Developing Quality Behaviour Support Plans

5-day Training Program

Intended participants

This course is for practitioners of all disciplines and families who seek to refine their skills in leading Positive Behaviour Support. It is suitable for people who adopt the principles of Positive Behaviour Support or who are curious enough to try them out! Practitioners and families who have limited experience writing Behaviour Support Plans will benefit from this course, as well as those who wish to refine their skills in this area using research-informed methods.

Course content

This multi-day training program coaches

participants in how to write behaviour

support plans and lead their implementation

using a Positive Behaviour Support approach.


Day 1

  • Referral questions & client outcomes 

  • Identifying behaviours for intervention

  • Define & measure problem behaviour

  • Multi-element model


Day 2

  • Functional behaviour assessment

  • Reactive protocol

Day 3

  • Functionally equivalent replacement behaviours

  • Related skills, coping skills, fun skills

  • Ecological changes & focused interventions


Day 4

  • Implementation measurement

  • Restrictive practices


Day 5

  • Implementation problem solving

  • Outcome measures & data driven decision making


Participant assessment

Get feedback on your Plan from facilitators with over 30 years combined experience.

Workshop participants will progress development of a Behaviour Support Plan on and between each day. Participants must obtain consent to develop this Plan for a person with harmful or stigmatizing behaviour. Practical exercises are built into each day to enable participants to draft their own data collection tools, analyse their data, write assessment findings, develop multi-element intervention strategies for their person, and develop tools to enhance the implementation of their Behaviour Support Plan. Participants discuss their assessment and intervention with the facilitators at each step to maximise application of their learning to the person for whom they are developing the Behaviour Support Plan. Participants are invited to submit their completed Plan for feedback and evaluation after the 4th day. 


Each participant's Behaviour Support Plan will be evaluated against:

  1. NDIS Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework - 'Skills' for Core practitioners in 'Functional Assessment' and 'Planning' capability areas

  2. Behaviour Intervention Plan Quality Evaluation Guide II

Participants who demonstrate these skills in their submitted Behaviour Support Plan will be issued a Certificate of Completion.


Dates, location, and cost 

Day 1:  4th  August 2021, 9am - 4pm

Day 2:  25th August 2021, 9am - 4pm

Day 3:  14th September 2021, 9am - 4pm

Day 4:  6th October 2021, 9am - 4pm

Day 5:  31st January 2022, 9am - 4pm

Venue: Sherwood Services Club

           2 Clewley Street, Corinda QLD 4075 


Cost: $2500 Early bird payment before 31.05.2021

  $2750 Regular rate from 01.06.2021

  (includes 5 full days training, support from facilitators

  between training days if sought, & feedback on written

  Behaviour Support Plan)




Sam McGowan & Nicole Lahey (Psychologists). To read more about Sam and Nicole click here


How to enrol


Complete the Booking Enrolment form above and we will respond to your enquiry.  For additional information email or call Sam McGowan (0416 292 171) or Nicole Lahey (0411 056 700).

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