Stage 1

Health S

Assumed Knowledge

General interest in health issues​.



Focus Capabilities

Communication, Learning, Citizenship, Personal Development, Work.

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Subject Description

Students recognise the various factors that shape the behaviour and attitudes of individuals and groups in relation to healthy living, and caring for themselves and the environment. Students develop skills to consider how changing social structures, community values, environmental issues, and new technologies affect the health and well-being of individuals and communities. The courses are designed to suit the needs of the group and aspects of topics are negotiated.

For a 10-credit subject, students complete the study of:

  • At least one core concept

  • One option study

  • Core Concepts

  • Core Concept 1: Ways of Defining Health

  • Core Concept 2: Health Literacy

Option Studies

  • Health and Participation in an Active Lifestyle

  • The Effects of Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs on Health.

  • Health and the Environment

  • Contemporary Health Priorities in Australia

  • Health and Relationships

  • Mental and Emotional Health

  • Growing up Healthy

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Assessment Type 1:

Issues Investigation: Research Investigation.

Assessment Type 2:

Group Activity: Oral presentations of a health promoting activity.

Assessment Type 3:

Investigations: Two multi-modal assignments tasks.

Assessment Type 4:


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