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Health and Wellbeing Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024
Accredited in November 2019 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2021. This subject replaces Stage 2 Health. 

Stage 2 | Subject outline | assessment-design-criteria

Assessment design criteria

The assessment design criteria are based on the learning requirements and are used by:

  • teachers to clarify for students what they need to learn
  • teachers and assessors to design opportunities for students to provide evidence of their learning at the highest possible level of achievement.

The assessment design criteria consist of specific features that:

  • students should demonstrate in their learning
  • teachers and assessors look for as evidence that students have met the learning requirements. 

For this subject the assessment design criteria are:

  • critical thinking 
  • application 
  • reflective practice.

The specific features of these criteria are described below.

The set of assessments, as a whole, must give students opportunities to demonstrate each of the specific features by the completion of study of the subject.

Critical Thinking

The specific features are as follows:

CT1 Understanding and analysis of health and wellbeing trends and issues.
CT2 Development of an empathetic and ethical understanding of health and wellbeing issues.
CT3 Analysis of health and wellbeing concepts to solve problems and make recommendations.


The specific features are as follows:

AP1 Application of health and wellbeing concepts to contemporary issues.
AP2 Plan, create, and implement action to improve health and wellbeing outcomes individually or collaboratively.

Reflective Practice 

The specific features are as follows:

RP1 Personal reflection on health and wellbeing trends and issues in individual, local, or global contexts.
RP2 Evaluation of personal and/or social action through reflective practice.