Australian Physical Education


National Fitness levels

2007- 62% of over 18's participating, 5% more males which follows UK

          32% registration to clubs

          only 15% sedentary rates

          70% of 5-17 years olds do required amount of participation

          Boys average at 2.5 hours a day and girls 2 hours a day

         60% overweight which is almost the same as UK, but 4% less obese.

         Youths in Britain do less activity daily which is shown by 15.5% obesity in youths


Mainly focus on developing lifelong participation, so focus is on developing basic skills.

It is compulsory up to the age of 16 which is the same as the UK.

In primary school the focus is on the devlopment of basic motor skills which can be transffered to different sports.


'The sport education and physical education programme'.

This was introduced in 1992 after the Monigetti report showed that Australia was starting to develop large obseity rates.

The sport education part is where inter and intra school tournaments are organised on a regional, local and national level. They are to get people into the competitive side of sport, but are still based on participation.

The Physical education aspect of it is to make sure that all children are being taught the basic motor skills and are able to perform them, to ready them for lifelong participation in a sport of their choice.


'Physical and sport education programme'

This is where non-specialist teachers are taught to teach PE in order to have a better standard of PE teachers across the school. This means that in cover lessons, the standard of teaching will be much higher, and it will also allow other PE teachers to go on more courses to enrich their teaching as they know they will have a cover teacher who will…


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