10238NAT Graduate Certificate in Positive Behaviour Support
The Graduate Certificate in Positive Behaviour Support is designed to provide a specialised program of study to prepare professionals to support people with disabilities who present with behaviours of concern to live a life of dignity in the community.
Our Graduate Certificate in Positive Behaviour Support will provide participants with a range of knowledge, and skills to perform the following functions associated with a Core Practitioner
Conduct quality of life and environmental assessments
- Conduct a functional behavioural assessment
- Undertake mediator analysis with diverse stakeholders in the person’s life and environments
- Develop an implementation plan
- Develop a plan to monitor and evaluate the behaviour change plan
- Develop appropriate reinforcement strategies that adhere to the principles of positive behaviour support
- Develop person-centred support plans
- Develop functional behavioural hypotheses specific to individual client need
- Increase an individual’s quality of life by person centric principles to individual planning and educating stakeholders to implement the person’s behaviour support plan
- Mentor organisation peers in functional behavioural assessment
Timeframe: Up to 12 Months
Program delivery - online: Delivery of the program will be a combination of webinars, and online education.
Mandatory sessions: The following sessions are mandatory:
- 1st Lecture
- 1st Tutorial
Orientation date: Monday June 15, 2020
Timetable: Start of Study June 15, 2020: Monday and Wednesday Evenings
The outcomes of this program meet the disability support sector needs to respond to individuals who display challenging behaviour.
The NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework was developed to establish consistency across all states and territories and promotes the need for a safe and competent workforce. This includes introducing consistent quality requirements for behaviour support practitioners to support the needs of a diverse range of clients.
The Graduate Certificate in Positive Behaviour Support leads on to the Graduate Diploma of Positive Behaviour Support.
To achieve the Graduate Certificate in Positive Behaviour Support, students must complete:
BSBLED805 - Plan and implement a mentoring program
PBSPIA801 - Provide high-level independent assessment services within a positive behaviour support framework
To gain entry into the Graduate Certificate in Positive Behaviour Support a candidate must have:
An undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Allied Health, Nursing, Human Services, Social or Behavioural Sciences or a related field.
Significant previous experience working in providing disability services, in a job role involving the self-directed application of knowledge of positive behaviour support planning and implementation, with substantial depth in this specialised area of practice and exercise of independent judgment and decision-making.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is all about the skills and knowledge you’ve collected through work and life experiences and then transferring them to current training course requirements.
RPL must take place at the start of the program after enrolling with UQ College.
Credit transfer also recognises previous formal learning (e.g. university, other qualifications).
It uses an assessment of your previous course to determine whether it can be credited to your new course. The assessment determines the extent to which your previous course is equivalent to the required learning.
This program will require 2 textbooks to be purchased by the student for the unit:
PBSPIA801 - Provide high-level independent assessment services within a positive behaviour support framework. These are:
Applied behaviour analysis (3rd ed.) By Cooper, Heron & Heward, Published by Pearson.
Functional Assessment and Program Development for Problem Behaviour: A Practical Handbook (3rd Edition) By Robert E. O'Neill, Richard W. Albin, Keith Storey, Robert H. Horner, Jeffrey R. Sprague, Published by Cengage.
Both are available in Hardcover and e-book formats.
Issuance of Qualification Award
On successful completion of the 2 Core Units of Competency, you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Positive Behaviour Support issued by UQ College.
Statement of Attainment
On completion of one unit of competency, you will receive a Statement of Attainment issued by UQ College.
Documentation Required to Enrol
One form of photographic identification is required as part of your Graduate Certificate IV in Positive Behaviour Support enrolment.
For Australian and New Zealand citizens
- A copy of your passport or driver’s licene or age Card
Holder of a permanent Visa including a Permanent Humanitarian Visa
- A copy of your Passport or Immigration Card; AND
- A copy of your Visa or letter from the Dep. of Immigration and Citizenship
If you have undertaken additional studies or achieved qualifications, we may need to assess the qualification. You may be asked to provide your Academic Record/ undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Allied Health, Nursing, Human Services, Social or Behavioural Sciences or a related field.
VET Student Handbook
To enrol in the Graduate Certificate in Positive Behaviour Support, a student will have two options:
Payment in full
Payment Plan set out below.
UQ College is giving students the option to gradually pay for your qualification over a 6-month period.
To be eligible for a payment plan you must meet the following criteria:
- You are a domestic student and over the age of 18 years.
- You have no outstanding debt with UQ College.
- You have the financial capacity to meet the payment plan instalments.
If you have difficulty meeting the payment plan instalments, please call our friendly staff on 3346 8222 who can discuss your options with you.
The Graduate Certificate in Positive Behaviour Support Payment Plan schedule:
- 1st or Initial Payment $3600
- 2nd payment within 3 months $1800
- 3rd payment within 6 months $1800
How to Apply
As you go through the Online Enrolment Form, you will receive specific instructions on each page on how to successfully complete your enrolment.
A typed signature and date will be accepted on the completed enrolment form.
The Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a reference number allocated to each person undertaking recognised training courses. It is now a requirement to have a USI number to receive your Qualification or Statement of Attainment. If you don’t already hold a USI, you will need to go to www.usi.gov.au to create one.
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