Course Title: Theory and Practice in Health and Physical Education 4B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Theory and Practice in Health and Physical Education 4B

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Amanda Telford

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99257420

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 213.3.31

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment only

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

OHTH2127 Theory and Practice in Teaching Health and Physical Education 4A

Course Description

This is a final year course designed to prepare pre-service teachers to undertake leadership roles in schools including Health and Physical Education, Sport or Year Level co-ordination. You will develop skills and competencies related to the organisation and management of departments and events.  You will develop knowledge and skills allied to your professional practice as a health and physical educator. Concomitant development and application of team skills, communication skills and the ability to examine and deliberate, accurately and objectively will take place

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to your development of theVictorian Institute of Teaching and Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership National Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL).

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP041 Bachelor of Applied Science (Health & Physical Education):


  1. Plan and implement effective teaching and learning strategies (PLO 1)
  2. Create and maintain a supportive and safe learning environment (PLO 3)
  3. Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning (PLO 5)
  4. Engage in professional learning (PLO 6)
  5. Engage professionally with colleagues, parent/carers and the community (PLO 7)

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1.  Demonstrate an awareness of ethical, liability and professional issues that impact a teacher.
  2.  Demonstrate the capacity to plan, organise and implement a school based events such as excursions, camps and carnivals.
  3.  Demonstrate the ability to work as an effective and productive member of a team using project management skills, risk management skills, team skills and processes, committee roles.
  4. Demonstrate event organisation and management techniques including budgeting, working with volunteers, advocacy principles, marketing, working with government agencies, school administration issues. 

Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures, independent reading, school teaching/observation experiences, partner and group work, and event organisation are the key learning experiences in this course.

Lectures, student presentations, tutorials, problem based learning, independent reading, organisation of an event, partner and group work are the key learning experiences in this course. Students can access learning resources for this course via Blackboard. This course aims to enhance student employability skills by enhancing: written and verbal communication, organisational skills, collaborative skills and portfolio development.

Throughout the semester you will receive FEEDBACK on your learning in various forms. Class and individual discussion on lecture material is one form of feedback that you should use to guide your learning. You are encouraged to ask questions of your lecturer on any aspect of the course content that you may find difficult to understand and you will be given feedback to assist your learning. Written and/or verbal comments on submitted work is a more formal way of providing feedback on the evidence you submit of your learning, and should be used to assist your development in this and other courses. If you are having difficulty understanding any aspect of the course content, you are encouraged to discuss this with the lecturer either immediately after class (where possible) or by scheduling an appointment with the lecturer.

Over a six week intensive mode students are expected to attend face to face weekly lectures (2 hours per week), seminars (2 hours per week) and tutorials (2 hours per week) additionally students will spend a whole day in a primary school running an event. Weekly review and preparation tasks (approximately 2 hours per week) are associated with this course. Independent study of the learning resources and completion of the assessment is also required.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources in this course include class readings, lecture notes, practical exercises, handouts and references on selected topics. Blackboard provides opportunities for you to independently access much of this material. It will be to your advantage to access and materials prior to class.

Overview of Assessment

☒ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).

The assessment for this course will consist of:


  1. Health & Physical Education Department assignment

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

  1. Event management assignment

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

  1. Organisation of an event.  This is a hurdle requirement.

Weighting 0%  Hurdle requirement

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Criteria for marking rubrics will be made available to students via Blackboard.