Aquatic and Athletic Movement Activities

Unit code: SPE1105 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park


This unit provides students with the skills and knowledge to plan prepare and reflect upon aquatic and athletic movement activities. Students develop an understanding of the safety requirements and issues when working with people of all ages in and around the water and in a sporting carnival situation. Students have the opportunity to complete all requirements of the ASCTA Teacher of Swimming qualification and CPR certificates. (Additional registration fees will apply). In addition to this, students participate in practice integrated learning activities that allow them to reflect upon their own skills as a practitioner in the field of physical education and community sport. Students actively engage in athletic movement skills and knowledge relating to the field of athletics.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge and skills of aquatic and athletic movement activities to develop basic aquatic and athletic skills with a range of clients;
  2. Critically analyse knowledge of aquatic and athletic movement activities for participation in physical education as relevant to contemporary settings;
  3. Plan, implement and evaluate practical aquatic and athletic movement activity sessions with the local community with responsibility and accountability; and
  4. Adapt activities to develop aquatic and athletic movement skills and concepts in suit participant groups.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Report
Grade: 15%
Industry observation
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 15%
Online quiz
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 40%
Practical skills test part 1 Swimming proficiency; part 2 Athletics proficiency
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 30%
Lesson plans, justification and reflection

Required reading

Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

As part of a course

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