Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Examines theory and research on the continuum of behaviour problems from minor disturbing behaviours to emotional disturbance. The content will cover the range of settings in which behaviour problems can occur including the regular classroom and specialist settings. Specific behaviour disorders will be examined with emphasis on the relation between research and practice.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2021


  • Semester 1 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. To understand the key issues in assessment and diagnoses of behaviour problems as well as social and school factors related to behaviour problems

2. To be aware of specific behaviour problems

3. To understand the variety of educational services designed to address behavioural needs


  1. What is a behavioural problem?
  2. Assessment and diagnosis
  3. Home, school and society factors
  4. Specific behaviour problems
  5. Educational services from specialist settings to the regular classroom

Assumed knowledge

Two years of relevant professional experience and/or a relevant graduate qualification

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Written Assignment: Assignment 3

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term