Applied Behaviour Analysis - D6015

Applied Behaviour Analysis

Master degree

The Master of Applied Behaviour Analysis is for those interested in the science and practice of applied behaviour analysis in clinic, home, school and work settings.

You will be provided with the knowledge and tools to help people with diverse needs to 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. Through the core applied behaviour analysis units, you will gain knowledge and expertise which have theoretical and practical relevance to professionals in a range of contexts, including early intervention, general education, inclusive and special education, and specialised behaviour support.

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® 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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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Note:

Domestic students: This on-campus course is delivered in flexible mode. Students can choose to engage via a fully online offering or to combine this with attendance at the face-to-face component if they are able and interested.

Duration
  • 2 years (full time)
  • 4 years (part time)
Start date
First semester (February) and Second semester (July)
Qualification
Master of Applied Behaviour Analysis
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Entry level 1:
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least a credit (60%) average.

Entry level 2:
Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least a credit (60%) average and a minimum of two years of full time equivalent relevant professional experience

Or

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Education or a related discipline as relevant to the specialisation with at least a credit (60%) average

Or

A four-year Australian undergraduate honours degree or an Australian graduate certificate or an Australian graduate diploma (or equivalent) with at least a credit (60%) average

Or

An Australian master's degree (or equivalent) with at least a credit (60%) average.

Entry level 3:
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time (48 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Education or a related discipline as relevant to the specialisation with at least a credit (60%) average and a minimum of two years of full time equivalent relevant professional experience

Or

A four-year Australian undergraduate honours degree or an Australian graduate certificate or an Australian graduate diploma (or equivalent) with at least a credit (60%) average and a minimum of two years of full time equivalent relevant professional experience

Or

A four-year Australian undergraduate honours degree or an Australian graduate certificate or an Australian graduate diploma (or equivalent) in Education or a related discipline as relevant to the specialisation with at least a credit (60%) average

Or

An Australian master's degree (or equivalent) with at least a credit (60%) average and a minimum of two years of full time equivalent relevant professional experience

Or

An Australian master's degree (or equivalent) in Education or a related discipline as relevant to the specialisation with at least a credit (60%) average.

Changes to the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB) certification

The BACB currently accepts certification applications from individuals regardless of their country of residence. Effective January 1, 2023, only individuals who reside in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom* may apply for BACB certification. BACB certificants who obtained their certification prior to January 1, 2023 may maintain their certification indefinitely as long as they meet recertification requirements. Additional information about this change can be found on the BACB website.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

The course is structured in three parts: Part A. Orientation to education, Part B. Professional studies in ABA, and Part C. Professional inquiry. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A and some units from Part C.

Note: If you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit and complete one of the higher credit-point options.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code D6015.

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Applications for Semester one (February) 2021 open on 1 August, 2020. Applications will close on 22 January, 2021

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code D6015.

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Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$24,800

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.