DOULA TRAINING COURSES DATES-
Certificate in Doula Support Services - Next course 20 July 2017
Certificate in Independent Doula Practice - Next Course 9 August 2017
CERTIFICATE IN DOULA SUPPORT SERVICES
- INCORPORATES NATIONALLY RECOGNISED TRAINING
- GOVERNMENT FUNDING TO ELIGIBLE STUDENTS
- TRAINING FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS
- ORGANISED PLACEMENT
- MULTIPLE CAREER OUTCOMES
& Surfcoast Doula Services is proud to partner with Diversitat Training to
offer the Certificate in Doula Support Services, Australia’s only Doula
training program to incorporate Nationally Recognized Training and offer
multiple employment outcomes.
Certificate in Doula Support Services will give you the knowledge and skills to
provide support to pregnant women and their partners throughout their child
bearing journey, birth and early post natal period. You may also continue into
further studies in Nursing.
course focuses on ensuring students develop skills relevant to current health
care practice while deepening their knowledge relating to pregnancy, childbirth
and maternity support.
course will teach you how to
- Understand Normal Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Provide safe and reliable emotional, physical and
informational support to both parents during pregnancy, childbirth and early
- Operate legally and effectively within the health care
- Provide patient advocacy
- Operate a small business legally and ethically
Career Outcomes Include
- Independent Doula
- Agency Doula
- Nursing Assistant
- Maternity Services Assistant
- Hospital Orderly
- Patient Services Assistant
15 units of this course may be
used as credit toward the Diploma of Nursing for students wishing to continue
to further study.
course is delivered in partnership with Diversitat Training. The course includes
classroom component, off campus study components and industry placement.
Classes are conducted during the day and commence at various times throughout
are held part time over
work assignments will also be required to be undertaken. Most students can
anticipate completing the course in 8 – 12 months. Students must successfully
complete both theory and practical components to receive certification.
student must complete 120 hours placement and follow three pregnant women from
prior to 28 weeks gestation through until at least 1 week post birth.
with placement may be made available through Geelong & Surfcoast Doula
Services and/or utilizing the students own contacts.
A current, clear police check (obtained during course)
Current working with children check
of this course may be funded to students eligible for Victorian and
Commonwealth Government Funding.
refer to Victorian Government Funding for eligibility criteria or contact the
course facilitator on 0415 542 050.
course enquiries or Enrolment contact
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding
by Diversitat Training RTO 5819
CERTIFICATE IN INDEPENDENT DOULA PRACTICE
This certificate equips Doulas with the skills and training to operate their own Doula practice. This course will deepen your knowledge relating to pregnancy, birth and port partum care of woman and infants.
This course will cover -
- The role of the Doula
- Physiology, pregnancy and birth
Fetal development from conception to birth
The brain in labour
The stages of labour
Baby presentation in labour
- Routine testing during pregnancy
- Diet and exercise during
- Maternal positioning during
- Pregnancy massage
- Introductory acupressure
- Identifying your own beliefs
- Active listening
- How to hold a client meeting
- Recognising bias in research
- Writing a birth plan
- Writing a birth plan
- Common reasons for interventions
- Assisted delivery ·
- Pain relief in labour ·
- Cesarean section
- Baby immediately following birth ·
- Special care nursery ·
- Feeding baby ·
- Cord and placenta care ·
- Recognising PND ·
- Referrals ·
- Grief and loss
- Doulas in legal case studies
- The law and the Doula
- Client transportation
- In-home liability
- Confidentiality and Privacy
- Record keeping
- Business forms and consent ·
Developing a business plan
- Social Media
- Business growth and development
- Business registration and book keeping
- Retailing – encapsulation, casting, jewellery etc
- The Doula Kit – What is in a Doula kit and how to use it
Career outcomes from this course -
Independent private Doula
10 weeks plus placement.
On campus contact hours
1 night a week 6.15 - 9.15pm
Diversitat "The Pulse" training rooms Market Street, Geelong
None, however a basic knowledge and passion for pregnancy and childbirth support is essential.
You will be required to support two pregnant and / or post partum women throughout their journey. We will assist you with securing these clients and provide you with a professional mentor and back up student to support you 24/7 throughout your placement.
Full Fee Paying student $1490
Payment plan $300 deposit required with remaining fees paid over a maximum of 26 weeks.
Course date/s :
Next Course commences 9th August, 2017.