How To Become A Doula in Australia?
How to Become a Doula?
It’s THE newest growth job in Maternity, becoming a “Doula Hero” to help and support pregnant women in their journey of birth to being a new mum.
Many new mothers see their Doula as their “hero Doula” whilst the opposite is true too in that the new mum is the hero in the Doula’s eyes.
Doulas are the most significant improvement for the future of maternity for woman’s safety and satisfaction in Australia.
The most exciting emerging career now has vocational training open in Sydney.
Here is everything you need to know to become a highly popular Doula Hero and gain the most satisfying rewarding career path of your life.
Have you been dreaming of becoming a Birth Doula
or a Post Natal Doula?
Once you have completed the course for either the “Birth Doula” or “Post Natal Doula” you are completely empowered to work anywhere in the world.
Your new skills are transferable anywhere.
Birthing women in every country require the services of Doulas.
The most prominent countries valuing Doulas over the last 30 years have been the USA, the UK, New Zealand, Australia and The Netherlands.
THE Birth Doula Course (or) The Post Natal Doula Course has a new condensed format to help interstate attendees and those from remote areas to attend.
**Current Special Offer: For a limited period each Birth Doula Course will include the Post Natal Doula Correspondence Course as a free bonus inclusion**
The Menu of “Birth and Post Natal” Doula Courses 10 Packages Available for Your Selection
Pick your favourite course style from the following list.
Fine details on the following pages.
The Doula Courses have several choices suitable for:
– Locals in Sydney – Interstate across Australia – International
**special bonus inclusion note: for a limited time only the correspondence post-natal doula course worth $977 is a bonus gift automatically included for each confirmed booking**
Plan 1. Correspondence/Online/Skype course – Birth & Post Natal
Plan 2. 10 Wks: The Titanium Doula Course 1 day or evening/week + Post Natal Doula Correspondence Course as a free bonus inclusion**
Plan 3. 5 Wks: The Titanium Doula Course 2 days or evenings/week + Post Natal Doula Correspondence Course as a free bonus inclusion**
Plan 4. 3 days The Sapphire Doula course (Block:MTW or WTF) + Post Natal Doula Correspondence Course as a free bonus inclusion**
Plan 5. 4 days The Silver Doula course on (Block:MTWT or WTFS) + Post Natal Doula Correspondence Course as a free bonus inclusion**
Plan 6. 5 days The Gold Doula course on (Block:SSMTW or WTFSS) + Post Natal Doula Correspondence Course as a free bonus inclusion**
Plan 7. 7 days The Platinum Doula course on (Block:MTWTFSS) + Post Natal Doula Correspondence Course as a free bonus inclusion**
Plan 8. 9 days The Diamond Doula on Sat/Sun + Post Natal Doula Correspondence Course as a free bonus inclusion**
Plan 9. 14 days The Crystal Doula on Sat/Sun + Post Natal Doula Correspondence Course as a free bonus inclusion**
Plan 10. The Ultimate 6 or 12 months day or evening flexi format for Birth Doula, Post Natal Doula & Childbirth Education training
Plan 1: 3 days The Express Birth Doula (or) 3 Days Post Natal Doula course
Face to face learning and interaction within a nurturing, small intimate group.
The 3 days will be fun, highly educational, stimulating, uplifting, inspiring, interesting, enlightening and fascinating. The opportunity to make wonderful new friendships and develop your most amazing and empowering career.
The 3 day Express course generous inclusions are: The Birth Doula workbook 125 pages (or) the Post Natal Doula Workbook both created by Julie Clarke.
The Birth Doula Course is specialising in all topics related to pregnancy, labour, birth and the first day bonding with baby.
The post natal doula course specialises in the first 12 months after the birth and how to “mother the mother” plus the recovery after the birth or c.section, what’s normal what’s not and answer all her questions for breastfeeding, returning to work, sleep and settling skills, how to set everything up for the new baby in both the mums room and the nursery (baby’s room) reducing risks of PND, including father’s, relationships, all the usual “what if’s”, extended family, safety, bathing, colic, gastric reflux, swaddling… plenty of vital info.
No extra charge for sleepover style arrangements staying in the lounge room / course room – carpet, cushions, air-conditioned, using sleeping bags, unlimited hot water in the bathroom for long hot showers. Or your own charge arranged motel or Airbnb accommodation nearby.
Each day: healthy breakfasts, lunches, plentiful yummy snacks, unlimited refreshments such as tea, coffee, hot chocolate, herbals, fresh organic juices, bottled water x 2 each day.
