Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students undertake a practical and theoretical study in Health Education curriculum from Prep to Year 12. Lectures and tutorials focus on the issues impacting on the design and implementation of Health Education curriculum, teaching and learning strategies including assessment and evaluation strategies. Students are introduced to relevant concepts, framework and learning outcomes, of the Victorian and Australian curriculums. Students are also introduced to the structure and content of the VCE Health and Human Development study design. Current texts and resources used in schools are examined. Students implement and critically evaluate the teaching of health education lessons whilst they are on teaching practicum.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLeanne Higham

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesVCE or Australian/Victorian Curriculum unit of work of philosophy of health teaching. Journal Practicum performance

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must be enrolled in course EBPHEB or EVEDB


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Health and Human development VCE Study design

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorVictorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required15 days – 105 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsAll students will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this subject

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Plan learning sequences including lesson plans which are consistent with the Australian/Victorian Curriculum or VCE guidelines and integrate concepts from a range of Australian/Victorian Curriculum dimensions through the use of a variety of learning activities, resources, and materials to support learning, including the use of ICT
02. Plan relevant assessment and appropriate recording strategies that clearly assess progress in the skills and abilities developed through a planned learning sequence.
03. Provide relevant rationale for a planned learning sequence including justification for pedagogical approach, decisions made about learning activities and assessment strategies.
04. Identify and describe appropriate teaching and assessment strategies for the development of literacy and numeracy through health education
05. Describe key concepts, structure and developments in health education as part of a personal teaching philosophy.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, All Year, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne Higham

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 35 - 38
One 15.00 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 39
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.
Plus online learning attendance at all workshops is compulsory.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Philosophy of health teaching (1400 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO4, SILO5

Practicum Journal (1100 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

VCE unit of work or VELS unit of work (min equiv of 2000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Practicum performance Hurdle requirement - Secondary (compulsory) supervised teaching practice. Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment.