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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 | School assessment | assessment-type-1-initiative

Assessment Type 1: Initiative (40%)

Students complete two initiative tasks, one of which should be collaborative. Each initiative task should include each of the following components:  

  • planning, including activities such as researching the issue, considering the risk factors, assessing the needs of the target group, or market research  
  • creating an individual or collaborative initiative to improve health and wellbeing outcomes 
  • implementing or actively participating in the initiative to turn ideas into social action  
  • evaluating and reflecting on the success of the initiative and social action to improve personal and social health outcomes. 

Tasks might include: 

  • working with a community health agency 
  • supporting individuals with health and wellbeing initiatives 
  • developing a health and/or wellbeing education program for individuals or communities 
  • collaborating to develop a school-based health and wellbeing expo 
  • developing individual health goals using a health and/or wellbeing app 
  • organising or taking part in a community health-promoting event. 

Student evidence may include (but is not restricted to):  

  • volunteering journal or report 
  • interactive game 
  • presentation to an audience such as students, teachers, and /or community  
  • magazine or e-magazine article  
  • podcast  
  • movie clip  
  • infographic  
  • report  
  • blog / vlog. 

Each initiative should be a maximum of 1500 words if written, or a maximum of 9 minutes if an oral presentation or in multimodal form. 

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

  • critical thinking 
  • application 
  • reflective practice.