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. Enrol for all modules via MyPL.

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. Enrol via MyPL. Course code RG05236.

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.

Quality programming in 7-10 PDHPE is a self-paced, online professional learning course designed for individuals to:

  • build capacity to create quality teaching and learning programs to meet the requirements of the PDHPE K-10 syllabus
  • engage with evidence across the school community to plan for student needs
  • evaluate personal teaching and learning programs using evidence to inform planning
  • plan well structured learning and teaching programs that engage students and promote learning
  • improve their capacity to support colleagues with programming for effective syllabus implementation
  • use an evidence based approach to create a stage-based scope and sequence and unit of learning to meet student needs and fit the school context.

This course is made up of 3 hours of online learning modules via the Coassemble platform and 5 hours of offline collaborative or individual tasks. These tasks are part of a teacher’s professional responsibility for syllabus implementation, including a scope and sequence and unit of learning.

Enrol via MyPL. Course code RG05242.

Total registered hours: 8

The course can be accessed by PDHPE curriculum leaders and Head Teachers to support faculties of networks with syllabus implementation.

In this module the tasks involve:

  • using evaluation tools to review existing practice to identify strengths and areas for improvement
  • exploring an evidence based approach to programming with the PDHPE K-10 syllabus
  • reviewing sample scope and sequences and units of learning to identify opportunities for growth and change in practice
  • identifying evidence of student needs, creating big ideas and planning units of learning
  • creating a scope and sequence and unit of learning ready for syllabus implementation
  • submitting tasks as evidence of learning.

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.

Differentiation in 7-10 PDHPE is a self-paced, online professional learning course designed for individuals to investigate pedagogical approaches and instructional models to assist with differentiating PDHPE.

Enrol via MyPL. Course code RG05247. Total registered hours: 5. This course is made up of 2 hours of online learning modules via the Coassemble platform and 3 hours of offline collaborative or individual tasks. These tasks are part of a teacher’s professional responsibility for syllabus implementation, including differentiated teaching and learning activities as part of an existing unit of learning for a stage of learning.

The course can be accessed by PDHPE curriculum leaders and Head Teachers to support faculties of networks with syllabus implementation. In this module the tasks involve:

  • reflecting on your current practice
  • building knowledge of how to better understand the needs of your students
  • identifying sources of data within your school context that can be used to identify student needs and
  • create evidence based teaching and learning programs
  • accessing school based evidence to create a student PDHPE profile
  • exploring teaching strategies and activities to differentiate for specific learning needs and abilities
  • planning for differentiation to meet student needs across syllabus content
  • creating a sequence of learning which includes differentiated teaching and learning strategies
  • reflecting on differentiation to cater for student needs
  • submitting tasks as evidence of learning.

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.

Quality assessment in 7-10 PDHPE is a self-paced, online professional learning course designed for individuals to develop an understanding of the importance of the educative purpose of assessment, explore quality assessment practices in PDHPE and plan, review and create purposeful assessment tasks that engage students and collect evidence of learning.

Enrol via MyPL. Course code RG05244.

Registered hours: 4. This course is made up of 2 hours of online learning modules via the Coassemble platform and 2 hours of offline collaborative or individual tasks. These tasks are part of a teacher’s professional responsibility for syllabus implementation, including a sample assessment task for a stage of learning.

The course can be accessed by PDHPE curriculum leaders and Head Teachers to support faculties of networks with syllabus implementation.

In this module the tasks involve:

  • using evaluation tools to review existing assessment tasks
  • reflecting on current assessment practices, strengths and areas for improvement
  • exploring quality assessment practices designed for the PDHPE K-10 syllabus
  • critiquing exemplar assessment tasks to identify opportunities for growth and change in practice
  • identifying opportunities to link assessments to a scope and sequence
  • creating an assessment task including marking criteria and evidence of learning.

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.

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Skill development in 7-10 PDHPE is a self-paced, online professional learning course designed for individuals to increase their understanding of, and ability to teach and assess, the PDHPE K-10 syllabus skill domains and skills.

Through this course, learners will:

  • enhance their ability to select appropriate skills from each domain for PDHPE syllabus content
  • improve their ability to select and use teaching and learning strategies to develop, refine and apply PDHPE skills
  • recognise evidence of learning for the skill domains and specific skills
  • improve their capacity to provide quality learning and teaching opportunities for students.

Enrol via MyPL. Course code RG05245.

