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 practitioners.

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

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

The Assessment Resource Toolkit is in development. It outlines tools and resources to enable behaviour support practitioners to conduct a self-assessment against this framework and collect evidence that supports the assessment. The Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework has four practitioner levels – core, proficient, advanced or specialist.