Why study to become a doula with us?
The Australian Doula College offers Birth & Postpartum and End Of Life modalities across Australia, New Zealand and worldwide. If you have been thinking about becoming a doula or are feeling the call to explore the work in this space, we would love to talk to you and ultimately it's our honour to share each and every person's doula journey.
Whether you are wanting to provide support and education at the first or last breath or for someone in between, our courses will help you create a solid foundation on which to begin your work as a Doula.
We acknowledge, respect and honour our first nations culture and their voices through our actions and work.
The Australian Doula College acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we have the honour of living and working upon. We recognise First Nations people's continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging and commit to elevating the voices of and learning from First Nations peoples. Our vision for reconciliation is an Australia that acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of this land and that First Nations people have equal care and access to culturally safe support and education through any of life’s transitions, while embracing First Nations cultures into care practices across the Country.
We live and breathe the work.
Every team member at the Australian Doula College is a doula or in the process of working towards becoming one. We know that this work is not like any other and in order to support and educate emerging and experienced doulas we need to really get it. And we do.
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 our trainings. Our course includes essential foundational curriculum in the birth, postpartum and end of life spaces however it is also a personal journey for the student to grow and understand how their life experiences, values and beliefs can impact on the people and families that they will work with.
This holistic approach to the training creates students who have the ability to serve individuals and families in the way in which they need, which is unique and individual to each situation.
Small and supportive class sizes.
Our classes are kept small and intimate giving the students a safe space to share and get the most out of classes. Our courses are informative, fun and set in a relaxed atmosphere.
Flexible training options.
We know everyone learns differently, so we have a number of training options. Students can study face to face, virtually or by correspondence. Depending on you circumstances we have a delivery method that can fit in with your life and commitments.
Easy to navigate learning platform.
Our easy to navigate e-Learning platform makes it easy for you to work at your own pace with the support of your dedicated educators who will guide and support you though the training of your choice. All of the online course content is offered through CANVAS.
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. Our students are extremely well supported during the training, having an educator on call for them 24 hours, seven days a week.
Professional development, support and community during and after the course.
During the training, you have access to an educator 24/7, this means that we're here for you! Our team of educators and support staff are contactable via email and phone. We know that working in the doula space, caring and supporting others means that as doulas we also need support and community. The ADC offers students and graduates of the College the opportunity to become ADC Community members at an accessible investment. The community enables professional development, networking and support opportunities both virtually and in person throughout the year; and so much more.
We work in both the birth and death spaces, because there is not one without the other.
There are so many transitions that we go through in life, after all we are always transitioning from one moment to the next. However at the Australian Doula College we believe that at birth and at death are the most significant transitions that humans experience in their
We offer training for first and last breath.
Our training offerings:
Birth and Postpartum Doula Training
Our Birth and Postpartum training is available in person, virtual and by correspondence. This course is for people wanting to become a birth and postnatal doula. It 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 postpartum support. On successful completion of the course content you will receive a Statement of Attainment.
End Of Life Doula training
This course takes you on a journey of exploration. You will be given the space to look into and examine your own thoughts and feelings around death and dying whist gaining the necessary and relevant information to assist those at the end of their life and/or their loved ones. It’s important to understand the law in this space and to gain the confidence you need to help your client/s find their voices and plan their end of life, their way. Our EOLD training entirely online, there is a great deal of video content, lots of stories and resources and you are supported by a dedicated EOLD ADC educator.
"I feel very proud to be a part of the college & to have undertaken my training with these amazing women. The course was empowering & transformative. A wonderful 20 week course that I would recommend to any woman. I feel calm, confident & prepared to support women throughout their pregnancy and birth as their doula." - Sarah Coulter