The Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework

The Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework focuses on the knowledge and skills that underpin contemporary evidence-based practice. It reflects the diversity and variation of the sector’s capability in delivering behaviour support, and provides a pathway for recognition and professional progression for behaviour support practitioners.

The aim of the Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework is to strengthen the safeguards for people receiving behaviour support, and to demonstrate a commitment to the reduction and elimination of restrictive practices. It establishes clear expectations for behaviour support practitioners and assists them to move towards a higher standard of practice. The framework has four practitioner levels – core, proficient, advanced and specialist.

Assessment against the Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework will form the basis for determining suitability as an NDIS behaviour support practitioner. Behaviour support practitioners who have been considered ‘provisionally suitable’ as NDIS behaviour support practitioners to deliver behaviour support services will be notified by the NDIS Commission when they are required to go through the assessment process.

For more information and resources associated with the Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework, see