Doula Training

Birth and Post Natal Doula Training

Doula training is possible throughout Australia and the world with the Australian Doula College.

Our twenty-week program available face to face in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide, covers many aspects of pregnancy, the mechanics of labour, feelings, possible fears and challenges for parents, homebirth, hospital policies and procedures, post natal issues, breastfeeding and postnatal doula-ring.

Our course becomes a journey for the doula and offers a holistic approach to pregnancy and birth and an opportunity for the doula to grow and understand how her and her beliefs can impact on the birthing woman and her partner.

We believe that it is essential to understand your own vulnerabilities and fears in order to be able to assist others though theirs. This is an intricate part of the course.

Our classes are kept small and intimate giving the trainees a safe space to share and get the most out of classes. Classes are informative, fun and set in a relaxed atmosphere. Information is provided though our weekly workbooks and most weeks there is a relevant DVD and/or CD shared. There is an average of two – three hours homework a week.

All of our facilitators and educators are doulas and all hold a Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Collectively, as doulas and educators we have over 70 years experience in birth and the post natal period. Our students are extremely well supported during the course and while undertaking their training births and have a trainer on call for them 24 hours, seven days a week.

If you have been thinking about becoming a doula then we would love to talk to you………..Our doula training is different to the others and we would be honoured for you to share your doula journey with us!

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“I hear and I forget, I see and I remember,  I experience and  I understand”  –  Confucius  C450BC



The Australian Doula College’s Birth and Post Natal Doula Training is a 20 week program that is delivered in a variety of options.

To gain your certificate, doula trainees will need to complete the follow requirements:

  1. Complete pre-course information sheet and all assignments
  2. Complete all 20 weeks of training and course material
  3. Support at least 3 births as a doula in training
  4. Develop resources list for pregnant women and new parents
  5. Applied First Aid (formally, senior first aid)
  6. Demonstrate openness and ability to integrate knowledge and feelings

Our doula training will increase your knowledge of the natural process of birth, and the options offered to women both at home and in hospital. It will also improve your understanding of the needs of mother and baby.

It will give you the means to distinguish between traditional myth and real opportunities, and the needs of mothers. This will be a turning point in your understanding of physical, emotional and spiritual issues of childbirth.

You will receive weekly course material to work on during class and various homework assignments. Setting aside between 2-4 hours should cover the reading and homework.

Investment for our ADC certified doula training via correspondence is only $2860 (icl gst).

Investment for the ADC certified Doula Training face-to-face is $3080 (icl gst).

This includes all your course materials except your three compulsory text books.

Refunds are only available if we have to cancel a course.

Class fees are only transferable before class starts and the course must be completed within a year of your start date. If you need to place the doula training on hold, it is possible to do that for a period of three months if your request is received in writing.

Some of our Sydney graduates

End of Life Doula Training

The End of Life Doula Course is run by Hellen Callanan at Preparing The Way in collaboration with the Australian Doula College.

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The Sadhana of Birth

The Sahana of Birth is a Pregnancy yoga teacher and doula certification. It is a collaboration between Katie Manitsas, the founder and director of Everyday Sadhana and Renee Adair, the founder and director of the ADC.

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