The Pyramid Model promotes high quality evidence-based early educator practice in line with the Early Years Learning Framework. Educators’ use of Pyramid Model practices increases the social-emotional competencies of all children, of the group as a whole, and of children with behavioural challenges. The Pyramid Model is also designed to help educators support parents and liaise with other professionals in supporting families, as part of a positive behaviour support team.

  • Universal Supports – Tier 1 – Module 1
    • Nurturing & Responsive Relationships
    • High Quality Supportive Environments
  • Secondary Prevention – Tier 2 – Module 2
    • Targeted Social Emotional Supports
  • Tertiary Intervention – Tier 3 – Modules 3a & 3b
    • Individualised Intensive Interventions
      • Determining the Meaning of Challenging Behaviour (3a)
      • Developing a Behaviour Support Plan (3b)
    • Leadership Training – Module 4
      • Essential Leadership Strategies for Supporting Children’s Social and Emotional Development and Addressing Challenging Behaviour
      • Adopting the Pyramid Model with Fidelity

There are a wide range of educator learning options, including:

  • Introductory Pyramid Model Training
  • Full Pyramid Model Training
  • eModule Training
  • Practice Based Coaching incl. Teaching Pyramid Observation Tools (TPOT) training and assessments
  • Program and Capacity Building Training & Assistance
  • Organisation and Leadership Training & Assistance
  • Practice Based Coaching Training
  • Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT™) and the Teaching Pyramid Infant Toddler Rating Scale (TPITOS) Tool Training

Pyramid Model training and coaching is offered face-to-face and online.

There are set dates for training as well as the capacity to schedule training and coaching to best suit your service, cluster or region. PMA can work with your service and Early Childhood Improvement Branch to help meet minimum numbers.




More information and scheduled dates are available on our training & workshop events page.


The online coaching provides reading revision, clarification of proposed strategies and discussion with participant educators about any issues/queries they have around using the strategies. A maximum of 8-10 educators per session allows for everyone to contribute in this 2 hour session or 1 ½ hour session with follow up email included ($380/session/team)

Face-to-face coaching support – Each session involves observation for two hours including, if requested by the educator, direct prompting or modelling of approaches, followed by a ½-1 hour discussion after the session about topics that arise and then an email confirmatory follow-up. Practice-based coaching is driven by the educator, highly respectful of them, their learning style, needs and circumstances.  The number of sessions depends on funding and needs. More than one session is preferable, usually 6-16. The sessions would be at regular intervals such as weekly, fortnightly or monthly. These sessions include ‘running’ T-POT observations which are brief Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT; TPITOS) observations. ($660 face-to-face coaching (3.5 hours incl email follow-up).

Assessment of educator implementation of practices involves a more formalised T-POT observation (Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool) which includes 2 hours observation and a follow up ½ hour interview. A total of at least 5 hours time is required, including a follow-up email and report. $885 per formal assessment.

To find out more about our training and coaching services, please email Pyramid Model Australia or call 0450 631 618

You may also be interested in our ePyramid online learning groups and modules or our upcoming training and workshop events.