Australian Doula College Courses


Birth and Post Natal Doula Training

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

The twenty modules that make up our comprehensive training can be delivered to you in a variety of ways. We currently run face to face classes in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, NSW Central Coast, Cairns, Perth and NEW ZEALAND in 2020. We cover many aspects of pregnancy, starting at conception, 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 life experiences 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 workbooks are accompanied by a relevant DVD and/or CD.

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 100 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!

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.

Doula and Prenatal Yoga

Teacher Training

Doula and Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, ‘The Sahana of Birth’ is a Pregnancy yoga teacher and doula certification combined. It is a collaboration between Katie Rose, the founder and director of Everyday Sadhana and Bhakti Rose and Renee Adair, the founder and director of the ADC.

Ongoing support – YES! You can join our ADC Membership/Mentorship Program

At the Australian Doula College we strongly believe in the importance of ongoing support and education for our experienced doulas. It is equally as important for women and their families to know that their doula is updating her skills regularly and is a part of a trusted and supportive organisation.

This is a great way to remain supported and mentored while you are getting started and beyond.

It is possible to join our organisation once you have completed the ADC Doula training or the Preparing the Way one and four day workshops.

Our membership/mentorship program includes:

  1. On going access to the ADC on call phone
  2. Support from our office
  3. Your photo and bio on our website
  4. Client referrals
  5. An ADC membership doula/client agreement for your use
  6. Use of the ADC membership logo
  7.  Professional debriefing/supervision    

Your yearly investment for all this is only $165.00 (inc GST) and is a tax deduction for you

Please contact us for further information or to join our growing and caring Doula family.