Policy last updated
15 June 2020
The purpose of this policy is to ensure schools conduct the minimum required amount of physical and sport education.
All Victorian government schools must conduct the minimum delivery times for physical education and sport education.
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 years 11 and 12, however, all schools should consider how they offer opportunities for students in year 11 and 12 to be regularly active.
The delivery of the physical education curriculum through timetabled and structured classes.
Any form of sport (inter or intra school) within the educational setting which is timetabled into the school week.
There is no further guidance for this topic. For more information, refer to Resources tab.
- Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and (ACHPER) — an association that provides programs and services that support continuing development of knowledge, skills and professional practice, focusing primarily on health education, physical education and recreation.
- Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) F-10 — the Victorian Curriculum F–10 sets out what every student should learn during their first 11 years of schooling, including the minimum delivery requirements for physical and sport education.
- School Sport —the peak body for school sport in Victoria and a sub-committee of the Department of Education and Training.
Reviewed 19 March 2020