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Master of Applied Behaviour Analysis

Postgraduate | GRF-ABA-MAS | 2024

Work positively and effectively in the best interests of clients

Enhance your work in health, education, and community settings. Make confident and ethical decisions backed by professional skills. You’ll learn how to measure and assess clients’ behaviour, and how to intervene and steer positive change in their lives.

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Approx. 1.5 years full time or part time equivalent
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Master of Applied Behaviour Analysis

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Career opportunities

Students who complete the Master of Applied Behaviour Analysis will typically apply their knowledge and skills in one of three ways.

  1. Students may use their training to enhance their existing professional capacity as teachers and allied health clinicians.
  2. Students may apply their training to everyday life such as parents and caregivers raising children with developmental disabilities.
  3. Successful completion of this Masters would fulfil two of the three requirements for sitting the external exam to become a Board Certified Behaviour Analysists (BCBA) or Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA).

Professional recognition

The Association for Behaviour Analysis International (ABAI) has approved the set of four ABA courses as a Verified Course Sequence. This means that the degree program is recognised by the international certification body (Behavior Analyst Certification Board) responsible for running the external BCBA and BCaBA exams.

Verified Course Sequence: The Association for Behaviour Analysis International (ABAI) has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behaviour Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst® examination: 7801AHS, 7802AHS, 7803AHS,7804AHS. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. Students should refer to the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB) for full requirements.

Professional Certification: Currently, certification for behaviour analysis practitioners (e.g. Board Certified Behaviour Analyst) is administered internationally, by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB, based in the USA). Students should refer to BACB website for a full explanation and speak with program staff if you have any questions regarding credentialing and career pathways.

Career outlook

Health and Welfare Services Managers:
Over $120K
Human Resource Professionals:
$75K to $93K
Social Workers:
$75K to $93K

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