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Physical Education 1&2

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In VCE Physical Education, students explore anatomical, biomechanical, physiological, and skill acquisition principles in relation to movement. This includes the human body, training to enhance performance, and the behavioural, psychological, environmental, and sociocultural influences on participation in physical activity.

Unit focus areas

Physical Education Units 1&2

  • Physical activity, sport and exercise
  • Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour
  • Body systems - skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory
  • Causes of injuries and illness and strategies to prevent these
  • Legal and illegal performance-enhancing substances
  • Sociocultural influences
  • Physical, social, mental and emotional benefits
  • Physical activity promotion strategies


There are no pre-requisites when selecting a PE pathway. PE is open to all students and includes a combination of theory and practical lessons. In Units 1 and 2 there is a strong focus on preparation for Units 3 and 4.


Students complete a range of outcomes and classwork throughout each semester for Units 1 and 2. There is also an examination at the end of the academic year.

Enrolments and assessments

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