Supporting ākonga with conduct disorder

Build your skill in working with ākonga who often present with challenging behaviour.

Why this course is relevant for teacher aides

In this course you will be introduced to a range of behaviour disorders. These disorders often include challenging behaviour. We will discuss the characteristics of each disorder and factors in the classroom and in the playground that can affect the behaviour.

We will then talk about useful, easy-to-implement practical strategies that will help you to manage challenging behaviour.

What to expect

This is a self-directed online course. You work through it at your own pace.

The online course takes you through the key things you need to know about supporting ākonga with conduct disorders. You will learn about conduct disorders and practical strategies you can use as a teacher aide.

You will be supported by your facilitator as you work through the online course. They will give you feedback on discussions and can answer any questions.

Learning outcomes

You will:

  • gain knowledge of the language and terms associated with disruptive, impulse control, and conduct disorders, including attention deficit with hyperactivity disorder

  • contribute to discussion on the characteristics of a range of these disorders

  • understand the environmental factors that impact on behaviour associated with conduct disorders

  • develop a range of positive behaviour support strategies to prevent escalation of behaviour

  • learn inclusive and culturally responsive ways to respond to behavioural challenges

  • develop knowledge of skills required when working in culturally appropriate ways with whānau and tamariki with conduct disorders

Who this course is for

This course is suitable for grade A, B, C, or D teacher aides.

How this course is delivered

This is an online course.

How this course aligns to the Teacher Aide Competencies

This course connects to these competencies:

  • neurodiversity

  • behaviour

  • inclusion

  • wellbeing

  • learning support

  • cultural competence

  • professional skills

How much time to complete this course

This course will take you about three hours to complete. You can work at your own pace. You have one school term to complete this course.

Your investment

This workshop costs $200 + GST per participant.

Teacher aides who have applied for funding from the Ministry of Education. Please note you will NOT be able to enrol unless you have received your teacher aides' application reference number (ARN). This number is needed to register for this course.

For information on the process of applying for Ministry funding and to access the full terms and conditions, including details on possible travel costs, please visit the Ministry of Education’s website.

Easy to follow application process

Click on the image below to see the easy to follow Teacher aide MOE PLD application process.

Teacher aide MOE PLD application process

MOE PLD funding flowchart

Registrations are open

Location: Online

Time: When it suits you