How to become a behaviour support practitioner

Currently ‘behaviour support practitioner’ is not a title protected by law (like a Psychologist or Nurse), and there are no legally required qualifications in order to use that title and to engage in practice. Nevertheless, some state-based insurers refer only to practitioners who have an allied health qualification. The NDIS does not have that requirement. BSPA maintains that behaviour support work does require a specialist skillset, and PBS-specific training and qualifications are recommended.

Behaviour support under the NDIS

To be a Behaviour Support Practitioner under the NDIS, there are NDIS RULES and a self-assessment process to determine your suitability to practice according to the PBS Capability Framework.

Other insurers

The requirements of insurers (such as road-accident insurance) differ from state to state, and they may require that someone have an allied-health or related qualification to be funded for behaviour support intervention services. The insurer should be contacted directly to determine requirements for practitioner participation.