Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour

This course will help you understand some of the underlying issues that may lead to students exhibiting challenging behaviours. It provides a model for managing students' challenging behaviour, along with specific, related strategies designed to support you in dealing with these behaviours in mainstream  settings. While this course is applicable across all year levels, it focuses on primary aged students.

Topics covered

  • Resilience and risk factors in children
  • Understanding behavioural problems including developmental disorders such as: Autism, Asperger's, ADHD, Conduct Disorder
  • The impact of learning problems
  • Mental health issues such as anxiety
  • Peer and social issues
  • Behaviour Management Models
  • Proactive versus reactive
  • Differentiating between behaviours
  • Specific strategies
  • Links with Restorative Justice
  • The Behaviour Management Plan
  • Whole school approach


$480 (GST free)

Course length

Evening classes of two and a half hours per week over six weeks.

Dates and venues for 2019

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5
(6 x Wednesday evenings) 
5.30 - 8pm
Clayton Campus

July 24, 31,
August 7, 14, 21, 28
(6 x Wednesday evenings) 
5.30 - 8pm
Clayton Campus


There are no prerequisites for this course.


  • Your presenter will identify a variety of practical tasks during the course.
  • Minimum class attendance required - check with course presenter.


You will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Faculty of Education, Monash University.