Students recognise the various factors that shape the behaviour and attitudes of individuals and groups in relation to healthy living, and caring for themselves and the environment.

Course details

  • Further study Stage 2 Health (2HEAY)

About the subject

Students develop skills to consider how changing social structures, community values, environmental issues, and new technologies affect the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

In this subject students study at least one core concept and at least one option study from the following:

Core Concepts

  • Ways of Defining Health
  • Health Literacy

Option Studies

  • Health and Participation in an Active Lifestyle
  • The Effects of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs on Health
  • Health and the Environment
  • Contemporary Health Priorities in Australia
  • Health and Relationships
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Growing up Healthy
  • Careers and Vocational Studies in Health.


Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: 

  • Issues Response
  • Group Activity
  • Investigation
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