Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


Students will develop knowledge and teaching skills relating to the principles and practices of teaching a range of invasion games. Students will apply movement principles and develop both performance and teaching skill competencies across a range of core team sports that focus on invasion as the major game strategy. Specifically, students will examine the rules, tactics and appropriate pedagogical strategies that enable the design and delivery of learning experiences in Soccer, Touch, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Australian Rules.

Availability2022 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. demonstrate key teaching skills of particular movement/motor skills used in invasion games;

2. demonstrate an ability to perform various motor skills related to invasion games;

3. demonstrate an understanding of the rules and tactics that apply to a range of invasion games;

4. demonstrate an understanding of the key pedagogical strategies relating to the presentation of activities for invasion games in school and community settings;

5. demonstrate an ability to identify effective teaching practices relating to invasion games;

6. demonstrate relevant safety issues relating to the teaching of invasion games;

7. demonstrate an understanding of the role and value of invasion game learning experiences in the broader school curriculum.


  • Touch Football
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Australian Rules
  • Soccer  


Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UoN courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or

- Commencement in the program pre 2016

Students must also be active in one of:

Bachelor of Teaching (Second) / Bachelor of Hlth and Physical Education [12218];

Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) (Honours) [12370];

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) [40107];

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours) [40108].

Assessment items

Presentation: Presentations: Group 20%

Report: Report 30%

In Term Test: Examination 50%

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Field Study: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Students must attend all field study components to pass the course
  • Practical: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - A minimum of 80% attendance is required to pass the course

Contact hours


Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 12 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.