Personal Development, Health & Physical Education (PDHPE) 2 Unit

ATAR Course


PDHPE involves students learning about and practising ways of maintaining active, healthy lifestyles and improving their health status. It also studies social and scientific understandings about movement and enhanced performance potential.

The syllabus focuses on a social view of health where the principles of diversity, social justice and supportive environments are fundamental aspects. Scientific aspects of the study of movement include anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and skill acquisition.

For Whom is the Course Intended?

This course is academically demanding and requires rigorous application to all aspects. It is especially suited to students with an interest in, or desire to enter, the sporting, educational or health professions.  This course is largely theory based with emphasis on the scientific aspects of movement and performance as well as on Australia’s health priorities.


There are NO formal pre-requisites.


School Assessment

Both Year 11 and Year 12 courses are internally assessed.  Tasks may include:

  • Researched reports and essays
  • Module quizzes / Topic Tests
  • Formal examinations

HSC Examination

One written exam of 3 hours duration.  It involves:

  • Objective response questions on Core Modules
  • Short answer questions on Core Modules
  • Short answer and extended response questions on Option Modules


Subject Costs are included in the College Resource Fee.

Other Costs: Students must wear appropriate attire for practical sessions.

Excursion costs are kept to a minimum.