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
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).
DRUMBEAT Facilitators (Full Accreditation) are entitled to:
This is the initial level of accreditation gained upon completion of the basic 3 day facilitator training. Accreditation at this level has two stages:
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 Page that provides:
- Capacity to promote special events featuring DRUMBEAT participants
Name published on our 'Find a DRUMBEAT Facilitator'
page with specific information detailing their specialty and contact information (Under consent).
Free access to program delivery resources such as questionnaires and feedback forms
The opportunity submit reports on your DRUMBEAT experiences and view those from other facilitators around the country
A place to submit and view DRUMBEAT Final Performance videos.
- 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 DRUMBEATFacilitator.
DRUMBEAT Senior Facilitators must have:
DRUMBEAT Senior Facilitators are entitled to:
- 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 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.
Membership of the Holyoake DRUMBEAT Guild
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
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
*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.