Doula Training in Australia

Birth or labour doulas are not required to have a certification to practice in any of the states or territories in Australia.  You are not required to hold a bachelors degree from a university in order to work.

The following is a list of workshops and classes available in Australia that you can incorporate into your doula training.  Some classes are required by a certification curriculum and will be noted in the details.  You must be at least 18 years or older to participate.

Doula Training in Sydney, NSW

Organization Name:  Julie Doula Workshop
Instructor:  Jenn Fontaine
Phone:  204-297-6094

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

The training will consist of a 3 day birth doula training workshop and a 1 day Introduction to Childbirthing for Doulas course.  Both the workshop and the intro course is required for DONA certification, however, the intro class is optional if you meet the DONA requirements from another source.  The workshop and intro class will be offered from the following dates:

  • November 30 through December 3, 2017

Costs and Fees

The cost for the doula training workshop and the intro course is $625.

Registration Details

To register and pay online, click here.

Doula Training in Melbourne, VIC

Organization Name:  Birthwell Birthright
Phone:  0422-067-985

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
  • 4 day doula training course (required for certification from DONA International)

Course and Workshop Topics

As part of your birth doula training, these classes will teach you the following concepts:
  • Clarify the role of a doula in the framework of a pregnant mother's medical team
  • Learn how to provide non-judgmental, evidence-based care and information to allow the mother to make the best choice possible for her pregnancy and labour
  • Understand how to provide emotional support at all time for your client
  • Learn breastfeeding positions and techniques 
  • Discuss the standards of practice and the certification process of DONA International

Registration Details

You can register online and complete a brief questionnaire regarding your background here. Submit the online registration form and you will receive instructions on how to proceed.