Optional free inclusions are 7am Yoga and beach walk each morning. Pay for your own dinner each evening at a cheap reasonably priced nearby venue.
Breastfed babies non mobile are welcome and Julie can supply everything for the baby free of charge: fresh clean portacot, change table, baby carrier, slings, car seat and pram
3 days The Express Birth Doula (or) Post Natal Doula course on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday includes: 10am start to 7pm finish. Certificates are provided at the end of the 3 days.
Plan 2: 4 days: The Gold Birth Doula course (or) 4 Days Post Natal Doula Course
Everything in the 3 day course plus an extra evening and day with Julie to include a day of EITHER her The New Mindful Hypnobirth course OR Transition into Parenthood course, to learn from listening to her describing labour and birth, the power of the mind and body working together, breathing, relaxation, visualisations, practical comfort measures for labour and her answers to the group’s interesting questions. Watch, listen and learn how to interact pregnant couples to inspire them to aim towards birthing normally and working as an awesome effective team with their Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula.
The post natal doula course 4 days will include the day 2 of the Transition into Parenthood course which is completely focused on baby care and parenting – perfect for Doulas to attend as a perfect bonus to their learning – check specific dates with Julie for this one.
4 days The Gold Doula course on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Plan 3: 5 days The Platinum Birth Doula course (or) 5 days Post Natal Doula Course
Everything in the 3 day course plus 2 extra evenings and days with Julie to include a day of BOTH her The New Mindful Hypnobirth course AND Transition into Parenthood course to learn from listening to her describing labour and birth, the power of the mind and body working together, breathing, relaxation, visualisations, practical comfort measures for labour and her answers to the groups interesting questions. It is invaluable to watch, listen and learn how to interact with pregnant couples to inspire them to aim towards birthing normally and working as an effective team with their Doula.
The post natal doula course 5 days will include day 2 of the TiP course and a day of the CMB course, both of which are invaluable to Doulas.
5 days The Platinum Doula course on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Plan 4 9 days The Silver Birth Doula course (or) 9 Days Post Natal Doula Course
This incredible course includes everything in the 3 day course plus 6 extra evenings and days with Julie to include a day of BOTH her The New Mindful Hypnobirth course AND Transition into Parenthood course as an observer to watch her facilitate the session for a day from each course, and learn from listening to her describing labour and birth, the power of the mind and body working together, breathing, relaxation, visualisations, practical comfort measures for labour and her answers to the groups interesting questions. It is invaluable to watch, listen and learn how to interact with pregnant couples to inspire them to aim towards birthing normally and working as an awesome effective team with their Doula.
This course level will provide you with some free time to rest and relax in Julie’s lovely garden to enjoy access to Julie’s extensive library of books and other resources such as DVD’s.
Julie will spend special time exclusively with you to answer any questions – bring your long list – question her about anything and everything.
You’ll have extra time to deepen your relationship with Julie, ask her extra questions and hang out together or even some spare time to exercise, meditate, swim, yoga, lunch. She will nurture you.
Importantly, you will receive the complete The New Mindful Hypnobirth course and Transition into Parenthood course which will reward you with a rich experience to empower you towards being an extremely knowledgeable Doula. Truly the Ultimate course, with some time out breaks so you won’t feel overwhelmed and allow you to soak up the wealth of course experience. Julie will include you in her life for 9 days which is a healthy, fun, energetic lifestyle full of pregnancy, labour, birth, newborns and motherhood. If she is called to a birth as a Doula in this time you may well be able to attend with her. You will also be welcome to join Julie’s Mums and Bubs Pram Walking Group session and any Baby Care Support Service visits she conducts during these 9 days. If you can’t quite keep up the pace with her that’s fine, she’ll run a beautiful deep aromatherapy spa bath for you to chill out.
9 days The Silver Doula course on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
This course is amazing!!!
I completed my Doula training with Julie in November 2016 and loved every minute.
Unlike other courses I attempted to complete, this was the first one that I looked forward to every week and actually completed!!
My ultimate goal is one day pursue a midwife career but with my education background, it just wasn’t in the foreseeable future right now.
But I was keen to find something along these lines to gain experience and this course is perfect!
A friend of mine tagged me in Julie’s first Doula training add and I jumped straight in and was immediately dazzled by Julie’s explanation of what her curriculum entailed. I booked in and attended the first session and didn’t want to go home.
Julie is such a calm spirit who draws you in with her 30 years of Doula wisdom. She has a way of explaining every detail to which there is no confusion.
