Welcome to the Doula Training Academy

Welcome to the Doula Training Academy, which is the platinum level training course for women who have a desire to train as a birth doula or for anyone wanting to up level their skills to effectively work in a woman-centred industry.

This training is more comprehensive than any other doula training available in Australia and will provide you with everything you need to know to be a doula and confidently support women and their partners through pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond.

The online training modules provide virtual workshops with professionals who will share their expert information, knowledge and resources. This will enable you to have exceptional skills, tools and techniques to share with your pregnant clients and partners to help make their birthing journey a calm, positive experience.

This is an exciting, thriving and heart-centred space for those dedicated to supporting women and their partners through one of the most amazing yet intense stages of their lives, while also providing an ongoing learning hub and village of support for those who train at the Doula Training Academy.

Our core values are Education, Support, Respect, Integrity and Excellence.

The Doula Training Academy was established to educate, inform, encourage, research and to provide an ongoing support network for Doulas across Australia.

At the Doula Training Academy, we embrace the collective knowledge gained from training, tradition and experience and this is passed down from generation to generation – like a legend or folklores.

We recognise that it is not just about being present at a woman’s birth – there is so much more to being a doula. Being a doula is about “listening” to a mother, so you hear and acknowledge her hopes, fears and doubts. It is about “open discussion” with her to develop a birth plan that encourages autonomy, alternatives and choices.

It is about building “rapport” with her and her partner so that they trust you. It is about “eliminating your ego” as you can never think you know it all – every day you must strive to learn something new or different, and that will always highlight you as a quality service that provides a woman “satisfaction that exceeds her expectations.”

Being a Doula is not just about supporting pregnant women but also feeling confident in running a successful business so you are earning a decent income for you and your family.

I look forward to working with you and sharing in your training.

Vicki Hobbs

Founder & Training Coordinator