Eligibility Criteria to Apply for Foundational Doula training course

  • This course is open to anyone who would like to become a birth doula. Fee-paying places are available, and there are a limited number of scholarships available for culturally and linguistically diverse people and people from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
  • You must be passionate about supporting pregnant women and new parents.
  • We offer scholarships for bicultural women who are competent in English [to be able to comprehend and understand English and ability to complete written tasks] and another community language (Arabic, Oromo, Urdu, Farsi, Burmese, Chinese and Vietnamese are desirable).
  • We offer scholarships for people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
  • You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 [at least 2 doses], unless certified medically exempt [you will need to provide us with a certificate of exemption].
  • You must live in Greater Melbourne, Geelong or Ballarat, and be able to travel to central Melbourne to attend some classes and training days.
  • Have a Working with Children Check and be willing to undertake a Police Check.
  • You must be willing to commit to full attendance and participation throughout the course and the learning process.
  • You will need to have the flexibility in your life to be on call for women or birthing people in labour while completing the course, and as required as a Volunteer Doula for Birth for Humankind.

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