Facilitator Accreditation Process
Holyoake trains individuals around Australia and internationally in the social development program called DRUMBEAT. Individuals may gain different levels of accreditation depending on a range of factors that contribute both to their own skill level in delivering the program, as well as the evidence base of the program itself.
This accreditation process has been developed to maintain the high quality of DRUMBEAT's program delivery. Only Holyoake is authorised to issue certification at any of the levels pertaining to the Holyoake DRUMBEAT Program.
The core training program known as the DRUMBEAT Facilitator Training Program consists of:
- A three day training workshop delivered by an accredited Holyoake facilitator (Master level)
- Assessed DRUMBEAT training questionnaire (able to be completed verbally where language is a barrier).
- Role play participation - active participation in DRUMBEAT training role play - day 3.
DRUMBEAT Student Co-Facilitator
DRUMBEAT has met the accreditation standards of the Certificate IV unit of group skills. This level would be used for students who undertake DRUMBEAT training as part of a Certificate IV Human Services course such as youth work or drug and alcohol studies.
Students who complete the training as part of their study are eligible for a discounted training fee (50%). Participants who gain accreditation at this level are:
- Able to co-facilitate a DRUMBEAT program with an accredited DRUMBEAT facilitator. However, they are not entitled to deliver DRUMBEAT to groups, without the presence of an accredited DRUMBEAT Facilitator
- Able to gain DRUMBEAT Facilitator status by completing two 10 session DRUMBEAT programs under the supervision of an accredited DRUMBEAT Facilitator, and submitting written evidence from that Facilitator that their skills were suitably developed to run programs themselves. That evidence will take the form of a completed Holyoake DRUMBEAT Student Co-Facilitator Declaration Form (Form A).
This is the initial level of accreditation gained upon completion of the basic 3 day facilitator training. Accreditation at this level has two stages:
- DRUMBEAT Facilitator (Provisional Accreditation) - On completion of the 3 day training program, participants are awarded Provisional Registration as a DRUMBEAT Facilitator.
- DRUMBEAT Facilitator (Full Accreditation) - the participant must deliver one 10 session DRUMBEAT program within 12 months of completion their training. On submission of the DRUMBEAT Facilitator Declaration Form to Holyoake (Form B) certifying the completion of this requirement, certification as a DRUMBEAT Facilitator will be awarded. Note that the DRUMBEAT Facilitator Declaration Form requires feedback from an accredited DRUMBEAT Facilitator who has observed at least one session. In the event that an accredited DRUMBEAT Facilitator cannot be located, the immediate line Manager may complete the assessment.
DRUMBEAT Facilitators (Full Accreditation) are entitled to:
- Deliver the Holyoake DRUMBEAT program to their clients, under the protocols of the program (e.g. - maximum group size, session content, acknowledgement of Holyoake etc)
- Teach the Holyoake DRUMBEAT program as an endorsed unit of curriculum, (WACE, SACE etc), at the secondary school level.
- Membership of the Holyoake DRUMBEAT Guild (nominal fee applies) which includes access to the DRUMBEAT Guild Membership web page that will provide:
- Capacity to promote special events featuring DRUMBEAT participants
- Name published 'Find a DRUMBEAT Facilitator in your Area' with specific information detailing their specialty (Population group) and contact information (Under consent).
- Information on a range of practice related issues including new resources, the latest evaluation studies and professional development opportunities
- an interactive question and answer page.
Participants who complete the DRUMBEAT Facilitator Training Program but whose group work skills are under-developed may not automatically be given this level of accreditation. In such circumstances, Holyoake will provide guidance and feedback to assist the participant to work towards meeting the required standards to become a DRUMBEAT Facilitator.
DRUMBEAT Senior Facilitator
DRUMBEAT Senior Facilitators must have:
- Satisfactorily completed the DRUMBEAT Facilitator Training Program
- Delivered a minimum of three 10 session DRUMBEAT programs over a two year period and provide evidence of these programs by submitting the DRUMBEAT Senior Facilitator Declaration Form (Form C)
- Provide Holyoake with an evaluation of at least one DRUMBEAT group that they have facilitated, using the Holyoake DRUMBEAT Research Report Template (Form D). The DRUMBEAT Research Report must utilise the provided DRUMBEAT data collection forms, scales and questionnaires, as well as include qualitative feedback from both participants and independent parties.
- Complete a 1 day refresher course offered by Holyoake every 24 months
- Be current members of the Holyoake DRUMBEAT Guild (when established).
DRUMBEAT Senior Facilitators are entitled to:
- Membership of the Holyoake DRUMBEAT Guild (nominal fee applies) which includes access to the DRUMBEAT Guild Membership web page
- Teach the Holyoake DRUMBEAT program as an endorsed unit of curriculum, (WACE, SACE etc), at the secondary school level
- Deliver short information workshops or presentations on the Holyoake DRUMBEAT program using prescribed Holyoake materials to interested parties. (NB: These workshops are not training sessions)
- Opportunity to participate in research projects and deliver at Conference/
DRUMBEAT Master Trainer (Not Currently Available in Australia)
DRUMBEAT Master Trainers must have:
- Completed all requirements for DRUMBEAT Senior Facilitator accreditation
- Completed a minimum of two DRUMBEAT Facilitator Training Programs as a co-presenter in conjunction with a Holyoake Master Trainer who will assess competency in accordance with prescribed criteria
- Provide annual evaluation data to Holyoake to further the program's evidence base internationally
- Sign a Memorandum of Understanding or Licensing Agreement with Holyoake regarding intellectual property ownership, accreditation requirements, data collection and financial arrangements.
DRUMBEAT Master Trainers are entitled to:
- All the benefits afforded to a DRUMBEAT Senior Facilitator including membership of the Holyoake DRUMBEAT Guild
- Train new facilitators in the Holyoake DRUMBEAT program using the DRUMBEAT Facilitator Training Program format
- Have access to DRUMBEAT train the trainer resources including PowerPoint and manuals at professional rates
- Deliver educational workshops and conference presentations on the Holyoake DRUMBEAT program
- Access Holyoake DRUMBEAT merchandise at discounted rates
- Promote their training activities on Holyoake's web site
- Link their organisation's web site to Holyoake's DRUMBEAT page
- Updated DRUMBEAT resources as they become available at professional rates.
Terms and conditions for Holyoake DRUMBEAT Accreditation are subject to change without notice. Current terms and conditions are posted on the Holyoake Website at www.holyoake.org.au
Please Note: Facilitators trained prior to January 1st 2010 are still entitled to deliver DRUMBEAT without full accreditation. Holyoake does encourage those who graduated prior to that date to recognise the benefits of accreditation and complete this process at their earliest opportunity.