OLT – Understanding and Supporting Behaviour

Learning Focus
Disability and Accessibility
Online / Self-paced
Start Date

Available anytime

By clicking ‘EOI – OLT – Understanding and Supporting Behaviour’ you will register an Expression of Interest in the next available course, and you will be placed on a waitlist.

Please express an interest in NO MORE THAN TWO OLT courses at a time.

Program Description

This course aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of all those working with children and young people with behavioural difficulties to support inclusive practice. The key message of this course is that behaviour is learnt and that more appropriate behaviour can be supported in a positive way.

Learn about behaviour, including its definition and influences, understand the impact of relationships and learn the importance of a whole school approach to positive behaviour management and support.

Assessment for Learning
Learn how to assess individual needs arising from behavioural difficulties, explore the definitions of difficult behaviour, identify a variety of influences and understand how individual learning needs can lead to inappropriate behaviour.

Explore a range of adjustments to support students with behavioural difficulties and relate them to the needs of the individual to create your own interventions strategy.

Case Studies
View real video examples that illustrate the needs of the individual, the interventions implemented and their resulting progress.

Program Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what makes behaviour challenging for teachers and students
  • Describe the theories about behaviours, and how they’ve shaped education practice
  • Reflect on their own thinking and assumptions about behaviour
  • Describe the internal and external influences that can place additional pressures on students
  • Review school learning environments to identify where improvements can be made
  • Use Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to assess whether students’ basic needs are being met
  • Utilise an ABC approach to assess the function of behaviour
  • Assess the impact of the incentives and sanctions used in their setting
  • Create comfortable and interesting learning environments
  • Employ strategies that establish ground rules, influence groups and support students with additional learning needs
  • Draw on a range of scripts and communication strategies to influence positive student behaviour
  • Set SMART goals and implement strategies to manage and support behaviour
Australian Professional Standards


  • Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn,
  • Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning,
  • Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments,
  • Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning,
  • Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


  • Leading teaching and learning,
  • Developing self and others,
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
Location, Date & Time

The program is delivered Online as a self-paced course

Enrolment is open as an Expression of Interest. Successful candidates will be contacted and sent a link to the Online Training Australia course platform.