OnlineStudy Period 4Study Period 4

Unit description

Examines contemporary evidence based positive behaviour support approaches. Strategies for aligning organisational policies and support with evidence based practice will be operationalised within a person centred framework. The skills of mentoring and leading a behaviour support team will be developed.

Unit content

  1. Key literature and legislation pertaining to positive behaviour support
  2. Knowing the person, building relationships and actioning interests and aspirations
  3. Environments, systems and strategies that facilitate opportunity, engagement, communication, choice, control and meaningful activity
  4. Functional assessment of behaviour: approaches and tools, and evidence based positive behaviour support practices to endorse least restrictive approaches
  5. Working with teams: multidisciplinary, families, networks of support
  6. Behaviour Support Planning: developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 4

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6wks)
Case study60%

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Fee information


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