (such as World Vision and Aus Aid).

Course Structure:

In this subject students look at the health status of Australia’s population and other developing countries. They explore the different models of health promotion and the role of government in relation to health. Students also explore global health and human development and describe and evaluate programs, both government and non-government organizations.

Assessed Tasks:

Scored Assessed Coursework, 2 Hour Written Exam in November.

VCAA Assessment:

The overall Study Score will consist of:

50% School Assessed Coursework (e.g. test, case study, oral presentation), 50% exam.

Prerequisites: Year 10 or VCE Units 1 & 2 HAPE Subject
Leads into: Physical Education, Health Promotion, Human Services, Teaching, Childcare Services
Booklist Items: Cambridge VCE Health and Human Development Units 3 & 4 (Goodacre), 2013 edition, Checkpoints, Phoenix College Units 3 & 4 Health and Human Development Booklets and Exam Revision Pack
For further info: K. Jensen, L. Head
Subject Cost: $20.00

VET Community Services Cert II (First Year) – COMV1/2

VET Community Services Cert II is suited to students who are interested in working with people and in particular children, are good listeners and communicators, very good at respecting other people’s privacy, willing to interact with other people of all ages, good at building relationships with other people and are also willing to try different ways to engage people. This two year course leads into further study at TAFE or employment within a Childcare Facility.

Course Structure:

Prepare for work in the community sector
Follow policies and procedures
Apply basic and advanced first aid
Work with others
Communicate with children
Ensure health and safety of children
Communicate with people accessing the services of the organisation
Support the development of children in the service

Assessed Tasks:

Unit workbook, first aid course, Lady Gowrie excursion, OH&S project, children services project, industry project, structured work placement, exam.

Prerequisites: Nil
Leads into: VET Community Services Second Year
Booklist Items: VET Community Services Workbook
For further info: F. Kricak
Subject Cost: Nil

VET Community Services Cert II (Second Year) – COMV3/4

VET Community Services Cert II is suited to students who are interested in working with people and in particular children, are good listeners and communicators, are interested in casework, willing to interact with other people of all ages, interested in the health and well-being of the community and are also willing to try different ways to engage people. This course leads into further study at TAFE or employment within a Childcare Facility.

Course Structure:

Develop an understanding of children’s interests and developmental needs
Deliver services/activities to stimulate children’s development and enhance their leisure
Work effectively with young people
Operate under a case work framework
Support group activities
Orientation to work in the leisure and health industry

Assessed Tasks:

Unit Workbook, Lady Gowrie excursion, primary school buddy casework, drug and alcohol lessons, well-being project, structured work placement, exam, VCE scored assessment available

Prerequisites: VET Community Services First Year
Leads into: Community Services, TAFE Pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship
Booklist Items: VET Community Services Workbook
For further info: F. Kricak
Subject Cost: Nil

VET Community Recreation Cert II – RECV1/RECV2

VET Community Recreation Cert II is suited to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the sport and recreation field, love all aspects of the sport and recreation industry and would like a career in personal training, sports coaching or sports administration. Students should enjoy the theoretical side of sport and events management and fitness, enjoy working with younger people, and have good communication and leadership skills. This is a one year course.

Course Structure:

Follow OH&S policies and procedures
Respond to clients at risk and emergency situations
Provide First Aid
Develop knowledge of the sport and recreation industry
Organise and complete daily work activities
Deal with client feedback
Apply basic outdoor recreation logistics
Work effectively with others and communicate in the workplace

Assessed Tasks:

Unit workbook, first aid course, fitness excursions and workshops, fitness small business project, camp, AFL umpiring course, industry project, structured work placement, exam.

Prerequisites: Nil
Leads into: Community Recreation, TAFE Pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship
Booklist Items: VET Community Recreation Workbook
For further   info: D.Layton
Subject Cost: $50.00 AFL Umpire Training Course