Health and Human Development 1 & 2
Unit 1: Health and Development of Australia’s Youth – This unit focuses on the health and individual human development of Australia’s youth. Issues impacting this stage of the lifespan are investigated and factors influencing health, including the importance of nutrition are analysed.
Unit 2: Individual Human Development and Health Issues – This unit focuses on the health and individual human development for the lifespan stages of prenatal, childhood and adulthood. Biological, physical environment, behavioural and social determinants of health are investigated. Personal, community and government programs affecting health are analysed.
Health and Human Development 3 & 4
Unit 3: Australia’s Health Using key health measures, this unit compares the health status of different population groups within Australia. Students analyse how the determinants of health contribute to variations in health status. Emphasis is placed on nutrition, the NHPA’s and Nutrition Food models.
Unit 4: Global Health and Human Development In this unit students identify similarities and differences in health status between Australia and people living in developing countries. The role of international organisations such as the UN and AusAID in achieving sustainable human development, is explored.
Physical Education 1 & 2
Unit 1: Students explore how the body systems work together to produce movement and analyse this motion using biomechanical principles. Through practical activities students explore the relationships between the body systems and physical activity. They are introduced to the aerobic and anaerobic pathways utilised to provide the muscles with the energy required for movement. Students apply biomechanical principles to improve and refine movement. In Area of Study 3, there are two detailed studies: Technological advancements from a biomechanical perspective and Injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Unit 2: Explores a range of coaching practices and their contribution to the improved performance of an athlete. By studying various approaches and applying this knowledge to a practical session, students gain a practical insight into coaching. Students are introduced to physical activity and the role it plays in the health and wellbeing of the population. In Area of Study 3, there are two detailed studies: Decision making in sport and Promoting active living.
Physical Education 3 & 4
Unit 3: Introduces students to an understanding of physical activity and sedentary behaviour from a participatory and physiological perspective. Students apply various methods to assess physical activity and sedentary levels, and analyse the data in relation to adherence to the National Physical Activity Guidelines. Students investigate the contribution of energy systems to performance in physical activity. They also explore the multi-factorial causes of fatigue and consider different strategies used to delay and manage fatigue and to promote recovery.
Unit 4: Students develop an awareness of how improvements in performance, in particular fitness, depend on the ability of the individual or coach to gain, apply and evaluate knowledge and understanding of training. Students undertake an activity analysis. Using the results of the analysis, they then investigate the required fitness components and participate in a training program designed to improve or maintain selected components. Students learn to critically evaluate different techniques that can be used to enhance performance, and look at the rationale for the banning or inclusion of various practices from sporting competition.
Sport & Rec (VET)
Qualification: SIS30510 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation (Fitness Focus) VCE/VCAL credit: Up to four units: two units at Units 1 and 2, and a Units 3 and 4 sequence. Study Score available. Description: VCE VET Sport and Recreation program provides students with the opportunity to acquire and develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to work in the areas of community recreation.
Leadership, organisational and specialist activity skills will be developed through the units of competence undertaken in Units 1 to 4. Common compulsory in Units 1 and 2 cover areas such as organise personal work priorities and development, apply first aid, provide customer service, respond to emergency situations, and follow occupational health and safety policies. Elective units can focus on career orientated activities – conduct games or competitions, plan and conduct sport and recreation sessions, analyse participation patterns, provide fitness orientation and screening, instruct and monitor fitness programs.
Year 12 Physical Education, Physiological Testing
On Wednesday 13th May 2016, Year 12 Physical Education students took part in a physiological testing laboratory at Australian Catholic University (ACU). Students were exposed to a maximal oxygen consumption test (VO2max) test and anaerobic Wingate test. This testing will form the basis of their next assessment. All of the students took away some knowledge and understanding of the role of sports science in enhancing physical performance.
Career opportunities: Completion of Certificate II in Community Recreation may provide pathways into the community recreation industry in leisure centres, aquatic centres, amusement parks, adventure and theme parks. Potential job roles may include recreation activities or gymnasium assistant. Many volunteering opportunities exist for students who undertake VET Sport and Recreation.