On Campus
1 x 3-hour workshop fortnightly
1 x 100-hour field placement per semester

Distance Online
1 x 3-hour online tutorial fortnightly
1 x 100-hour field placement per semester
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 DSRS4117 - PBS: Assessment and Functional Analysis
2 ^ DSRS4118 - Positive Behaviour Support: Implementation
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Assignment(s), Practical
Topic description

This topic provides students with the opportunity to formulate, develop and implement Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) plans for individuals living with disabilities. Students will apply theoretical knowledge in the field under the supervision of experienced staff and mentors. Students will conduct a functional assessment and analysis, develop a data-based PBS plan, and guide key stakeholders in the implementation of recommended strategies. Theory and practices will be closely linked, allowing students to further develop PBS competencies through practice-based learning.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Enable students to apply Positive Behaviour Support theory in practice, including the development and implementation of Positive Behaviour Support plans
  • Prepare students for leadership positions in supporting interdisciplinary teams in a positive behaviour support context
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Conduct, compile, and interpret individualised assessment data to explain operant behaviours using the four-term contingency model, and test the resulting hypothesis statement
  2. Develop data-based individualised behaviour support plans that use professional language that is accessible to key stakeholders
  3. Guide and support interdisciplinary teams in implementing positive behaviour support and monitoring outcomes
  4. Monitor and evaluate behaviour support plans to guide reflective practices and provide recommendations for improvement