Master of Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis

Master of Education

in Applied Behaviour Analysis

Learn how applied behaviour analysis is used in clinical, school and work settings and become a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA)

Scholarships available for Applied Behaviour Analysis

The Victorian Department of Education and Training have scholarships available for this course. If you are employed in a Victorian government school you may be eligible to have your full tuition fees covered.

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Applied Behaviour Analysis is a specialisation within our Master of Education course. This specialisation is for people interested in the science and practice of applied behaviour analysis in clinical, school and work settings, and it allows graduates to become Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBAs).

You will be provided with the knowledge and tools to help people with diverse needs learn new skills, become more independent, and overcome socially important problems, using empirically-supported assessment, teaching, and intervention strategies.

You will be orientated to the field of behaviour analysis and the major theoretical and professional debates in science and practice. You will gain knowledge and expertise in the following areas:

  • principles of behaviour analysis and their application
  • identification and assessment of behaviours
  • evidence-based practices for behaviour analysts
  • experimental design for research in behaviour analysis
  • professional ethics in behaviour analysis

The units in this specialisation have theoretical and practical relevance to professionals in a range of contexts, including inclusive and special education, and the disability sector. You will be challenged to make connections between research and practice and will be equipped to pursue education-related careers and/or further study in education.

The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

The credential of Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) is a graduate-level certification in behaviour analysis. Professionals who are certified at the BCBA level are independent practitioners who provide behaviour - analytic services. BCBAs can also supervise the work of Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, Registered Behavior Technicians, and others who implement behaviour-analytic interventions.

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Dr Erin Leif explains applied behaviour analysis.

The natural science behind applied behaviour analysis