Physical and Sport Education

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

Professional development

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.​

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