Indigenous Perspectives in PDHPE (EDUH2018)


This core unit of study acknowledges the importance of training PDHPE teachers who have an understanding of past and contemporary experiences of Indigenous Australians. It examines the notion of an Indigenous Australian history and examines the social, economic and health disadvantages that challenge Indigenous communities. It explores the importance and cultural meanings of sport in Indigenous communities. The unit supports them to expand their understanding of Indigenous cultures and equips students with the knowledge to provide culturally appropriate programs to students in schools. The unit will assist pre-service teachers in developing an awareness of how to integrate Indigenous issues into the health education and physical education context.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x 2-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks


facilitated discussion (30%) and essay (30%) and unit of work (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


48 credit points of units

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.