Courses & Units

Personal Development & HPE EMT695


The unit aims to promote awareness of the importance of Health and Physical Education (HPE) in the curriculum from a generalist teachers perspective and provide confidence in teaching its concepts at a primary school level. It seeks to prepare primary school pre-service teachers to teach generalist level physical education and other physical activities to primary school children. It also aims to prepare primary school pre-service teachers to teach health education and health promotion to children, parents, staff and the wider school community whilst giving pre-service teachers knowledge of and develop their capacity to discuss and analyse contemporary aspects of health and wellbeing; as well an ability to work with others who may have health and well-being issues. Evidence based sources will be used to develop knowledge of the physical, social, emotional, spiritual and interpersonal dimensions will be applied to a range of topics covered in the health and physical education curriculum, for example: drugs, resilience, nutrition and safety issues. The interpersonal skills of communication and conflict resolution will also be developed. National, state and local perspectives relating to the focus, structure and content of HPE will also be critically examined. Skills that are emphasised in this unit are those that have been identified by the Teachers Registration Board (TRB), the ACARA HPE curriculum, as well as national teaching bodies, as important by the time you graduate with your teaching degree. These include demonstrating aspects of professional knowledge, professional relationships and professional practice.


Unit name Personal Development & HPE
Unit code EMT695
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Darren Pullen
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • explain key health and well-being debates and sources from a critical perspective.
  • analyse and discuss through specific resources and teaching strategies contemporary aspects of health and well-being.
  • critically reflect on the assumptions that underpin personal and professional practice as they relate to health, safety and well-being.
  • analyse and evaluate current evidence-based sources to illustrate personal and social determinants of health and well-being.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
070105 $555.00 $555.00 not applicable $2,324.00

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AssessmentAT1: Discussion Post (5%)|AT2: Health and well-being resource analysis (45%)|AT3: Health Learning Portfolio (50%)
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