Our workbook that Julie put together herself is jam packed full of useful information, tips and trade tricks that helped me immensely during my first birth in February.
My first birth was indescribable. I applied everything that I was taught by Julie while with the labouring mother. I learnt things in my very first birth that I never knew during my own pregnancies. I cannot wait for my next birth!
You can’t go wrong with this Doula Training !
Newly Qualified Doula
Doulas are cherished and loved forever by the families they assist.
It’s so special the way the connection of care, respect and trust remains in your relationship with the family, beautiful memories are made that you’ll look back on as heartwarming. The depth of these amazing life journeys have the capacity to move you emotionally, spiritually and create within you such an intense shift of growth, maturity, compassion, understanding and wisdom. Once you’re on this path you will be so glad you made the decision to grow and develop in this way.
Julie provides Doula Birth or Post Natal Companion Online or Face 2 Face Training for women
You could be earning anywhere between $500 to $2000 or more per birth, depending on level of experience as time goes by you’ll gradually increase your price according to your services you offer. To be honest if we could do this work for free and have no financial obligations we certainly would, but also there is the aspect of respect, self-respect to charge what your worth, the care and the effort you put into being a Doula.
Birth Doulas (also called Childbirth Assistants, Labour Support Professionals,
Birth Assistants, or Birth Companions)
Provide emotional, physical and informational support during pregnancy, labour, birth and immediate postpartum.
Are you a kind, caring compassionate person who wants to help other women in their journey to motherhood, it is not necessary to be a nurse or a midwife or any other qualification to train as a doula.
Doula training course is open to all. Bookings are being taken by Julie now and places are limited, once the course is full it will be closed to further bookings, applications for the waiting list will be available.
24 months free mentoring support and guidance is included. This means Julie continues to help you in your journey.
Why become a trained Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula?
It’s got to be one of the most richly rewarding jobs on the planet! Being able to make a positive difference to peoples lives by guiding, helping and supporting is heart warming and lifts your spirits like nothing else can. The Doula is truly valued by all!
Training options range from the quickest “3 days condensed” through to the popular “10 session 1 day per week” through to the “Ultimate 12 month course” which includes everything; Birth Doula Training, Post Natal Doula Training, Childbirth Education Training.
“Ultimate 12 month course” which includes everything; Birth Doula Training, Post Natal Doula Training, Childbirth Education Training. Can be commenced at any time.
Weekday daytime x 10 sessions school hours from 9.30am to 3pm (flexible)
the steps are:
Email/Call Julie to book your sessions
Prepayment is required to secure your position
Fill in the enrollment form, return to Julie prior to commencement
Come along to the course, have an awesome time, gain your certificate on the final day
Return home thrilled, surprised and delighted at all you’ve learnt, how easy and interesting it was to have gained this Doula Certificate.
WANT TO BE ABLE TO SAY “I’M A DOULA?”
Julie has written the most amazing comprehensive, yet easy to follow, Doula Course Workbooks which will provide a structure for your learning at your own pace week by week.
The amazing workbooks are filled with all the best ideas to get you started on this fantastic journey, beautiful pics which will convey some of the incredible concepts that words can’t convey, all the “how to’s” on:
- Attracting and meeting clients,
- How to conduct the first coffee chat interview,
- Basic counselling techniques & communicating effectively with clients,
- Meeting the woman’s needs physically and emotionally.
Hypothetical scenarios are a great way of exploring lots of “What If” situations and Julie has added these all to the workbook to enable plenty of exploration for preparing Doulas for a variety of smart solutions.
There is a complete overview of Pregnancy, labour, birth and early Bonding to assist Doulas gain thorough knowledge of every step along the way.
- Quick ready reference tables to signpost all the steps through all the labour phases empower Doulas to be very knowledgeable and confident.
- Guidelines on being a respected, balanced, professional and successful happy Doula are provided.
- Notes pages help Doulas keep all their jottings, extra thoughts and ideas all in organised locations in the workbook.
Presented in a clear, concise, simple, straightforward way the workbook is a brilliant inspirational valuable asset for the Doulas to keep referring to for years to come.
Birth Doula Training: also known as Childbirth Assistants, Labour Support Professionals, and Birth Companions
Doulas are trained by Julie to provide emotional, physical and informational support during pregnancy, labour, birth and immediate postpartum.
The post natal doula course is covering everything in the first year to mother the mother and answer all her questions for breastfeeding (including nutrition and returning to work) sleep and settling skills, how to set everything up for the new baby in both the mums room and the nursery (babys room) reducing risks of PND, including father’s, relationships, all the usual “what if’s”, extended family, safety, bathing, colic, gastric reflux, swaddling… plenty of vital info.
