Why become an ABA therapist?

Because families with autism need you! Because it’s a rewarding carer and because there is a shortage of ABA Therapists in Australia.

Typically families embark on an ABA program as an early intervention measure, however ABA can be applied across the life span.

The role of the ABA therapist is pivotal in helping individuals with autism learn how to learn. Supported by a highly-skilled and highly-educated team, ABA therapists work daily with individuals with autism: teaching, educating, guiding, supporting, coaching.

As a trained ABA therapist you’ll share responsibility for delivering the ABA curriculum, which has been tailored specifically for the child in your care. This means you’ll play a significant role in each child’s learning and development. For anyone who loves kids, there is perhaps no better reward. But don’t just take it from us, let’s hear what existing ABA therapists have to say …

With NDIS funding for autism, there’s currently a copious amount of work and a corresponding shortage of ABA therapists. Choose your hours, work days, work location, and families by working as a self-employed therapist. Or find employment with an ABA Service Provider or disability agency and reap the rewards that come with employment. Either way, there’s an option that suits and a job with your name on it.

And with three training delivery methods, there’s an ABA therapy training session to suit your circumstances.

Tailored insurance for ABA therapists

Cover yourself for all events and situations by purchasing an ABA therapist policy today from Gallagher Insurance.

  • Foundations of ABA (Lived Streamed)

    Live Streamed
    Students, Career changers, Allied Health and disability support workers
    October and November; Final Sessions for 2022
    3-days training
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    Previously known as ‘Level 1 ABA Therapist Training’

    An introductory training on ABA and Autism, and delivered live via Zoom.

    With 18 hours of training (facilitator led via ZOOM), ABA Therapist Training will help upskill you in three days.

    Suitable for university students, career changers, educators/aides, allied health workers, and disability support workers. This introductory course opens the door to a career in (or greater understanding of) ABA.

    As a facilitator-led course you can expect role plays, interactivity, and the chance to get all your questions answered by a subject matter expert.

    Course requirements: a PC or laptop, an internet connection, and access to a printer.

  • Level 2 ABA Therapist Training (Lived Streamed)

    Live Streamed
    ABA Therapists who have been working for over 12 months and/or people with knowledge of Autism and an awareness of ABA concepts
    TBA
    2-days training
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    The aim of this level 2 course is to further upskill people with a good introductory knowledge of an ABA-based program by developing a stronger understanding of key areas in ABA. This course is for you if you’re a therapist who has been working in an ABA-based program, wants to improve your therapy skills, are a hands-on ABA parent looking for further opportunities to develop your ABA skills, or an allied health professional interested in taking your knowledge of ABA to the next level. This course will provide a more in-depth understanding of many concepts covered in the Level 1 ABA Therapist Training course. During this course, participants can learn how ABA can be used to build a picture of situations that can sometimes make therapy sessions challenging for students and therapists alike and develop skills to begin problem-solving these challenges.


    WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

    • Provide an introduction to the foundation upon which ABA is built. 
    • Discuss ABA in a contemporary Australian context.
    • Identify progressive aspects of ABA-based interventions.
    • Provide practical training in specific teaching and behaviour management strategies (many on the RBT 2nd edition task list)
  • Making it Work as an ABA Therapist (Online)

    Online
    Students, career changers, allied health and disability support workers
    Start anytime
    30hrs ( 19 modules )
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    With 19 modules and 30 hours of training, Making it Work as an ABA Therapist is the full training deck!

    Suitable for university students, career changers, educators/aides, allied health, and disability support workers.

    With 24/7 access for 45-days, you’re purchasing total control of your learning schedule and pace.

    With a shortage of ABA therapists in Australia, this is a great time to train to become a therapist.

    Course requirements: a PC or laptop and a fast internet connection.

  • ABA Therapist Training (Face-to-Face)

    In Person
    Students, career changers, allied health and disability support workers
    NA
    21hrs ( 11 modules )

    With 11 modules and 21 hours of training, ABA Therapist Training will upskill you in three days.

    Suitable for university students, career changers, educators/aides, allied health workers, and disability support workers. This introductory course opens the door to a career in (or greater understanding of) ABA.

    As a facilitator-led course you can expect role plays, interactivity, and the chance to get all your questions answered by a subject matter expert. Taught over consecutive days, this course comes with a training manual, and printed slides and handouts.