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Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

Improving student academic and behaviour outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioural practices and interventions possible.  PBS provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes.

PBS builds a continuum of supports for staff and students.  At each level (or tier) there is an emphasis on outcomes in the form of agreed expectations for student and staff behaviour, and data to guide decision-making about what practices should be put in place to support student learning and social behaviour.  There is equal emphasis on the system supports that will be needed to build fluency with new or revised practice among all teachers and staff within the school.

PBS is supported by a three-tiered model as follows:


Sourced with permission from the Center on Positive Behavioural Interventions (OSEP) and Supports (2014)


Tier 3        Intensive practices and systems for students whose behaviours have been documented as not responsive at tiers 1 and 2.  Individualised to the specific needs and strengths of the student.
Tier 2 Specialised practices and systems for students whose behaviours have been documented as not responsive at tier 1.  Generally provided in a standardised manner in small student groupings.
Tier 1

Practices and systems for all students and staff implemented across all school settings.

For more information on how to access and implement PBS, see the PBS for Principals brochure.  In addition, please contact the School of Special Educational Needs: Behaviour and Engagement (SSEN:BE) on 9402 6200 to submit a Request for Service.

SSEN:BE Program Coordinators:

Andrew Higginbottom Susan Boylen
M: 0491 227 450  T: 9402 6139 0491 220 419  T: 9402 6461


Positive Behaviour Support

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