Flinders Accredited Trainer Program
Become a Flinders Accredited Trainer
The Flinders Accredited Trainer two-day workshop is for participants who have completed training and achieved a certificate of Competence in the Flinders Chronic Condition Management Program (Flinders Program) and intend to train others in this program.
Training in the Flinders Program offers the opportunity to develop capabilities for supporting and prevention of chronic condition management including self-management.
The Flinders Accredited Trainer Program assumes participants have knowledge of learning development and training skills, as well as chronic condition management principles and the Flinders Program.
Flinders Accredited Trainer Program Aims
- Provide an overview of the background, aims and learning outcomes of the Flinders Program to assist participants to consolidate previous learning.
- Review the principles of adult learning.
- Present options for complementary learning activities to accommodate differences in learning needs and styles and/or specific work place requirements.
- Provide a safe learning environment to practise presentation skills, give and receive feedback and promote participants’ confidence in presentation skills.
- Maintain the quality of the Flinders Program training by participants understanding of the FHBHRU research and quality assurance requirements and the Accredited Trainer license requirements for training and evaluation.
Pre-requisite for attending the Accredited Trainer Workshop
- Certificate of Competence in Flinders Program
- Evidence of adult education credentials (e.g. a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent qualification/experience).
Accredited Trainers Flinders Program License
All trainers who deliver training in the Flinders Program will be licensed annually. Trainers will:
- Have a Flinders Program Certificate of Competence and hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or have completed the unit of competency TAADel402A "Facilitate Group-based Learning" or have demonstrated equivalent teaching experience.
- Attend a Trainer Accreditation workshop conducted by FHBHRU staff.
- Complete the Flinders Trainer Accreditation licensing program.
On successful completion of the above, trainers sign a Licensed Accredited Trainer Agreement and have an Accredited Trainer Flinders Program Certificate. Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Health (Chronic Condition Management) topic MHSC 8113 are eligible for a Licensed Accredited Trainer Flinders Program Certificate.
Delivery of Flinders Program Training by Accredited Trainers
- Licensed Accredited Trainers are required to submit to FHBHRU workshop participant contact details such as email, mailing address and phone number.
- Licensed Accredited Trainers pay a fee to FHBHRU per workshop participant they train (excluding those from their first workshop).
- From 1st July in the year after first becoming Licensed Accredited Trainer, an annual license fee is payable to FHBHRU.
- Licensed Accredited Trainers assess care plans for individuals completing the Flinders Program training. For individuals seeking a Flinders Program Certificate of Competence, it is expected that the individual complete additional care plans with written feedback from the trainer on at least one care plan. Upon notification of satisfactory completion of the care plans from an Accredited Trainer FHBHRU will issue the individual with a Flinders Program Certificate of Competence.
- For quality assurance purposes FHBHRU will annually request from each trainer copies of written feedback given on care plans together with their critiques of one participant's care plans, selected by FHBHRU, who has attained a Certificate of Competence.
- Licensed Accredited Trainers are encouraged to have a nominated FHBHRU trainer as a second facilitator in the first workshop to build confidence and for quality assurance purposes.
NB: FHBHRU is the only organisation authorised to issue Certificates of Competence with the use of the Flinders Program.
Conditions for the use of the Flinders Program
Use of all, or any part, of the Flinders Program tools will be strictly confined to applications where the tools:
- Retain clear branding as Flinders University/FHBHRU - copyright materials (i.e. within the footer on each page);
- Involve no alteration of any of the tools without the explicit written permission of the Director of FHBHRU;
- Are used by licensed individuals.