PDHPE Masterclasses
Join us to explore the latest health and physical education research.

Keeping up with the latest research is challenging. ACHPER NSW Masterclasses explore new health and movement research with leading experts. Designed for K-12 PDHPE teachers, Masterclasses are short and interactive, allowing for collaborative conversations and sharing with like-minded PDHPE professionals.


$30 per session for non-members

Teacher Membership is only $140 p.a. Includes free masterclasses – valued at $240 p.a.  JOIN >>


  • 8 x 1.5 hour sessions each year
  • Live video conference 
  • Run after school, 3.45-5.15pm 
  • Includes 60min presentation and 30min Q&A
  • To register: go to our events calendar or follow the links below.


Term 1

Masterclass 1: Consent when alcohol, drugs and tech are involved
22 February 2024 – members can access recording
with Annika Clayton, Consent Labs
Consent education is complex. Learn how to deal with the tricky issues and questions from your students.

Masterclass 2: Measuring movement skills in primary school
28 March 2024 – members can access recording
with Dr Nick Riley, University of Newcastle 
How can we better understand movement skills for students entering primary school? Explore the new tools currently being trialled that are designed to help.

Term 2 

Masterclass 3: Teaching skills to navigate health misinformation 
29 May 2024 – members can access recording
with Dr Louisa Peralta, University of Sydney 
Teaching and assessing health literacy can be a challenge. Learn practical ways to enhance students’ skills through your PDHPE lessons.

Masterclass 4: The importance of nature-based, outdoor learning in PDHPE
20 June 2024 – register
with Professor Tonia Gray, Western Sydney University and Lori Modde, Outdoors NSW/ACT

Discover the benefits of creating nature connections and how to embed outdoor and nature-based activities authentically into your PDHPE programs.

Term 3 

Masterclass 5: LGBTQIA+ youth and sexual health education
1 August 2024 – register
with Professor Jan Wright, Kaitlin Hearne and Gabrielle O’Flynn, University of Wollongong

Research shows that sexual health education is often not inclusive of LGBTQIA+ youth. How can we improve?

Masterclass 6: Spectrum of teaching styles in physical education
5 September 2024 – register
with Dr Brendan SueSee, University of Southern Queensland, Professor Shane Pill, Flinders University and Dr Michael Davies, University of Canberra.
There are a range of teaching models, pedagogical approaches and assessment tools to pick from when planning PE lessons. What will be most effective for your students?

Term 4 

Masterclass 7: Intercultural understanding and First Nations perspectives in programs
24 October 2024 – register
with Dr Sue Whatman, Griffith University; President, ACHPER National 
Build your confidence in embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, histories and cultures in PDHPE. 

Masterclass 8: Teaching personal and social responsibility through PDHPE
28 November 2024 – register
with Dr John Williams, University of Canberra

Respectful relationships and social responsibility are key issues. How can we develop students’ skills in these areas through our PE programs? 

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