Secondary Resources

SDERA’s range of teaching and learning resources for school staff working with secondary students are aligned with the Western Australian Curriculum. Being healthy and safe in the secondary years includes learning about:

  • personal strengths and how these can help when setting short and long term goals, making decisions, regulating emotions and maintaining relationships
  • alcohol and other drugs education looks at the potential harms of legal and illegal drug use including tobacco, alcohol, cannabis and methamphetamine, help seeking strategies and accessing reliable drug information
  • road safety resources demonstrate how young people can manage challenging road-related situations using refusal strategies, assertive communication and by making informed decisions.

Resources are mapped to the Western Australian Curriculum P-10 Health and Physical Education Syllabus, the General Capabilities and in particular the Personal and Social Capability.

Challenges and Choices has been developed for secondary schools who wish to conduct resilience, alcohol and other drugs education, and road safety education programs. 

The Challenges and Choices road safety education resources recognise the underlying motivations and expected outcomes of risky behaviour by some young people in the traffic environment. The resources address these​ through the development of skills which promote responsible decision making for their own and others’ safety and seek to increase students’ capacity to resist and cope with pressure and social influences.

The resource includes a Teacher Resource with two modules, Resilience education and Road Safety education, and the student workbook ‐ In Gear.

Challenges and Choices Be Ready imageThe Challenges and Choices alcohol and other drugs education resources are designed to address two relevant and contemporary health contexts for young people, mental health and wellbeing, and drug education.

The content aims to support and expand students’ knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes in relation to their health, safety and wellbeing.

The resources include a Teacher Resources with two modules, Resilience education and Drug education, and the student workbook ‐ Be Ready.



'Without doubt one of the most comprehensive drug education resources I have ever seen. Amazing!’

Paul Dillon, Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia Pty Ltd



Two boys in car with L platesKeys for Life is a comprehensive pre-driver education resource for school staff working with Year 10 to 12 students. The content focuses on safe driving, the benefits of supervised driving practice, getting a driver’s licence and road safety issues. The interactive learning experiences are linked to a range of effective teaching and learning strategies. A Keys for Life Teacher Resource is available for school staff and a Keys 4 Life Online kit is available for agency staff. Both resources include a range of topics and learning activities for a 10 lesson program, a sample program, and material for students and parents. To be eligible to sit the Learner's Permit Test, students must complete all tasks in the Behind the Wheel journal or the Behind the Wheel e-journal.


Keys for Life OnlineKeys 4 Life Online is a  visually appealing resource designed to help young people, facing barriers with literacy and language, to access road safety information and become familiar with the Western Australian Licensing System. The content is mapped to two units in the Certificate 1 General Education for Adults (CGEA1). 


Connect: A directory of drug education support services for schools contains helpful information, a guide to resources and contact details for services and agencies across Western Australia that can support and assist with school drug education programs and initiatives. The directory offers contact details of community based support services state-wide who can provide information and counselling through referral.  


Road map: A road safety directory for schools and communities is a directory that has helpful information, a guide to road safety education resources, and contact details for services and organisations across Western Australia who can support and assist with school road safety education programs and initiatives.


Licensed to Drive (Licensed) is designed to support teachers delivering the School Curriculum and Standards Authority Health Studies Course and should be read in conjunction with the Health Studies Course documentation at on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website.

The Licensed support materials use the context of road safety to cover unit content and to develop course outcomes.


Choices: Alcohol & Other Drugs is a resource designed to support teachers delivering the Health Studies Course and uses the context of alcohol and other drugs to engage students in relevant content.

The Choices resource can be used to plan and deliver programs for both Unit 1 and Unit 2 and develop the four outcomes; Knowledge and Understandings, Beliefs, Attitudes and Values, Self-management and Interpersonal Skills and Health Inquiry.

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