QSA Resources

Responses to Australian Curriculum

Queensland response to the Review of the Australian Curriculum  (February 2014)

Queensland response to the draft F–10 Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (April 2013)

Queensland response to the draft Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (June 2012)


QSA Advice

The QSA, in collaboration with Queensland’s school sectors, has developed a comprehensive implementation framework and have agreed on a staged approach to the implementation of the P–10 Australian Curriculum in Queensland

The QSA also provide further information on Australian Curriculum implementation strategy including a schedule indicating the expected year by which schools are to be implementing the Australian Curriculum learning areas (i.e. teaching, assessing and reporting).

These papers provides advice about time allocations and entitlement as a starting point for decisions about timetabling.

Report: Time allocations and entitlement (PDF, 198 kB)
Advice: Time allocations and entitlement (PDF, 177 kB)

EQ Resources

Memo: Recommended curriculum time allocations for Queensland state
schools 2014–2016

Australian Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

The ACHPER QLD Management Committee have prepared answers to many of the frequently asked questions around the Australian Curriculum HPE.

Visit our "Frequently Asked Questions" page to find out more.

Some Tools for Advocacy

Some starting points and strategies

The attached article offers some ideas and strategies for promoting Health and Physical Education. 

A school community that promotes Health and Physical Education gives a clear message to each student that their wellbeing is valued.

* Source of article unknown

 Some Tools for Advocacy.pdf

Why we should not cut PE

Why We Should Not Cut P.E.
Eliminate physical education to increase time for reading and math, the theory goes, and achievement will rise. But the evidence says otherwise.
Stewart G. Trost and Hans van der Mars
Thinking of cutting physical education? Think again. Even as we
bemoan children's sedentary lifestyles, we often sacrifice school-based physical education in the name of providing more time for academics.  In 2006, only 3.8 percent of elementary schools, 7.9 percent of middle  schools, and 2.1 percent of high schools offered students daily physical education or its equivalent for the entire school year (Lee, Burgeson, Fulton, & Spain, 2007).

Click on the PDF below to read the whole article.


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