PDHPE K-10 syllabus implementation

Personal development, health and physical education focuses on encouraging students to think critically, solve problems and make informed decisions related to health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity.

According to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), students are expected to participate in PDHPE for:

- between 1.5 and 2.5 hours per week in Kindergarten to Year 6

- 300 hours over Years 7 to 10 in each of the years.

Use information in this section to encourage student learning in PDHPE within supportive learning environments, department policies and best practice approaches.

Online self-paced learning

Modules use a blended approach to professional learning, including self-paced, online modules and school-based implementation tasks.

Teachers and leaders can pick and choose which modules meet their needs and complete at a time that suits them.

Details below on each module and how to gain access to course materials.

This one-hour module is perfect for teachers who are looking for the basics about the new PDHPE K-10 syllabus. This course is also ideal for curriculum leaders. This module is available for DoE K-6 teachers only.

This module is designed to lead into the ‘Unpacking the PDHPE K-10 syllabus propositions (RG04325) online course and the 'Unpacking the PDHPE K-10 syllabus workshop (RG02979).

This module can be used as teacher identified professional learning to support maintenance at the level of Proficient. Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs): 2.3.2 and 7.2.2.

Through this module you will:

  • build knowledge of the new PDHPE K-10 syllabus and its features
  • recognise the similarities and differences between current PDHPE syllabuses and the new PDHPE K-10 syllabus
  • understand requirements for PDHPE K-10 syllabus implementation
  • recognise how to use the syllabus to make learning meaningful in PDHPE.

Enrol in NR25619

Unpacking the PDHPE K-10 Syllabus propositions is a prerequisite to the Unpacking the PDHPE K-10 Syllabus face-to-face workshops and online course.

The aim of this professional learning is to:

  • unpack the syllabus propositions, a key feature of the new PDHPE K-10 Syllabus,
  • demonstrate what the five propositions look like in the PDHPE K-10 Syllabus,
  • build familiarity with the five NSW PDHPE K-10 Syllabus propositions,
  • understand how the propositions shape the syllabus outcomes and content
  • understand how the propositions influence and guide teaching and learning activities in PDHPE program.

Total registered hours: 1

Enrol in MyPL (RG04325)

Unpacking the PDHPE K-10 syllabus propositions is designed to lead into the Unpacking the PDHPE K-10 syllabus online course (face-to-face workshop or online course) and is a pre-requisite for these courses.

The aim of this professional learning is to:

  • unpack the syllabus propositions, a key feature of the new PDHPE K-10 syllabus,
  • demonstrate what the five propositions look like in the PDHPE K-10 syllabus,
  • build familiarity with the five NSW PDHPE K-10 syllabus propositions,
  • understand how the propositions shape the syllabus outcomes and content, and
  • understand how the propositions influence and guide teaching and learning activities in PDHPE program.

Total registered hours: 1

Unpacking the PDHPE K-10 syllabus self-paced, online course is now available. All activities must be completed and submitted to meet the requirements of the module.

Through this course, participants will:

  • build familiarity with the syllabus key features,
  • reflect on existing practice and audit units of work to apply understandings of the propositions,
  • recognise the needs of students in PDHPE and plan for an evidence-based approach,
  • build familiarity with the PDHPE programming framework, and
  • apply the framework and understanding of the syllabus to create units of learning using a collaborative approach.

Unpacking the syllabus propositions course is a pre-requisite for the workshops and must be completed in full and marked as completed in MyPL before enrolling.

Total registered hours: 7

This one-hour module is perfect for individuals who are looking for the basics about the new PDHPE K-10 syllabus. Also ideal for curriculum leaders working with faculties. This module is available for DoE teachers 7-10 only.

This module is designed to lead into the 'Unpacking the PDHPE K-10 syllabus course (workshop or online course)'.

This module can be used as teacher identified professional learning to support maintenance at the level of Proficient. Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs): 2.3.2 and 7.2.2.

Through this module you will:

  • build knowledge of the new PDHPE K-10 syllabus and its features
  • recognise the similarities and differences between current PDHPE syllabuses and the new PDHPE K-10 syllabus
  • understand requirements for PDHPE K-10 syllabus implementation
  • recognise how to use the syllabus to make learning meaningful in PDHPE.