The details for the Post Natal Doula course see below underlined are the same format as the Birth Doula Course:
Is there much work for all Birth Doulas and Post Natal Doulas?
Yes, lots of women wish they had another woman to care for them during their labour for a variety of reasons. Last year there was over 300,000 (three hundred thousand) babies born around Australia, that is a lot of potential clients isn’t it?
Can I earn a good income by being a Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula?
Yes, the average is $1,000 per birth. Most Birth Doulas book around 2 to 6 births per month. Post Natal Doulas start about $100 per hour.
Within a very short while you will have earned back the money you spent on your training.
I’ve been excited and passionate about all things to do with pregnancy and birth forever. I’m sure this is my calling to become a trained Birth Doula and Post Natal Doula I’m so excited at the opportunity to go ahead. I’m in a position to pay upfront and I want to get started as soon as possible. What do I do next?
You sound perfect for the courses and highly motivated. Good on you. The next steps for you are:
1. Choose your preferred payment method: paypal, visa, mastercard, direct deposit or cash – direct deposit details: St George Bank Sylvania Southgate Account: Transition Into Parenthood Account number: 028 538 865 BSB: 112 879 quote reference: Doula training and your name copy and paste receipt to me
2. Fill in the enrollment form and either email or post back to Julie
3.Choose your preferred attendance dates and notify Julie via text or call on 0401265530 or (02) 95446441
4. Be excited to get started!
Are these courses tax deductible?
Yes it is for those who go on to attend births or post natal work with mothers and be paid by clients. Not everyone is concerned about this and that’s fine, however for those who are concerned it’s always wise to consult your accountant about the fine details of your own personal and business financial situation.
I am a qualified midwife but I’d love to learn all about the art and skill of being a Birth Doula and a Post Natal Doula as this is not covered in the medical training as a nurse/midwife I’ve done – can I attend too?
Most certainly yes, I totally get where you are coming from and all medical staff are warmly welcome.
Will Julie be available to keep on helping, supporting and mentoring me after the F2F course is over?
Yes, most certainly, Julie provides 24 months of free ongoing mentoring support for all her Face 2 Face (not for Online/Correspondence) trained Birth Doulas. The close friendship continues. You will have access to Julie via text, email, phone, skype and whichever other options suits you best.
When do I receive my Certification of Completion of the Birth Doula Course or Post Natal Doula Course?
On the final day of the course your beautiful certification endorsing your new qualification will be handed to you to cherish.
You’ll be delighted at your achievement and what excitement your future holds of attending Births and helping woman and their partners have amazing empowering births for their beautiful new babies.
Do you have a payment plan available for the Birth Doula and Post Natal Doula Courses?
Yes, payment plans are available either using cash, credit cards, direct deposit, or in a variety of schedules such as for the online course
All fees must be paid prior to the course starting, which is a standard requirement of any vocational course.
A vocational course means it will assist you towards working and earning money for your own employment in the future.
View the Birth Doula course and Post Natal Doula as an investment in your future towards owning and running your own business.
What if I do the online Birth Doula Course or online Post Natal Doula Course and then decide I want to do the face to face course as well; what options can you offer me?
Yes, it’s perfectly understandable that once you have a feel for the Birth Doula Course and your confidence has increased, you decide you’d like to take it a step further and attend in person and enjoy the small group atmosphere. Julie will kindly support you in this journey by allowing you to put the $ already invested towards any of the 3, 4, 5, or 9 day options which will suit your schedule. The deduction of $ will make the face to face course more accessible and affordable for you.
“The Ultimate Full Doula and Educator 6 or 12 month course” includes everything; Birth Doula Training, Post Natal Doula Training and Childbirth Education Training.
The Ultimate Full Doula and Educator 12 month training course, enables you to be fully immersed in all aspects of the training includes all of the above listed educational learning packages. Cost $15,000 – payment plan is flexible.
Commencement is at any time throughout the year. Time out and holiday breaks are allowed.
Flexibility to attend when it suits you whether once or twice weekly, hours are negotiable to suit your lifestyle needs to work around family.
All the learning packages are provided.
Full Mentoring is ongoing for an added 12 months beyond the 12 months training.
Certificate provided at the completion.
***Important note: if you would like a discount on either of the Doula Courses just ask… after all if you’ve read everything on this page you deserve the reward of a discount don’t you?***
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