Goals of CAPEA

The goals of Childbirth And Parenting Educators of Australia, Inc. (CAPEA) are to:

  • Protect, promote and support the practice of childbirth and parenting education in the Australian community
  • Provide professional recognition to enable communication with relevant state, national and international associations working in the area of childbirth and parenting education
  • Be an Australian body of peers, membership of which will offer professional status, networking and support for beginner as well as experienced Childbirth and Parenting Educators
  • Promote the use of Competency Standards for Childbirth and Parenting Educators (NACE, 2011) that are current and user-friendly by educators and their managers
  • Provide a professional certification process for to acknowledge the skills and abilities of Childbirth and Parenting Educators
  • Provide a range of professional development opportunities for Childbirth and Parenting Educators to train and strengthen their knowledge and skills 
  • Provide encouragement and support for further research into the study of childbirth and parenting education