Face to Face Intensive Doula Training

Platinum Level Doula Training

The Doula Training Academy is a platinum level training organisation for doulas across Australia and is a recognised training provider with the “Seal of Excellence” through the International Institute for Complementary Therapist (IICT).

This training offers you a balanced evidence-based comprehensive training course, while also incorporating the holistic aspects of being a doula. This training 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.

Course Curriculum:

  • Module 1 – Your Business Mindset
  • Module 2 – Business Savvy Doula
  • Module 3 – Childbirth Education – Back to Basics Birthing
  • Module 4 – Rights of Childbearing Women
  • Module 5 – Mind, Body, Emotions and Hypnobirthing concepts
  • Module 6 – Your Doula Toolkit
  • Module 7 – Pelvic Pathways Optimal Positioning
  • Module 8 – Physiological Birth versus Inductions
  • Module 9 – Variations of Birth
  • Module 10 – Medical Maternity Model & Interventions
  • Module 11 – Supporting Caesarean Birth
  • Module 12 – Supporting VBAC Birth
  • Module 13 – Stillbirth & Bereaved Parents
  • Module 14 – Managing Trauma & Self-Care
  • Module 15 – Breastfeeding Support
  • Module 16 – Postpartum Support
  • Module 17 – Mother Blessings, Rituals & Cultural Appropriation

What Should I Expect?

With the limited time we have during your 14-day face-to-face intensive training, we will do our best to cover many of the modules listed, while also including reputable professional speakers highly experienced in their area of expertise to provide you with additional knowledge.

As part of the face-to-face training package, you will also be given access to the online training platform so you can go back and refresh what we shared, plus continue to go through each of the modules that were not discussed, particularly the postpartum doula components. This is incredible value for both face-to-face doula training and the online course as an added bonus.

The 7-day face-to-face intensive training provides you with the knowledge, tools and techniques so you can start taking on doula clients, but then continue to work your way through the rest of the online modules to enhance your knowledge and postpartum skills.

This training will be incredibly comprehensive including hands-on components, and what we don’t cover in this training will be attained from the online modules.

The training will include demonstrations of complementary therapies and then practising massage, acupressure, tapping, meditation, hypnosis and positioning techniques on each other, but also on two **pregnant women who will attend the specific training day for practice of those techniques (**Perth 14-day training only).

This is where your learning really starts – with hands on demonstrations plus our experience and knowledge in ensuring that you are performing these skill sets safely and effectively not only for your client, but for yourself as well.

This will be an exciting, thriving and heart-centred career for the right women, while also providing an ongoing learning hub and village of support for those who train at the Doula Training Academy.

Our philosophy is “collaboration over competition” and building each other up and protecting and raising awareness for our doula industry. We are a hub of learning, support, connections, and revelations, so it is time for you to embrace these new beginnings and be a part of our incredible doula community across Australia.

Your course investment comprises of over 112 hours (14 days) or over 56 hours (7 days) of Face-to-Face Training:

  • Comprehensive in-person Birth Doula training with Vicki Hobbs.
  • Guest speaker workshops who are experts in their field.
  • All professionally printed course booklets.
  • Laminated cheat sheets and additional resources in a professional folder.
  • Birth Plan templates.
  • Fear Release and Relaxation scripts for your clients.
  • Templates for contracts, business plan and other business resources.
  • Morning & Afternoon teas.
  • Access to our self-paced online training course (retails at $1,695).
  • Continued professional development (CPD).
  • Starter kit for your doula bag.
  • Affiliate commission for referrals to the doula training.
  • Affiliate commission for Back to Basics Birthing classes.
  • Discount website design and hosting package with AJ Digital Marketing.
  • Additional bonus discounts and offers with our collaborators.
  • Regular online live Zoom mentoring and private support group.
  • Extra bonus gifts that I will surprise you with – because you deserve it!

Dates for 2024

The 14-day Intensive Training is our highly sought after signature training option. We offer this training course three times a year in Perth, Western Australia. This is definitely the doula training you want to strive to attend.

In 2024, we will also be offering our 7-day intensive training in Geelong, Brisbane, Newcastle, Hobart and Adelaide.

We are open to offering training in other areas, but we do need a minimum of 6 participants to proceed.

These courses book out very quickly as we only take a maximum of 8 people for each course so that you receive more personal, individualised training.

The in-person training courses for 2024 are:

February 2024 – Perth (14 days)
Saturday, 3rd February to Sunday, 18th February 2024
(2 days off on 10th & 11th February 2024)
Early Bird Price – $3,200 (paid by 23rd December 2023)
General Price – $3,500

March 2024 – Geelong (7 days)
Monday, 11th March to Sunday, 17th March 2024
Early Bird Price – $2,300 (paid by 29th January 2024)
General Price – $2,500

May 2024 – Newcastle (7 days)
Wednesday, 15th May to Tuesday, 21st May 2024
Early Bird Price – $2,300 (paid by 3rd April 2023)
General Price – $2,500

May 2024 – Hobart (7 days)
Friday, 24th May to Thursday, 30th May 2024
Early Bird Price – $2,300 (paid by 12th April 2024)
General Price – $2,500

June 2024 – Adelaide (7 days)
Monday, 10th June to Sunday, 16th June 2024
Early Bird Price – $2,300 (paid by 29th April 2024)
General Price – $2,500

August 2024 – Perth (14 days)
Saturday, 3rd August to Sunday, 18th August 2024
(2 days off on 10th & 11th August 2024)
Early Bird Price – $3,200 (paid by 22nd June 2024)
General Price – $3,500

September 2024 – Brisbane (7 days)
Monday, 9th September to Sunday, 15th September 2024
Early Bird Price – $2,300 (paid by 29th July 2024)
General Price – $2,500

November 2024 – Perth (14 days)
Saturday, 16th November to Sunday, 1st December 2024
(2 days off on 23rd & 24th November 2024)
Early Bird Price – $3,200 (paid by 5th October 2024)
General Price – $3,500

Enquire About Face-to-Face Doula Training

If you have any questions or would like to register for a face-to-face doula training course, then please fill out the form below and include in the “message” box which location you are interested in, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


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