Working with Primary School Aged Students with Autism

This course is designed for education support staff working with primary school aged students with autism in a school setting. You will develop skills and strategies to fulfil your role based on a sound knowledge of the features of autism that impact on student learning.

Topics covered

  • Definitions and characteristics of autism spectrum disorder
  • The impact of autism on families
  • The child with autism in the classroom
  • Communication skills
  • Social skills
  • Understanding and addressing behavioural difficulties associated with autism
  • Working to develop positive strategies
  • The behavioural intervention framework.


Evening classes of three hours per week over three weeks.

When and where

March 10, 17, 24
(3 x Tuesday evenings)
5.30 - 8.30pm
Clayton campus

October 7, 14, 21
(3 x Wednesday evenings)
5.30 - 8.30pm
Clayton campus


$350 (GST free)


This course has no prerequisites; however, it is most relevant for people working with students with autism.


There is no assessment associated with this course. Minimum class attendance is required.


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