EEH116 - Primary Physical Education


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Community Based Delivery (CBD)*, Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

E200 students: Students must have passed at least three units from EAD110, EAD111, EAD112, EAD113

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: EEH216
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour lecture and 1 x 2-hour practical experience (workshop) per week


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation NIKERI Institute students only.


This unit is designed to familiarise students with contemporary curriculum and pedagogy in the area of physical education as taught in the primary school. It focuses particularly the primary physical education component of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education.

This unit aims to:

  • Engage pre-service primary teachers with the Australian primary school physical education curriculum,
  • Discuss a rationale for the importance of physical education in Victorian and Australian primary schools.
  • Familiarise pre-service teachers with various components of a quality primary physical education program.
  • Implement age-appropriate / primary school physical education classes through effective yearly, term and lesson planning using current curriculum documents.
  • Equip pre-service teachers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to provide successful physical education experiences for their primary school aged students

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