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Physical Education 3&4

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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 3&4

  • Movement skills and biomechanical principles
  • Coaching and instruction
  • Practice strategies and feedback
  • Energy systems and fatigue
  • Exercise and recovery
  • Acute and chronic responses
  • Activity analysis and fitness components
  • Training programs
  • Psychological, nutritional, and rehydration 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.


School-Assessed Coursework in Unit 3 (25%) and Unit 4 (25%) is subject to external moderation, and there is an end-of-year examination (50%).

Enrolments and assessments

Some important information regarding enrolments and assessments.

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