Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Explores the importance of a sound approach to implementing any behaviour change program. The need for adequate and appropriate data gathering as a basis for planning a behaviour support procedure will be examined, followed by systematic implementation with both ongoing and review evaluation. The course is based on a programming model of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. examine issues involved in assessment, programming and implementation in the field of emotional disturbance and behaviour disorders

2. develop knowledge of the contextual factors in identifying and assessing behaviour needs

3. conduct a behavioural functional assessment that leads to informed intervention procedures

4. demonstrate knowledge of, and ability to implement, alternate intervention approaches for problem behaviour


The course provides research and practice in the areas of:

  1. use of specific screening and assessment devices and the development of assessment profiles.
  2. the development of programs including the writing of case programs and casework.
  3. the development and implementation of specific behaviour support plans to meet specific student needs.
  4. the use of safety and risk assessments, and crisis management.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1 - 30%

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario/PBL Exercises - 30%

Written Assignment: Assignment 3 - 40%

Contact hours


Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Equivalent 2hrs per week face to face.