Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

You love motivating and helping young people learn. You are passionate about good health and exercise. You want a degree that is hands-on and gets you out into schools during every year of your degree.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Gippsland - Churchill
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Ballarat - Mt Helen
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Gippsland - Churchill
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Length
4 years
(480 credit points = 4.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
70.00 Minimum ATAR including selection adjustments:  The minimum selection rank for this course, is equivalent to an ATAR of 70.00. If applicable, this includes adjustment factors related to subject adjustments and SEAS.

You love motivating and helping young people learn. You're passionate about good health and exercise. You want a degree that's hands-on and gets you out into schools during every year of your degree. 

You want a career that can take you anywhere. At Fed, we'll teach you how to teach and you'll spend about one quarter of your course getting your heart-rate up, learning and practicing the skills you'll soon be teaching.

Along with graduating ready to teach health and PE in a secondary school, you'll also specialise in another teaching method from english, history, maths, psychology, science and outdoor education. Then, when you're looking for work, you'll have double the skills to offer.

Once you finish your degree, you can register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. You may follow many of our graduates who teach overseas and around Australia in remote communities, regional centres and capital cities.

This qualification has a strong orientation towards developing vocationally relevant knowledge and skills, through learning opportunities that blend theoretical knowledge with practice. You will experience ongoing opportunity to put your university studies into numerous and varied 'real life' practice situations, preparing you for a diverse range of teaching contexts now and into the future.

Areas of study include: exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor development and learning, fundamentals and foundations of health and physical education; health and human development, nutrition, physical activity, creative movement, applied sports science, contemporary curriculum design, pedagogy and assessment for teaching and learning in health and physical education. 

  • Activities instructor
  • Health and human development teacher
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Personal trainer
  • Health education teacher
  • Group fitness instructor
  • Gym instructor
  • Physical education teacher
  • Health promotions officer
  • Leading teacher
  • Principal
  • Government and non-government health
  • Sport teacher
  • Health teacher
  • Health and PE teacher
  • Outdoor Ed teacher
  • Health Education
  • Sport coaching
  • Teacher
  • Sports coach

In addition, you will be well prepared to successfully undertake many other occupations and will be highly sought after by professions requiring graduates with excellent communication and organisational abilities, critical thinking and problem solving skills, and a strong professional work ethic.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

LITERACY AND NUMERACY
EDBED1011, 15 credit points
LEARNING AND TEACHING
EDBED1016, 15 credit points
SWIMMING AND WATER SAFETY EDUCATION
EDHPE1001, 15 credit points

Semester 2

HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE
EDHPE1002, 15 credit points
Minor Discipline A Elective Courses (1 Course)

Year 2

Semester 1

TRANSITION TO THE PROFESSION 1
EDBED2114, 15 credit points
HPE CURRICULUM STUDIES I (JUNIOR YEARS)
EDHPE2000, 15 credit points
Minor Discipline B Elective Courses (1 Course)

Semester 2

RELATIONSHIPS, SEXUALITY & COMMUNICATION
EDHPE2001, 15 credit points
BIOMECHANICS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
EXSCI2000, 15 credit points
Minor Discipline C Elective Courses (1 Course)

Year 3

Semester 1

HPE CURRICULUM STUDIES II (MIDDLE YEARS)
EDHPE3000, 15 credit points
Minor Discipline Curriculum Course 1(1 Course)

Minor Discipline D Elective Courses (1 Course)

Semester 2

CURRICULUM ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING
EDBED3027, 15 credit points
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN SOCIETY
EDHPE3002, 15 credit points
Minor Discipline Curriculum Course 2(1 Course)

Year 4

Semester 1

TRANSITION TO THE PROFESSION 2
EDBED4113, 15 credit points
GAMES PEDAGOGY
EDHPE4000, 15 credit points
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY AND FITNESS
EXSCI4000, 15 credit points

Semester 2

TRANSITION TO THE PROFESSION 3
EDBED4114, 15 credit points
TEACHER AS PROFESSIONAL
EDBED4115, 15 credit points
Approximately 16-20 hours per week
This program requires a total of 640 placement hours, across 16 weeks.
Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

 

Admission Criteria for current year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)

Prerequisites

Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics;

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

Minimum ATAR including selection adjustments

The minimum selection rank for this course, is equivalent to an ATAR of 70.00. If applicable, this includes adjustment factors related to subject adjustments and SEAS.

Guaranteed ATAR

This program has a guaranteed ATAR.

If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 40 in any Biology, Chemistry, or Physical Education equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)

Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, this may provide support for your course application

Entry requirements (non year 12)

 

Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

  • Successful completion of FedUni's FAST program or equivalent; and
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks.
  • OR
  • Previous university study with a majority weighting of pass marks; and
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks.

Literacy and numeracy test: If VCE Maths and English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the pre-requisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

 

Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

  • Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher; and
  • Industry experience of at least one year; and
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks.

Literacy and numeracy test: If VCE Maths and English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the pre-requisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

 

Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Literacy and numeracy test: If VCE Maths and English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the pre-requisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.
 

Extra Requirements

Essential requirements for selection and application

CASPer: All applicants must sit the CASPer assessment. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. To register for your sitting or for further information about the assessment, visit https://takecasper.com/. Don't miss the deadlines for each offer round; check the dates here.

 

Essential requirements for enrolment and graduation

Literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE)

Prior to graduation, students will be required to demonstrate they have achieved approved benchmarks in literacy and numeracy as demonstrated through the Literacy and Numeracy Test in Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) . Visit our LANTITE webpage for more information, including advice about when you should sit the test. Link is https://federation.edu.au/schools/school-of-education/student-resources/lantite 

Working with children check: Applicants will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements. 

Police record check: Applicants will be required to hold a valid National Police Record Check for professional placements. 

Literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE): Successful completion required prior to undertaking the final professional experience placement. Learn more about LANTITE online.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700510011 (Mt Helen), 3700710011 (Churchill)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: PH5

CRICOS code: 080394C

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$3,950 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2021

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Other study costs

Prescribed textbooks: approximately $500
Suggested clothing: School tracksuit top approximately $90, School polo shirt approximately $50

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

Candidates seeking alternate entry to the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education can consider the following options:

  1. Undertake the first year of the Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education and apply to transfer into the second year of this program.
  2. Foundation Access Studies program (FAST) is designed to provide you with an alternate entry into tertiary study. On successful completion of FAST, you may then apply for the Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education, and then follow pathway 1.

It is recommended that you also undertake additional work to enhance your application including: working in a sports related field in a paid employment and/or voluntary capacity, or obtaining additional qualifications (coaching certificate, lifesaving course etc.).

You may complete a single subject enrolment in a related field.

Important to note:

These suggestions will not guarantee a place into this program. There are specific entry requirements to meet the expected standards of the external regulation bodies.

 

  • Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)
  • Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)

Upon completion graduates will be eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) and may be eligible to apply for professional accreditation throughout Australia and overseas, although requirements for registering organisations in other states, territories or countries may be different from the Victorian requirements.

Graduates and students are eligible for professional memberships with the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER). ACHPER offers members the opportunity to contribute to their profession through participation in face-to-face and online forums, seminars and conferences, and access additional professional learning opportunities and resources.

 

At FedUni, the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) is a compulsory requirement of your teaching course. It is also a requirement for teacher registration. Find out more here.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Education

Course coordinator

Cameron Van der Smee