Understanding and managing challenging behaviour - PDD1011

This introductory course will help you understand some of the underlying issues that may lead to primary aged 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.


$590 (GST free)

Topics covered

  • Resilience and risk factors in children
  • Understanding behavioural issues including developmental disorders such as: Autism, Asperger's, ADHD, Conduct Disorder
  • The impact of learning difficulties
  • Mental health issues such as anxiety
  • Peer and social issues
  • Defining challenging behaviour and looking at labels
  • Functions of behaviour- what is the challenging behaviour communicating?
  • Functional Behavioural Assessment (Tool that help us understand the WHY of challenging behaviours)
  • Triggers
  • Positive replacement behaviours (Teaching replacement behaviours and more preferable responses)
  • Effective Classroom Management Practices
  • PBIS (Positive Behaviour Intervention Support) and Restorative Practices
  • Positive relationships
  • Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Inclusivity and Disability Standards
  • Anger de-escalation


This program is designed for mainstream primary school teachers, pre-service teachers and other educators and support staff.


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


This course references the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST): 1, 3, 4 and 6.

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