Understanding behaviour and implementing positive behavioural strategies is vital to effective classroom management. Even more important, is when a school community adopts a whole school approach to the issue of behaviour.

Improving student academic and behaviour outcomes is facilitated when all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioural practices and interventions possible.

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a framework that guides selection, integration and implementation of the best evidence based practices that benefits all students. This course provides an understanding of what PBS is and how this approach can improve behavioural and academic outcomes. Additionally, by adopting this approach, schools can create a culture where everyone is valued and succeeds.


Teacher, Leadership and support staff.

Teaching Standards

4.3.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Manage challenging behaviour: Manage challenging behaviour by establishing and negotiating clear expectations with students, and address discipline issues promptly, fairly and respectfully.

7.3.2 Proficient Level - Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community - Engage with the parents/carers: Establish and maintain respectful collaborative relationships with parents/ carers regarding their children’s learning and wellbeing

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au for more details.


Karina Barley

Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioural, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.In addition, Ms Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought-after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.She is now undertaking her PhD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.