Positive behaviour support


This course has been developed by the Department of Human Services in collaboration with Disability Professionals Victoria. This course provides health professionals with positive strategies for supporting a person who exhibits behaviours of concern that may require restrictive interventions.

Topics covered

  • Understanding Behaviour Support Plans
  • Creating Behaviour Support Plans.

Learning objectives

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Define the purpose of a Behaviour Support Plan (BSP)
  • Identify the legislative requirements relevant to creating and implementing a BSP
  • Describe the role of the Office of the Senior Practitioner in relation to behaviour support planning and restrictive intervention monitoring
  • Identify restrictive interventions
  • Identify key steps in the BSP process
  • Provide examples of interventions that may address different functions of behaviour
  • Outline a reactive strategy that fosters safety and dignity for both the client and staff
  • Identify the importance of monitoring and reviewing Behaviour Support Plans.

Business outcomes

An organisation implementing this course will:

  • Increase awareness of effective strategies for behaviour support
  • Increase compliance with legislation related to Behaviour Support Plans
  • Protect its brand and reputation from damage related to breaches of related legislation
  • Have access to cost-effective legislative training for all employees.

Target audience

This course is designed to be delivered organisation-wide. It encourages general awareness of legally compliant conduct.


Approximately one hour.

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