Doula Training AcademyOnline & Face to Face Doula Training Courses
Doula Training Academy
The Doula Training Academy was created in 2018 by experienced doula and childbirth educator Vicki Hobbs and is a premier training provider for doulas and birth workers.
This doula training is not a “quick fix magically become a doula overnight” program.
This is a comprehensive course, and there is a lot of work involved, research to do and time to invest as we cover everything that you need to know, including business information to get you started on this doula pathway so you can confidently support women / birthing people and their partners through pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond.
The training modules provide face to face or online 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 / birthing people 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.
& Our Mission
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.”