Managing Challenging Behaviours Professional Learning

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

The Managing Challenging Behaviours Professional Learning suite was developed in partnership with the University of Melbourne. The courses are designed to support teachers to meet the diverse needs of their students and limit the incidence and impact of complex behaviours in the classroom. The courses provides teachers with:

  • a theoretical understanding of the causes and triggers of complex and challenging behaviours
  • research-validated classroom and whole-school strategies that focus on preventative practices
  • skills and knowledge to maintain safe, orderly and inclusive environments for meaningful learning.

Managing Challenging Behaviours (MCB) Champions

In 2013, over 480 staff from Victorian schools, including Catholic and Independent sectors completed the course and were awarded a certificate of completion that recognised 20-hours of professional learning and the opportunity to become their school's MCB Champion.  MCB Champions now have free and unlimited access to the Blended Learning (BL) Course and its resources and can use it as a professional learning tool with their schools and networks.

The Department of Education and Training has since trained an additional 300 school leaders and allied health professionals as MCB BLCourse Champions.

Champions who completed the workshop are expected to deliver the BL course and provide support to their school and/or networks on managing challenging behaviour.

Schools wishing to undertake the BL Course should contact student.engagement@edumail.vic.gov.au to find an existing Champion near you to lead you through the online course.

Managing Challenging Behaviours - online course

An abridged version of the BL course content is also available for staff from all Victorian schools.  Participants can register for free and complete the online course independently and in their own time. On successful completion, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion (self-print) that recognises 6-hours of professional learning.

To access the online course participants will be required to set up an account before logging in at: Behaviour Support @ DET