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Physical and Sport Education — Delivery Requirements

Policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure schools conduct the minimum required amount of physical and sport education.

Summary

All Victorian government schools must conduct the minimum delivery times for physical education and sport education.

Details

Schools must conduct the following minimum delivery times for physical education and sport education: 

Prep to Year 3

20 to 30 minutes of physical education per day

Year 4 to Year 6

  • 1 hour and 30 minutes of physical education per week
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes of sport per week

​Year 7 to 10

  • 100 minutes of physical education per week
  • 100 minutes of sport per week

There are no minimum requirement for VCE year levels, however, all schools should consider how they offer opportunities for VCE students to be regularly active.

Definitions

Physical education
The delivery of the physical education curriculum through timetabled and structured classes.

Sport
Any form of sport (inter or intra school) within the educational setting which is timetabled into the school week.

Department policy on minimum delivery times for physical education and sport education

Reviewed 22 February 2021

Policy last updated

15 June 2020

Scope

  • Schools

Contact

Health Promotion, Prevention and Advice

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