Physical and Sport Education

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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.

Contact: School Sport Victoria (03) 9488-9466​

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