What is a behaviour support practitioner suitability assessment?
This is the assessment process that behaviour support practitioners can use to be considered suitable as an NDIS behaviour support practitioner to deliver specialist behaviour support services, including behaviour assessments and development of behaviour support plans under the NDIS. The current process under which practitioners can be considered ‘provisionally suitable’ will over time, be replaced with the practitioner suitability assessment process. This formalises the determination of suitability of practitioners, and supports the implementation of the PBS Capability Framework.
The practitioner suitability assessment involves assessment of a behaviour support practitioner against the PBS Capability Framework and an application to the NDIS Commission for consideration of suitability. Also see the fact sheet on Behaviour Support and Restrictive Practices.
The NDIS Commission has published resources that outline the assessment process and application requirements to seek suitability as an NDIS behaviour support practitioner. See Resources for practitioner suitability assessment and application.