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.

We have developed an Easy Read resource about the Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework for NDIS participants.

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 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. The Self-assessment Resource Guide for the Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework is now available. 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.

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.