2022 Secondary HPE Conference

Its a wrap! 

The 2022 Secondary HPE conference was a hugely successful two days of learning and sharing. With over 370 delegates in attendance, it was clear we were all very excited to be able to meet face to face again! Every session had something for both Health and PE secondary educators, and as always, our practicing teacher-led sessions were highly valued.
Thank you to our incredible presenters and session chairs, who volunteer their time and knowledge. Thank you to our delegates, you have ensured that ACHPER QLD is able to continue supporting HPE educators and our community. And finally, to our sponsors - World of Sport, Gold Coast Performance Centre, PGL Adventure Camps, Tennis, Binnacle Training and Connect & Grow, we very much appreciate your support of our QLD HPE Community.


Thursday 11 - Friday 12 August @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank, Brisbane

At this engaging two-day event, you'll have opportunities to network, access latest pedagogy (and tasty lunches), and participate in continuing education. Whether you are an early career teacher or experienced educator, it's an event you won't want to miss! There will be a mixture of classroom presentations, workshops and plenary sessions - many delivered by practicing HPE teachers. Continued emphasis will be placed on the new Australian Curriculum Health and Physical Education AC:HPE and Senior Health and Senior Physical Education Syllabuses. 

Conference Program

The 2022 conference is shaping up to be bigger than ever! Check below for just some of the sessions we have planned this year. The program is being developed by our Professional Learning Team and with five concurrent streams offering practical sessions, information sessions and discussion panels there is something for everyone. The conference will also provide delegates with plenty of opportunities to interact with their peers in both formal and social settings. Please note, days and sessions are subject to change.

There is no need to pre-register for sessions - you can choose on the day. 




Registrations open



Conference Welcome

Ben Williams, ACHPER QLD President




Olympic Education: ‘Be a Champion in Life.’

Ian Jobling, University of Queensland


CONFERENCE SESSION TWO: 10.20am to 11.30am

Vertical integration within 7-12 Physical Education, Recreation and Certificate III & IV (All Secondary Years)

Aaron Harding, Anglican Church Grammar School

A ‘how to’ Conversation: Supporting positive mental health outcomes in school settings (Junior Years)

Georgina Livingstone & Meg Cordery, Be You (Headspace Schools & Communities)

Senior PE – Project folio FAQs and classroom procedural process to support delivery (Senior Years)

Derryn O’Riordan, QCAA & Kirsten Veeren, Browns Plains State High School & Andrew Southey, Meridian State College

Questioning skills and strategies related to games and sports teaching (Junior Years)

Ben Williams, Griffith University

Olympic Handball (All Secondary Years)

Susan Wilson-Gahan, Handball Australia



Insights into Health and Physical Education innovations (Junior Years)

Cassie Lloyd,  Benjamin Murphy, Michelle-Anne Bradford & Lee Wharton, QUT

Senior Health - Developing high quality stimulus for Unit 3 (Senior Years)

Carly Valente, Moreton Bay College & Jenna McKnight, Carmel College

Opportunities and Challenges for Teacher-Coaches in 2022 (All Secondary Years)

Matt Johnson, Ignatius Park College

Be You 2032 - QAS Talent Identification for 2032 Olympic Games (All Secondary Years)

Jason Gulbin, Consultant to Queensland Academy of Sport

Senior PE- Volleyball: Movement strategies and video evidence (Senior Years)

Catherine Birch, Volleyball Queensland & Aimee Holcroft, Burpengary State College



Senior Health - Unit 4: Teaching and learning in action (Senior Years)

Carly Valente, Moreton Bay College

Senior PE- Invasion Games: Touch - Movement strategies and video evidence (Senior Years)

Tim McKennariey and Adam Pryde, Cleveland District State High School

How to be an effective early career HPE teacher. (All Secondary Years)

James O’Gorman, Mount Alvernia College

Applying constraints-based learning in the classroom (All Secondary Years)

Rob Sweeper, St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace

Net and Court Games: Speedminton (Junior Years)

Leanne Brooks & Lindy Culverwell, Saint Stephen's College





Registrations open



Day 2 Welcome

Caroline Brooks, ACHPER QLD Vice President



Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education v9.0

Nikki Patton, QCAA


CONFERENCE SESSION SIX: 10.15am to 11.25am

Assessment design and development in Health and Physical Education (All Secondary Years)

Michelle-Ann Bradford & Lee Wharton, QUT

Avoiding Teacher Burnout: Identifying and controlling the workplace and socio-cultural factors that create unease and distress as a teacher (All Secondary Years)

Debra Phillips, ACU

What's new in 2023 - Creating Possibilities for VET in Schools for Years 10 to Year 12 (Senior Years)

Aaron Moore, Binnacle

Senior PE- Net Games: Badminton - Movement strategies and video evidence (Senior Years)

Using the Health inquiry model in the Health General syllabus (Senior Years)

Carolyn Jones, QCAA



Bridging the gap: Turning drills into simple and engaging constraint-led games (All Secondary Years)

Brendan Moy, QUT

The Solution Room: Optimisation of primary research for Senior Health (Senior Years)

Dr Hugh Shannon, QUT

Delivering inclusivity learning in the HPE (Junior Years)

Tamika Megawatt, Coolum State High School

Ideas Swap: Senior PE – IA1, IA2, IA3 (Senior Years)

Kirsten Veeren, Browns Plains State High School; Session Chair: Dan Michael

Introducing Gaelic Football to Queensland Schools (All Secondary Years)

Glenn Carpenter, Gaelic Football and Hurling Association of Australasia.



Cognitive verbs: Spotlight on evaluate in Years 7–10 Health and Physical Education (Junior Years)

Nikki Patton, QCAA

Cricket - Maximising practice, participation and thinking through games and game-based approaches (All Secondary Years)

Brendan SueSee, USQ & Nathan Maddox, Fortitude Valley State Secondary College

Ideas Swap: Senior Health – Stimulus Ideas Swap (Senior Years)

Session Chair: Hugh Shannon

My Golf: Resources to create golf lessons. (Junior Years)

Ian Jones, Gotto Golf



Ian Jobling - Keynote Speaker Cuddihy-Tomson Lecture

Dr Ian Jobling, Sport and Olympic Historian, is an Honorary Reader and Director of the Centre for Olympic Studies in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Studies at The University of Queensland. Dr Jobling has linked his research interests in the socio-cultural aspects of sport, especially the Olympic Movement, with Olympic Education. He was an Honorary Consultant and member of the International Steering Committee of the Greece-based Foundation of Olympic and Sport Education (FOSE) which has produced an Olympic Education program with the support of the International Olympic Committee and UNESCO to be used in schools globally. Ian was also an inaugural member of the Education and Ethics Committee of WADA - the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Ian received the Australian Prime Minister and Governor General's 2000 Australian Sports Medal for services to Olympic Movement and Olympic Education. In December 2013, Ian was one of the first two Australians to receive the Vikelas Award of the International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH) for dedication and service to the Olympic Movement.

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Sponsorship & Trade Opportunities

Limited spaces remain for trade opportunities at our 2022 Secondary HPE Conference.  Our sponsor and trade exhibit opportunities are highly sought after and consistently sell out, act quickly to avoid disappointment. Please download the application form below.

Sponsor & Trade Application Form

Please do not attend this event if you have any COVID-19 symptoms

  • Stay at home if you are unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath
  • If you feel unwell during the event, please locate an ACHPER QLD staff member for assistance
  • Maintaining physical distancing is the responsibility of the individual