NEW! Designing Impactful Behaviour Change Programs

Make real change. When we're under the pump to deliver results, there is a temptation to rely on short-cuts… arm yourself with the tools and techniques to stay focused on making a real impact.

In Designing Impactful Behaviour Change Programs, we equip you with the skills and knowledge to design, implement and test behaviour change programs, using evidence-based strategies and cutting-edge research from our qualified behavioural scientists. Unlock the power of behavioural science to create real-world impact.

Is this right for me?

This course is for you if you already have a basic understanding of behaviour change and are seeking deeper knowledge on how to design and implement programs in your work.

If you already have a behaviour you want  performed, this course will help you apply practical tools to improve your chances of making change.

For those less familiar with behaviour change methods, tools and techniques, we recommend taking Applying Behavioural Science to Create Change before pursuing this more focused course.


  • Delivered in 6 modules of learning spread across 8 weeks with three opportunities for live sessions with our behavioural scientists
  • Self-paced and fully online with no assessment tasks assigned
  • Participation in weekly discussion forums is required for course completion. Learners can expect approximately 8 hours of study commitment per week

Online live sessions (September 2023 intake):

  • July 30, 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
  • August 20, 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
  • September 3, 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

What's covered:

Designing behaviour change programs and interventions:

  1. Preparing for intervention/program design
  2. Investigating behavioural drivers
  3. Using co-design techniques
  4. Intervention prioritisation and implementation
  5. Ethical consideration

Evaluating and measuring your behaviour change programs:

  1. Pre- and post- control designs
  2. Developing data collection methods, including survey design, interview question design and facilitation, and observation checklists
  3. Harnessing communication to disseminate complex ideas to influence change
  4. Data analysis

Learning outcomes:

  1. Review foundational principles of applied behavioural science 
  2. Draw from audience insights and evidence-based frameworks to select intervention types 
  3. Design behavioural interventions incorporating ‘nudge’ techniques and general behaviour change approaches
  4. Reflect on the ethical implications and principles of influencing and measuring behaviour change 
  5. Identify and apply selection criteria to prioritise intervention designs for effective implementation 
  6. Identify appropriate outcomes to measure intervention impact
  7. Critically apply evaluation methods to draw reliable conclusions
  8. Determine appropriate communication strategies to effectively share program outcomes with stakeholders and audiences

Upon completion of the course, you will receive:

  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Professional Development digital badge.

Create the change you seek. Register to our course today.

When we're under the pump to deliver results quickly the temptation to rely on short-cuts is real. This course reinforced the notion that by continuing to do the things we've done before - without any supporting evidence that it will be effective - may prove costly in the long-term. I recommend checking out BehaviourWorks Australia's offerings, it will be worth your time.

Jo Gallyot

Transformation Change Management Lead

Got a question about our education programs?

Please check our frequently asked questions. If you can’t see an answer there -
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Frequently asked questions

What format of course do you run?

Our training portfolio offers a variety of opportunities to suit a wide range of needs, from half-day or two day short introduction or foundation programs, a 15 hour skills development course (toolbox series/short courses) to an eight week bootcamp, and our 12 week accredited program. We also welcome applications for our doctoral program for the truly behaviour obsessed!

What is a digital badge?

Digital badges are a widely used and reputable method of verifying your learning. By sharing your digital badge (usually a small graphic linked to details about your course or credential), you can demonstrate your skills, build trust with your prospective employers and your professional network, and enhance your personal brand and your career.

Through your badge, you can also create a printable course certificate. Here you can find out more about Digital Credentials at Monash.

What is the difference between assessed and non-assessed?

Our Applying Behavioural Science to Create Change course can be completed with or without assessment. Detailed assessment information can be found here.

There are also opportunities for formative assessment available to all learners in the course, provided by behaviour change experts, through short online learning checkpoints. There is no requirement for students to complete assessments if they are registered to the non-assessed version of the course .

Learners who successfully meet all assessment requirements of the assessed version of the course are eligible to apply for six credit points for the equivalent Masters unit (ENS5520 – Understanding Human Behaviour to Influence Change) on admission to the Master of Environment and Sustainability at Monash University.

Program fees:
Assessed: $2,500 inc. GST
Non-assessed: $2,200 inc. GST

Can you provide training for my organisation?

We have specialist courses for organisations, from a coaching and mentoring team-based bootcamp to bespoke, tailored programing to meet identified needs within your team. Please get in touch to discuss you requirements.

How often do the courses run?

We have a calendar of delivery dates for open to market offerings. If there is something you are interested in that is not in the calendar, let us know!

What makes your course different to a traditional university course?

All BehaviourWorks Australia programs focus on providing our participants with the knowledge and confidence to apply practical behaviour change tools and methods in their workplace/life.

Who runs the course?

All our courses are delivered by the experienced and engaging BehaviourWorks Australia applied research team. The researchers are all engaged with cutting-edge projects with clients, using evidence based behavioural science to address real world problems. This means we draw on live examples and personally developed case studies in the programs.

How much experience do I need to participate?

We offer programs to suit everyone, from those who are just starting to explore behaviour change and what it offers, to those who have already been applying in their work and want to boost their toolkit, to organisations who want to support their own behavioural insights team.

Is behaviour change applicable to my industry?

Understanding WHO needs to DO WHAT differently, and exploring why people do the things they do, is at the heart of many government departments, industries and life itself! All our work is underpinned by the Sustainable Development Goals, and we work across sectors including health, societal equity, financial development and environmental protection. If you work with people and problems, a behavioural perspective could be extremely helpful in increasing your program or policy effectiveness.

I am not based in Victoria - do you have any online offerings?

Yes! We have online courses with the same content and same fantastic interactive delivery techniques as our face to face programs. We design our online programs with flexibility in mind, so that working professionals and others can easily access the content at a time that suits their needs.