Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Postgraduate Certificate of Emotional and Behavioural Support in Education

6 months
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The Graduate Certificate in Emotional and Behavioural Support in Education at University of Newcastle takes a multidisciplinary approach in upskilling and educating students. 


This Graduate Certificate in Emotional and Behavioural Support in Education at University of Newcastle will allow you to examine a range of approaches to managing individual student emotional and behaviour needs including creating, monitoring and evaluating individual students and working with stakeholders in addressing academic and social needs. You’ll also explore how to implement a behaviour change program.

This program focuses on collaboration, consultation, negotiation, and interdisciplinary teams related to children and young people with disabilities, their families and allied health practitioners, while examining policy development and application, curriculum, and personalised learning.

It will prepare you to successfully meet the needs of children and young people with emotional and/or behavioural needs in education settings.

Career opportunities

The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Emotional and Behavioural Support in Education prepares graduates for a diverse range of roles. It will position you as an expert in special needs, whether that focus is on face-to-face education and support, curriculum development, or working with those with additional emotional and behavioural needs.

For those with a teaching qualification, you will be proficiently equipped with skills and knowledge to assess student needs and abilities and to address identified learning difficulties or challenge-specific areas. Your learning journey will empower you to apply research-based strategies to your curriculum or professional context.

For graduates with a prior degree in an allied health related field – you can be part of a brighter future in community or support services.

Upon completion of the program, qualified teachers will have the opportunity to embark on career pathways in special or inclusive education settings or early childhood intervention services. Career pathways for those with an allied health degree include special care worker, developmental support worker, community/disability support worker, or therapeutic support staff.

Programme Structure

Students must Complete the following 40 units of core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program:

  • Assessment, Programming and Intervention in Behaviour Problems
  • Whole School Approaches to Supporting Student Behaviour
  • Using Resources in Behaviour Problems
  • Challenging Behaviour and Positive Support

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Entry into the Graduate Certificate in Emotional and Behavioural Support in Education will be available to applicants who have:

  • 4 year Bachelors Degree; or
  • 3 year Bachelors Degree; or
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma in a related field/discipline and 2 years relevant work experience; or
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma in an unrelated field/discipline and 3 years relevant work experience; or 
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience in a related field/discipline.

Related fields/discipline areas are:

  • Teaching or Early Childhood Education
  • Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, or Social Work
  • Mental Health Care, Disability Support, or Community Care
  • Art or Music Therapy
CRICOS Provider 00109J

Tuition Fee

  • National students are Commonwealth Supported.

Living costs for Newcastle

1333 - 2400 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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