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VET NDIS Masterclass: Communication for People who have Complex Communication Needs and Behaviours of Concern

22nd Aug 2019 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
VET Development Centre, Level 8 379 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria Australia 3000


VDC is working with Scope to develop this program.
The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) has funded the VET Development Centre (VDC) to develop and deliver specific professional learning for Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Learn Local provider teachers, trainers and assessors delivering National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) qualifications. This training is part of a suite of quality initiatives under Victorian Government’s Keeping our Sector Strong: Victoria’s Workforce Plan for the rollout of the NDIS.

Who can attend?:

The masterclass is for Victorian VET and Learn Local Organisation trainers and assessors, leaders, managers, curriculum managers and coordinators delivering NDIS related qualifications (Certificate III in Individual Support; Certificate IV in Disability; Certificate IV in Mental Health; Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work; Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance).

Topics Covered

  • Behaviours of Concern
  • Why do they occur?
  • Restrictive Interventions
  • Functional Behavioural Assessment
  • The relationship between Communication and Behaviours of Concern
  • Positive Behavioural Support
  • Assessing a person’s functional level of communication
  • Communication and other strategies for supporting Behaviours of Concern


Victoria Zainal

Victoria is a Senior Speech Pathologist with over 25 years of experience in the Positive Behaviour Support Service with Scope. Victoria has worked in various areas including a combination of direct assessment and support of clients, consultation, staff mentoring and coaching, providing training, writing and reviewing behaviour support plans as well as planning and implementation of individualised augmented and alternative communication systems. Victoria is particularly interested in the use of Key Word Signing and low-tech communication strategies for the people with whom she works.



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