Enrol via the Google form link https://goo.gl/forms/dT28zEpf6wEI9bon2

In this module, review and create quality PDHPE units of learning using an evidence-based approach to PDHPE programming. Create a stage-based scope and sequence.

This module can be used as teacher identified professional learning to support maintenance at the level of Proficient. Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs): 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.4.2 and 3.6.2.

Enrol via the Google form link https://goo.gl/forms/PmjJXgEH7JlPyZgA2

Total registered hours: 3

Build your understanding and skills to access and interpret evidence to identify student needs, create student profiles and differentiate in PDHPE.

This module can be used as teacher identified professional learning to support maintenance at the level of Proficient. Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs): 1.2.2, 1.5.2 and 5.4.2.

Enrol via the Google form link https://goo.gl/forms/PmjJXgEH7JlPyZgA2

Total registered hours: 2

Through this module you will:

  • develop an understanding of the importance of the educative purpose of assessment
  • explore what quality assessment practices in PDHPE
  • build knowledge of assessment for, of and as learning
  • use a tool to evaluate an existing assessment task
  • identify opportunities to link assessments to a scope and sequence
  • create an assessment task including marking criteria and evidence of learning
  • critique an exemplar assessment task
  • create an assessment schedule (task).

This module can be used as teacher identified professional learning to support maintenance at the level of Proficient. Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs): Proficient APSTs 2.3.2, 5.1.2, 5.3.2.

Enrol via the Google form link https://goo.gl/forms/dT28zEpf6wEI9bon2

Duration: 2 hours.

Through this module you will:

  • unpack the PDHPE skill domains and skills
  • identify suitable skills for development across content
  • create teaching and learning activities and assessment tasks to support skill development.

This module can be used as teacher identified professional learning to support maintenance at the level of Proficient. Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs): Proficient APSTs 3.3.2, 5.1.2.

Enrol via the Google form link https://goo.gl/forms/dT28zEpf6wEI9bon2

Duration: 1.5 hours.

Through this module you will:

  • unpack the Learning across the curriculum content in PDHPE
  • identify the literacy and numeracy demands
  • plan for literacy and numeracy development within PDHPE.

This module can be used as teacher identified professional learning to support maintenance at the level of Proficient. Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs): Proficient APSTs 2.3.2, 2.5.2.

Enrol via the Google form link https://goo.gl/forms/dT28zEpf6wEI9bon2

Duration: 3 hours.

Through this module you will:

  • explore how to build relationships with and among students
  • develop skills to address sensitive issues, prevent public disclosures, maintain safety and promote respectful discussion and inclusion
  • establish learning goals with students and communicate with students and community
  • explore management strategies for PDH and PE classrooms.

This module can be used as teacher identified professional learning to support maintenance at the level of Proficient. Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs):  Proficient APSTs 3.1.2, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.3.2, 4.4.2.

Enrol via the Google form link https://goo.gl/forms/dT28zEpf6wEI9bon2

Duration: 2 hours.

Face-to-face workshops

A range of professional learning opportunities are available to support syllabus implementation. Use the calendar for full details and registration.

Current workshops

  • Unpacking the PDHPE K-10 syllabus (RG02979) - provides participants with deep knowledge and understanding of features of the new PDHPE K-10 syllabus and the programming framework. More details and how to register are in the calendar below.

Resources

Resources can be accessed through our professional learning courses. We are using a Google Drive and an Edmodo share space to encourage statewide sharing and critiquing of new materials. Materials include:

Access our blog to learn more about:

PDHPE K-10 syllabus FAQs

There have been some consistent questions coming through about the new PDHPE K-10 syllabus. Explore the questions and answers on our PDHPE Curriculum, NSW Department of Education blog to gain a better understanding of the key issues, directions and advice as you prepare for implementation. Got a question? Email:

and we will answer.

Contact us

Matthew Ryan
PDHPE Advisor K–6
02 9244 5332
matthew.ryan11@det.nsw.edu.au

Renee West
PDHPE Advisor 7–12
02 9244 5841
renee.west@det.nsw.edu.au

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