Health & Human Development

Health & Human Development

Course Summary

Are you interested in health and wellbeing locally and globally? Do you wish to pursue a career in health promotion, health, humanitarian aid, policy etc? By studying Health & Human Development you will examine health and wellbeing, and human development as dynamic concepts. You will develop an insight into the complex interplay of biological, socio-cultural and environmental factors, and how these can be modified by health care and other interventions. This will include considering the Australian and global contexts as they investigate variations in health status between populations and nations.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Explore the complex nature of health and wellbeing, and human development
  • Examine how health and wellbeing may be influenced across the lifespan by the conditions into which people are born, grow, live, work and age
  • Develop health literacy to evaluate health information and take appropriate and positive action to support health and wellbeing and manage risks
  • Apply social justice principles to identify health and wellbeing inequities and analyse health and wellbeing interventions
  • Propose and implement action to positively influence health and wellbeing, and human development, outcomes at individual, local, national and/or global levels

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Textbook Hire $34

Unit 3 & 4

Textbook Hire $48

Notes $32

Learning Area Contact

Health & Physical Education Learning Area Leader

Martin Smith

Outdoor & Environmental Studies

Outdoor & Environmental Studies

Course Summary

Do you like interacting with the natural environment? Are you adventurous? Studying Outdoor and Environmental Studies will enable you to make critically informed comments on questions of environmental sustainability, as well as, you’ll understand the importance of environmental health, particularly in local contexts. Through both passive and active outdoor activities, you will develop experiential knowledge of outdoor environments. This is further enhanced through the complex interplay between outdoor environment and humans including environmental history, ecology and the social studies of human relationships with nature.

Unit 1 examines some of the ways in which people understand and relate to nature through experiences of outdoor environments.

Unit 2 focuses on the characteristics of outdoor environments and our impacts on them.

  • What motivates individuals towards outdoor environments and experiences?
  • How have people interacted with outdoor environments? What happens now? How does the natural environment impact on humans and what impact are humans having on outdoor environments?

Unit 3 looks at the ecological, historical and social effects of people on the Australian environment. Unit 4 explores the sustainable use and management of outdoor environments.

  • What ecological, historical and social contexts help us think about relationships between humans and outdoor environments in Australia?
  • What about conservation? How can outdoor environments be maintained?
  • Can human needs and the needs of outdoor environments be balanced?
  • Adventure activities include bushwalking, white water rafting and other activities chosen to meet student and course requirements.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Explore some of the ways in which people understand and relate to nature through experiences of the outdoor environment
  • Explore what motivates individuals towards outdoor environments and experiences, how people interact with the outdoor environment
  • Develop adventure skills in rock climbing, snow camping, skiing and boarding, bushwalking, horse riding or surfing including termly overnight/s outdoor activities
  • Investigate the ecological, historical and social effects of people on the Australian environment
  • Explore the sustainable use and management of outdoor environments

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Textbook Hire $28

Excursions $45 – $595

Unit 3 & 4

Textbook Hire $42

Excursions $45 – $450

Checkpoint $18

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Health & Physical Education Learning Area Leader

Martin Smith

Physical Education

Physical Education

Course Summary

Do you love playing sport and learning about movement? Are you interested in health, wellbeing and the human body? Studying Physical Education will equip you with strong communication skills and provides you with practical activities to examine the core concepts that underpin movement and that influence performance and participation in physical activity, sport and exercise. You will also examine how behavioural, psychological, environmental and sociocultural factors influence performance and participation in physical activity.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Explore physical activity, sport and exercise, and the enablers and barriers to movement
  • Investigate the musculoskeletal system
  • Participate in a range of physical activities
  • Participate in and understand a range of fundamental movement skills (FMS)
  • Write a report on an activity analysis

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Textbook Hire $27

Workbook $30

Unit 3 & 4

Textbook Hire $40

Workbook $30

Optional Text $32

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Health & Physical Education Learning Area Leader

Martin Smith

Circus

Circus

Course Summary

Are you a member of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus? This subject is designed to provide you with specific skills and knowledge required for fitness instructors in circus training and performance at a basic level. You will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to assist more qualified circus trainers. This subject provides you with a firm foundation of theory and practice to assist with a future diploma or degree courses in the circus area.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students do not receive a Study Score for this subject. Instead, they receive an ATAR increment of 10% of their fourth Study Score in other subjects 

VCAL: Hours credited towards VCAL Industry Skills Strand

VET: Certificate III 10110NAT in Circus Arts

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Explore the role of body awareness and knowledge of major body systems in elementary training for circus performers
  • Reflect on the physiological and psychological requirement of performance for specific circus apparatus
  • Assess individual requirements for fitness, strength and conditioning and participate in relevant pre and post-training fitness testing
  • Participate in individual fitness strength and conditioning program
  • Reflect on one’s individual training program, progress and outcomes

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Workbooks $15

Unit 3 & 4

Workbooks $15

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Health & Physical Education Learning Area Leader

Martin Smith

Health Assistance

Health Assistance

Course Summary

Are you concerned about other’s people’s health and wellbeing? Do you strive to provide excellent help and support to other people? Studying Health Assistance at WSSC will open up several career pathways that assist health professional staff in the care of clients. You will gain knowledge and skills to interpret and apply medical knowledge. This will through a mixture of hands-on practical activities and classroom delivery.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students complete scored assessments and an exam to attain a Study Score that contributes to an ATAR

VCAL: Hours credited towards VCAL Industry Skills Strand

VET: Certificate III HLT33115 in Health Services Assistance

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Learn the skills to assist with movement
  • Develop the skills required for the first point of contact
  • Learn how to interpret and apply medical terminology
Find out more about VET Health Services Assistance
Find out more about VET Health Services Assistance at WSSC

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $80

First Aid – Level 2 $100

Textbook Hire $14

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $80

Learning Area Contact

Health & Physical Education Learning Area Leader

Martin Smith

Sport & Recreation

Sport & Recreation

Course Summary

Are you interested in planning, organising and managing sport and fitness activities? Are you passionate about the sport and fitness industry? Studying Sport and Recreation will equip you with the skills and knowledge to start working in this industry. You will gain the skills you need to work with others. This VET course will be delivered through a mixture of theory and hands-on practice.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students complete scored assessments and an exam to attain a Study Score that contributes to an ATAR

VCAL: Hours credited towards VCAL Industry Skills Strand

VET: Certificate III SIS30115 in Sport and Recreation

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Learn the skills required for officiating
  • Develop an understanding of drugs in sport
  • Complete your First Aid Certification
  • Undertake structured workplace learning in a relevant sporting industry
  • Conduct a sport and recreation session
Find out more about VET Sport & Recreation
Find out more about VET Sport & Recreation at WSSC

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Workbook $125

First Aid – Level 2 $100

Polo Shirt $45 (Optional)

Unit 3 & 4

Workbook $125

Learning Area Contact

Health & Physical Education Learning Area Leader

Martin Smith