From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.
For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA
Purpose of this policy
To ensure schools conduct the required amount of physical and sports education.
Schools must conduct physical and sport education for the mandated time for all students in Years P–10 in government schools. The mandated times are:
- in primary schools for years:
- P–3: 20–30 minutes of physical education a day.
- 4–6: 3 hours per week of physical education and sport with a minimum of 50% of that time for physical education.
- in secondary schools, years 7–10: 100 minutes each per week for physical education and sport.
School sporting fixtures
School Sport Victoria administers and organises fixtures for all school sport.
School Sport Victoria (03) 9488-9466
The physical, health and sport education (PHASE) professional development program for teachers has free courses that are offered locally and conducted out of school hours.
Contact: the Coordinator at
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.