NEW! Designing impactful behaviour change programs

Change is hard. Unintended consequences, apathy, change fatigue…there may be a variety of reasons why your efforts to change behaviour just aren’t achieving the desired results.

In this 6-week online course 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.

Gain hands-on experience through applied activities and practical case studies from real-world projects we have conducted. Through our engaging and relevant curriculum you will learn how to measure the effectiveness of your programs and continuously improve your results, achieving the impact you are seeking.

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

This course covers:

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

Your 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. Critically appraise evaluation methods and plan for measuring intervention impact
  7. Determine appropriate communication strategies to effectively share program outcomes with stakeholders and audiences
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

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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!

I'm interested in doing the assessment. What does this involve?

There are four items of summative assessment for students registered to complete the assessed version of the course. Detailed assessment guidelines will be provided and graded by behaviour change experts. There are also opportunities for formative assessment available to all learners in the course, through short online learning checkpoints.

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 BWA 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 BWA 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.