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Certificate of Behaviour Management


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

If you work in education or in any setting with children or young people this professional development course is an ideal program for you.

The Certificate of Behaviour Management will give you proven behaviour management strategies to guide responsible behaviour of children and young people within an education context. You will discover a range of strategies to help children self-regulate their behaviour in a safe and supportive environment.

In this online behaviour management course, you will learn about different developmental stages, learning styles, developmental changes, learning difficulties and understand how to apply flexible and positive support techniques to meet the educational needs of children and young people. You will also discover the tools and techniques required to support both individual and group plans for developing cooperative behaviour.

On completion of this online course, you will feel confident in your ability to use proven strategies and techniques to manage the behaviour of children and young people in a positive and supportive way.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Support behaviour of children and young people

  • Safe and support environments
  • Six principles of NQS
  • Learning styles
  • Participation
  • Inclusive language and gender
  • Cultural diversity
  • Adapting to differences
  • Development challenges
  • Mental health issues
  • Learning difficulties and disorders
  • Environmental factors
  • Flexibility
  • Positive support techniques
  • Behaviour expectations
  • Enforcement and self-control
  • Effective guidelines
  • CRC approach
  • ADD/ADHD guidelines
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Communication techniques
  • Redirecting behaviour
  • Defusing situations
  • Data collection / recording observations
  • Scatter plots
  • ABC charts
  • Anecdotal notes
  • Problem behaviour questionnaires
  • Additional support needs
  • Behaviour management
  • Goals and objectives
  • Identify areas of concern
  • Personalised support plans
  • Plan fundamentals
  • The implementation process
  • Monitor new strategies
  • Adapt support levels
  • Body language and behavioural cues
  • Signs of distress

Unit 2 - Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour

  • Initiate strategies
  • Managing behaviour
  • Limits and rules
  • Effective guidelines
  • Developmental stages
  • Consequences
  • Cultural background
  • Family background
  • Developing guidelines
  • Collaborative approach
  • Responding to behaviour
  • Attention seeking
  • Review behaviour
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Function of behaviour
  • Confidentiality issues
  • Factors influencing behaviour
  • Communication and interaction
  • Documenting behaviour
  • Personal triggers
  • Environmental triggers
  • Routines and timetables
  • Primary behavioural goals
  • Reporting to parents
  • Meeting children’s needs
  • Long / short term plans
  • Long term objectives
  • Short term objectives
  • Goal setting
  • Learned behaviour
  • Promote positive behaviour
  • Policies and procedures
  • Behaviour management policy
  • Working with families
  • Behaviour disorders
  • Positive environments
  • Work related stress
  • Evaluation
  • Feedback


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Certificate Course



  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • 12 months’ access. Free extensions may be available upon application.
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

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Professional Development For:

  • School Teacher
  • Teacher’s Aide
  • Classroom Support Officer
  • Includes 12 months access
  • Full up-front payment only