Course Description

This course provides teachers with a comprehensive insight into requirements for commencing teaching Stage 6 PDHPE Preliminary content. Participants will unpack the requirements for effectively commencing teaching Preliminary content and begin their personal planning process.


New teachers of NSW Stage 6 Preliminary PDHPE

Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area. Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.

$349 + GST - Individual Enrolment

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Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing A guide for preparing to teach Preliminary PDHPE will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing standard descriptor 2.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.



Preliminary PDHPE- content basics

1 hour and 30 minutes

  • Introduction of presenter and participants and overview of the day- Stage 6  Preliminary PDHPE structure is examined with suggested scope and sequences for teaching of units of work being modelled.

  • Content for core modules and options are explored with a focus on highlighting material that is important as it transfers or continues into the HSC course.

  • Some T/L strategies are modelled for teaching aspects of this content as well as resources that can be used.

  • Suggested resources are highlighted
    Delivery will be presentation style, allowing ample opportunities for questions and discussion.

Delivery will be presentation style and small group work allowing ample opportunities for questions and discussion.

Preliminary PDHPE- assessment basics and routines for HSC preparation

1 hour and 30 minutes

  • What are the new Stage 6 PDHPE assessment requirements?

  • What should an internal assessment schedule look like?

  • What makes a good assessment task? Samples of tasks are reviewed to determine this.

  • How do you determine ROSA grades?

  • What practices should you establish early on to assist HSC preparation?

Delivery will be a mixture of presentation style, discussion and small group work

Preparing for your own teaching

2 hours

Participants will be given the opportunity to work collaboratively to design either innovative T/L strategies for Stage 6 Preliminary PDHPE content or an assessment task in small groups. These will be presented to the group and collated so they can be taken back to use in the classroom.

What To Bring

  • Notebook/laptop
  • Pens/highlighters

Venue Information


Club York Sydney
Level 2, 99 York St
NSW 2000


Club York is part of the Bowlers Club, with an entrance beside the Club. Take the lift to Level 2. A couple of buildings from the corner of Market Street, on the left-hand side heading towards Circular Quay. Middle of CBD.

Public Transport

5 min. walk from Town Hall Station, through Queen Vic. Building to Market St.  

Buses from George or York Streets.  Market Street is the closest stop.

Visit Transport NSW to plan your trip.


Available underneath the Club.  Entrance Secure Parking 168 Clarence Street (back of building).

Parking Rates

COVID-19 Event Information

All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.


Danielle Simpson

Danielle Simpson

Danielle is the Professional Learning Consultant for Health and Physical Education (HPE) and is part of the quality assurance team at Teacher Training Australia (TTA). Her experience in the Health and Physical Education sector is broad. It encompasses teaching, consultancy, presenting lectures/workshops through to administration of a professional association. Danielle has been teaching Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) in NSW for the past 25 years and has been Head of Department for 11 of those years. She is currently teaching PDHPE part time. Danielle is an experienced educational consultant who has worked with schools in areas such as mentoring PDHPE faculties, program and assessment writing, curriculum content and delivery for inexperienced teachers of Stage 6 PDHPE and HSC marking simulation. Danielle has co authored the textbook for Senior PDHPE “Application and Inquiry HSC Course” (second edition) and is an experienced senior HSC marker. She is also part of the writing team for Preliminary PDHPE and HSC Trial examinations for various professional bodies. Danielle presents student workshops with HSC In the Holidays for HSC PDHPE revision. She is the Vice President of the PDHPE Teachers Association.