Units of work

Visit the PDHPE curriculum page for downloadable scope and sequences, sample units and assessments for the following subjects:

  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Community and Family Studies
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies
  • Exploring Early Childhood

These units can be adapted to support teachers to deliver learning at home and school.

Learning from home programs

These programs, created by department curriculum experts, can be adapted to support teachers delivering learning from home or in the classroom.


Principles of training (2 hours)

In this unit, a case study approach is used to encourage students to apply their understanding of the principles of training to real-life scenarios.

Principles of training (DOCX 68KB)

Physiological adaptations (2+ hours)

In this unit, students apply their knowledge and understanding of the principles of training and physiological adaptations in response to exercise syllabus content.

Physiological adaptions (DOCX 66KB)

Psychology and performance (2+ hours)

In this unit, students use the population health-based decision to apply social distancing and remove crowds from sporting venues and activities, examine the impact on athlete motivation.

Psychology and performance (DOCX 71KB)

Associated resources

There are also digital student resources and activities located in our filterable resource library that are suitable for flexible delivery of learning.

Additionally, find ideas and activities on our curated list of external links.

Distance education resources

Access HSC distance education resources developed to support students that cannot access a physical school. The Distance education network offers these documents to support teachers in delivering off-campus learning. They are not designed for all learning contexts and are not expected to address all syllabus outcomes. Curriculum experts are reviewing them and when quality-assured versions are available they will be highlighted.

While the resources support independent student study, they must be used in consultation with their subject teacher.


  • Teaching and learning


  • Curriculum
  • Learning
  • Pedagogy
  • Planning
  • Teaching
  • Teaching and learning

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