Developing Quality Behaviour Support Plans
5-day Training Program

Intended participants

This course is for practitioners of all disciplines who seek to refine their skills in leading Positive Behaviour Support. It is suitable for people who adopt the principles of Positive Behaviour Support and who wish to understand behaviours of concern more precisely and design targeted interventions to achieve change. Practitioners enroling in this course must provide upon enrolment their NDIS Practitioner Number provided by the NDIS Quality & Safeguard Commission.

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 skills

  • Related skills, coping skills, fun skills

  • Ecological changes & focused interventions


Day 4

  • Restrictive practices

  • Evidence-based training methods


Day 5

  • Implementation measurement & problem solving

  • Outcome measures & data driven decision making


Participant assessment

Receive feedback on your Plan from facilitators with over 35 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 evaluation and feedback on an agreed date after Day 4. 


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. Essential 10: Essential Components of Behavior Intervention Plans

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


Dates, location, and cost 

Day 1:    28 February 2023, 9am - 4pm

Day 2a:  20 March 2023, 9am - 1pm

Day 2b:  27 March 2023, 9am - 1pm

Day 3:   18 April 2023, 9am - 4pm

Day 4:   8 May 2023, 9am - 4pm

Day 5:   1 August 2023, 9am - 4pm


Location:  Online course


Cost: $2,750 Early bird payment before 31.10.2022

  $3,100 Regular rate from 01.11.2022

  (includes 5 full days training, support from facilitators

  between training days if sought, & evaluation and

  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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