Registered hours: 3. This course is made up of 1.5 hours of online learning modules via the Coassemble platform and 1.5 hours of offline collaborative or individual tasks. These tasks are part of a teacher’s professional responsibility for syllabus implementation, including teaching and learning activities modelling skill development and application for a stage of learning.

The course can be accessed by PDHPE curriculum leaders and Head Teachers to support faculties of networks with syllabus implementation. In this module the tasks involve:

  • reflecting on your current practice
  • building understanding of the PDHPE K-10 syllabus skill domains and skills
  • reviewing and critiquing exemplar teaching and learning activities mapped to the PDHPE K-10 syllabus
  • reviewing and modifying your existing teaching and learning activities
  • selecting skills and mapping to PDHPE K-10 syllabus content
  • identifying evidence of learning for skill application within your tasks
  • submitting tasks as evidence of learning.

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.

Learning across the curriculum in 7-10 PDHPE is a self-paced, online professional learning course designed for individuals to increase their understanding of, and ability to teach and assess, literacy and numeracy skills through the PDHPE K-10 syllabus.

Through this course, learners will:

  • build understanding of the learning across the curriculum content in PDHPE
  • develop understanding of the literacy and numeracy demands in PDHPE
  • build capacity to plan for literacy and numeracy development within PDHPE
  • select and apply teaching strategies and activities to develop literacy and numeracy skills in PDHPE
  • create quality teaching and learning programs to meet the needs of their students.

Enrol via MyPL. Course code RG05246.

Registered hours: 5. This course is made up of 3 hours of online learning modules via the Coassemble platform and 2 hours of offline collaborative or individual tasks. These tasks are part of a teacher’s professional responsibility for syllabus implementation, including teaching and learning activities promoting literacy and numeracy skill development for a stage of learning.

The course can be accessed by PDHPE curriculum leaders and Head Teachers to support faculties of networks with syllabus implementation. In this module the tasks involve:

  • building understanding of literacy and numeracy demands in PDHPE
  • building understanding of the NESA National Literacy and Numeracy Progressions and how they can be used to support learning through the PDHPE syllabus content
  • reflecting on your current practice
  • reviewing sample teaching and learning activities mapped to the PDHPE K-10 syllabus to promote explicit literacy and numeracy skill development
  • selecting PDHPE K-10 syllabus content and creating a teaching and learning activity to promote literacy skill development (7-10) and numeracy skill development (7-10)
  • submitting tasks as evidence of learning.

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.

Creating supportive learning environments in 7-10 PDHPE is a self-paced, online professional learning course designed for individuals to increase their understanding of supportive learning environments and improve their ability to manage the PDHPE classroom to enable student learning.

Through this course, learners will:

  • select and use appropriate teaching strategies and learning approaches when delivering areas such as drug education, child protection, domestic violence, sexuality education or road safety which has been known to cause some students discomfort or distress based on personal experience
  • recognise the importance of communication with community and plan to communicate effectively with parents and carers
  • reflect on educative purpose in their units, lessons and assessments
  • build understanding of how to prevent public disclosures in the PDHPE classroom environment
  • explore the question box strategy as a method for identify student needs and allowing anonymity in the classroom
  • develop understanding of the techniques for answering challenging questions in the PDHPE classroom
  • recognise that shock and fear tactics are not appropriate in the PDHPE classroom
  • identify relevant department policies and procedures and recognise what they look like in action in the PDHPE classroom
  • plan for risk management in a practical PE lesson.

Enrol via MyPL. Course code RG05248.

Registered hours: 4. This course is made up of 2 hours of online learning modules via the Coassemble platform and 2 hours of offline collaborative or individual tasks. These tasks are part of a teacher’s professional responsibility for syllabus implementation, including teaching and learning activities promoting literacy and numeracy skill development for a stage of learning.

The course can be accessed by PDHPE curriculum leaders and Head Teachers to support faculties of networks with syllabus implementation. In this module, the tasks involve:

  • building understanding of how to develop and maintain supportive classrooms and positive relationships with staff and students
  • creating an information letter to inform parents/ carers and students of the content of the PDHPE course
  • identifying learning intentions and success criteria for an exemplar activity and an activity of your own
  • creating a risk management plan for an upcoming lesson
  • submitting tasks as evidence of learning.

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.

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
matthew.ryan11@det.nsw.edu.au

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

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