Victorian Government Policy

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD)'s 'Improving School Sport and Physical Education in your School' brochure identifies the links between physical activity and positive self-esteem, skill development, skeletal and cardiovascular health, and general healthy development of young people.

To ensure schools conduct the required amount of physical and sports education to help give children and young people a strong foundation on which to build a full and active life, the Department of Education and Training (DET)s 'Physical and Sport Education Policy' states mandated requirements for physical and sport education in government schools are:

  • Prep - Year 3: 20-30 minutes of physical education each day
  • Years 4 - 6: Three (3) hours per week of physical education and sport with a minimum of 50% of that time for physical education
  • Years 7 - 10: 100 minutes each per week for physical education and sport
To read or download 'Improving School Sport and Physical Education in your School' (2009, DEECD, Government of Victoria, Melbourne) brochure click here >>

Read more about the crucial role HPE teachers play in promoting and educating the importance of movement and physical activity here.

If you have questions or need help implementing a high quality HPE program at your school that meets mandated requirements, please get in touch.

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