Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


4000 level

Course handbook


Develops knowledge and understanding of the behavioural needs of students and intervention approaches that may be used to support behaviour change. Specifically, the subject will demonstrate: a knowledge of the contextual factors in identifying and assessing behaviour needs; an ability to conduct screening and assessment techniques that lead to informed intervention procedures; a knowledge of, and ability to implement, alternate intervention approaches; an ability to use collaborative and consultancy skills in working with students, staff and parents. The subject forms part of a group of subjects that students seeking an additional accreditation as a special education teacher are required to complete within their double degree program.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Summer 2 - 2021.

Learning outcomes

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

1. A knowledge of the contextual factors in identifying and assessing behaviour needs

2. An ability to conduct a functional assessment that leads to informed intervention procedures

3. A knowledge of, and ability to implement, alternate intervention approaches


Contextual factors

  1. home, school and society factors
  2. conceptual models: approaches to assessment, identification and management of behaviour
  3. the importance of ecological issues

Screening and assessment methods

  1. behaviour observations
  2. functional behaviour assessments

Intervention approaches

  1. preventative approaches
  2. strategies for specific behavioural needs
  3. the role of school welfare and discipline models
  4. specific behavioural interventions at individual, small group, class and school levels
  5. meeting behavioural needs in regular and specialised settings
  6. the role of social skills in behaviour support
  7. challenging behaviours


To enrol in EDUC4065, students must have successfully completed EDUC4002.

Assumed knowledge

Knowledge associated with the successful completion of 270 units of study in the undergraduate teacher education program

Assessment items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario/PBL Exercises

Written Assignment: Case Studies and essay/report

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.