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 teacher's 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 an ability to work with others who may have health and well-being issues. 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), 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
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Dr Darren Pullen

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
070105 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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Teaching Pattern

On Campus: Lecture online and 1 x 2 hour tutorial for 13 weeks. (Note some weeks may be online - your tutor will let you know when).

Online: Fully online with weekly readings and tutorials.


Task 1: Resource analysis (50%). Task 2: Health and media report (50%).

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Flexible Study Options

This unit is available face to face on Hobart Campus only and fully online via distance enrolment.



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