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Health and Wellbeing Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in November 2019 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2021. This subject replaces Stage 1 Health. 

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Content | health-promotion

Health promotion

In health promotion, students learn that humans have a right to health and wellbeing, and that these are crucial to our quality of life. Therefore, providing access to information, developing understanding, and improving skills is vital. Health promotion empowers individuals and communities to take control of their health and wellbeing. Delivering accurate and accessible information, building supportive environments, and coordinated action will lead to more effective health and wellbeing promotion. 

Students investigate the role that health and wellbeing promotion has in improving outcomes. They will apply principles of health and wellbeing promotion and address global, local, and individual health issues. Students will evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives in improving health and wellbeing outcomes.

Learning activities

The following learning activities are suggestions only. Teachers may select and adapt suitable activities from this list or design their own.

Students may develop an understanding of health promotion by:

  • exploring the partnerships required for effective health and wellbeing promotion
  • examining sustainable health and wellbeing promotion strategies that empower individuals and/or communities 
  • reflecting on the impact of our physical environment on health and wellbeing 
  • conducting and reflecting on activities that promote health and wellbeing for a targeted audience, such as volunteering, awareness-raising, or fundraising
  • celebrating significant days and events as to raise awareness. These may include National Reconciliation Week, Harmony Week, International Women’s Day, R U OK? Day, and International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).