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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. 

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Assessment Type 1: Practical Action

For a 10-credit subject, students undertake at least one practical action.

For a 20-credit subject, students undertake at least two practical actions.

Students undertake action on an individual or community issue, in order to improve health and wellbeing outcomes. This action may be undertaken individually or collaboratively, and within the school environment or the wider community. A practical action task may include the following components:

  • defining the context of the practical action by identifying the purpose and audience 
  • considering existing strategies and/or potential new initiatives to develop action 
  • implementing and/or actively participating in action
  • reflecting on the success of the action to improve personal or social outcomes.

Tasks may include:

  • reviewing and contributing to an existing community initiative
  • undertaking a personal health action and evaluating the success of the initiative
  • collaborating to develop a health and wellbeing event or showcase
  • developing an educational resource at a target audience
  • creating a local activity to address a current and/or emerging health issue.

A practical action task should be a maximum of 1000 words if written, or a maximum of 6 minutes if oral or in multimodal form.

For this assessment type, students provide evidence of their learning primarily in relation to the following assessment design criteria:

  • application 
  • reflective practice.