Training Courses for Birth and Early Parenting Educators

Information about training courses for new childbirth and early parenting educators listed in the table below is presented for your information only. 

Listing does NOT imply any particular recommendation or endorsement by CAPEA, unless CAPEA endorsement is indicated in the table below.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you research all the details to ensure that the training course meets your learning needs and potential workplace requirements.

It is your responsibility to check: the health professional and group facilitation qualifications of the provider, the training content, the standards used, the assessment process, and the integrity of the completion certificate.

The list is limited to courses that are known to CAPEA; there may be others out there that may meet your needs, but we do not know about them all. CAPEA Training Courses, or courses endorsed by CAPEA, are listed as soon as they are known.    

For dates of professional education events such as TRAINING EVENTS, CONFERENCES, SEMINARS and WORKSHOPS please go to our Calendar of Events

 Training Course  Provider  Location  Target Group  Contact     CAPEA  Endorsed


5 month course, 3 modules, 5-day face-to-face
 Calmbirth    Practising midwife, GP, obstetrician or accredited Doula working in the birthing profession.  Calmbirth®  educators aim to be informative, dedicated, supportive, nurturing and passionate about helping future generations birth calmly, confidently and fearlessly by promoting positive change in birth by helping couples create positive birth experiences. Karen McClay  No 

Circle of Security


Circle of Security Various Training for Professionals   No
Solihull Approach Training

Understanding your child-UK program
Helen Stevens Parent Infant consultants

Midwives, Maternal Child & Family workers, Healthcare workers, Social workers & more  Helen Stevens      No

Advanced Group Skills Facilitation Training


South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Kogarah, Sydney Group Skills Training for Antenatal and Early Parenting Educators two day workshop and Advanced Group Skills Facilitaton Training for Antenatal and Parenting Educators one day workshop

Helen Rogers 

Tracey Rayner
Lamaze Childbirth educator training - international certification Birthwell Birthright Various 

Passionate about childbirth; different pathways depend on background education 

Tanya Strusberg

HypnoBirthing Practioner Training HypnoBirthing International- Mongan Method- Anthea Thomas


All health professionals and others with an interest in maternal health & birthing

 Anthea Thomas  No

Parenting Educators Course - 150 hours - online & workshop

This course commenced August 2018 and is now FULL

HNELHD-John Hunter Hospital  Newcastle NSW Midwives, Physios, Child health Nurses; preference to HNELHD employees, others considered; only conducted every 2-3 years Donna Griffis  Yes
Core of Life (COL) Core of Life

COL is an innovative, 'hands on' pregnancy and parenting program for teens. COL comprises of teams of presenters including midwives and other youth/health/education and community representatives, delivering an education program about the journey to becoming a parent, utilising slide images, video, discussion and role play to portray real life. COL also offers a training program for community members; COL is offered Nationally to support regions with improving access to quality information about the journey to parenthood. 

COL contact No