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Undergraduate | UNE-EDSP352 | 2024

Positive Behavioural Support (Special and Inclusive Education)

Course information for 2024 intake

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Study method
Online & on-campus
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
16 weeks

Start dates

  • 26 Feb 2024
  • 24 June 2024
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About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. engage in well-informed discussion about the influences on behaviour for students with disabilities, learning difficulties and giftedness;
    2. explain multi-tiered systems of positive behaviour support in contemporary schools, with reference to school and system policies;
    3. apply evidence-based processes for the assessment of behaviour and be able to monitor and report on student behaviour in class and in everyday living contexts;
    4. design positive behaviour plans, drawing on a range of strategies for engagement, and articulating clear and appropriate learning goals for behaviours in lesson preparation; and
    5. interpret reports on significant challenging behaviour and develop a multi-tiered response to change the behaviour in an educational or everyday living context.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • UNE-SPE-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education (Primary)


Candidature in the Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education Primary. To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Placement requirements - This subject requires contact with children in an educational setting. Before entering the setting all students must have completed online Anaphylaxis training, an online Child Protection module, and have obtained a valid NSW Working with Children Check clearance (for those students wishing to complete their placement in NSW) or equivalent (for those students wishing to complete their placement outside NSW). This subject addresses Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate Stage, otherwise referred to as Graduate Teacher Standard Descriptors (GTSD).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:
    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees