CAPEA members come from a diverse range of backgrounds across Australia, including but not limited to: midwives, child and family health nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, independent educators, doulas, social workers, psychologists, yoga, calmbirth® and hypnobirth practitioners and general practitioners.

Any individual who is a Childbirth and/or Parenting Educator, or has a distinct interest in Childbirth and Parenting Education, may become a Member of the Association. Membership provides you with full voting rights and the potential to hold a position on a CAPEA Branch or National Committee.

Other membership benefits

Member discounts

Receive discounts to training and events hosted by CAPEA

IJPBE access

Access to the International Journal of Birth and Parenting Education


Have access to a network of like-minded professional peers

Get Certification

Path to becoming a CAPEA Certified Educator or Trainer

Frequently asked questions

You can join CAPEA online by purchasing a membership. The process is easy, simply select your membership type, complete the details and make payment. Your membership benefits will be effective immediately and you will have access to the members area of the website.

Membership lasts 12 months from the day you purchase it. 

You can check on the expiry date of your membership at any time in your member account.

You will receive an email reminder for your membership renewal as your renewal date approaches. Please also be sure to update your email preferences in your account settings.

Membership payments are processed securely online through PayPal when you purchase your membership.

  • No PayPal account is required.
  • Credit cards are accepted.

If you require an alternate payment method please contact us at

You can enjoy member discounts to any applicable items immediately after joining. You will be provided a login to the website to access the members area.

All CAPEA members must agree to uphold the CAPEA values.
Any CAPEA state or national position holder must sign the CAPEA Confidentiality Agreement.

Members enjoy access to members only content such as:

  • access to journals
  • discounts on available training and events
  • CAPEA member lists
  • CAPEA Committee reports

Individual members have access to any member discounts and each receive a hard copy of the IJBPE as well as being given access to the electronic version via the members’ only area.
Organisations may nominate one representative to receive a member discount, but will require a discount code. The organisation will receive one hard copy of the IJBPE; access to the electronic version will be limited to one log-in.

Individual membership provides full voting rights and the potential to hold a position, subject to meeting CAPEA responsibilities – see above.
Organisational membership allows one nominated and approved representative to have voting rights, providing this representative meets CAPEA membership responsibilities – see above. It does not provide the potential to hold a position.

As a not-for-profit, voluntary, professional organisation member fees go toward supporting parenting and childbirth educators to provide high-quality, accessible and responsive education to women and their families during pregnancy and early parenthood. This objective is achieved through a variety of forms from educational events to promotion of quality standards and evidence-based research.

Members have access to CAPEA treasurer financial reports.

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Renewing your membership?

If you’re renewing your membership, log in to your account and then purchase your membership plan. You don’t need to wait until your membership expires, you can renew any time and your membership will be extended.


$99 / year
  • Discounts to CAPEA training & events
  • Journal access to IJBPE and archives of INTERACTION
  • Vote and contribute to the direction of CAPEA
  • Contribute content and gain exposure
  • More

Note regarding PayPal Payments

Although payments are processed through PayPal, you do not need a PayPal account to pay.

On the PayPal login screen you can select “Pay with a Debit or Credit Card” without having to sign up to a PayPal account.  

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