Course Outline

Details of the Calmbirth® Educator training course

About the annual Calmbirth® Educator training course via ZOOM

Calmbirth® Educator training occurs annually in a different state within Australia. It takes place over 5 months and consists of three modules.

This year’s Calmbirth Educator training for 2024 will be via ZOOM on consecutive Thursday’s beginning on the 5th September, 12th September, 19th September, 26th September and concluding on the 3rd October, 2024. 

Calmbirth® Educators are expected to achieve a high standard of excellence during their training and to maintain their quality of practice thereafter. Support is given for setting up your Calmbirth® business, with ongoing guidance for program delivery, marketing, education and networking when necessary and during our annual Calmbirth® Conference.

The Calmbirth Educator Training is an Australian College of Midwives CPD recognised activity, and it’s been allocated 104 CPD hours.

I cannot thank YOU all enough for such an empowering, humbling and nurturing week! The content of the Calmbirth Educator training was so well referenced and evidence based. This large component of the course was fascinating and instilled so much confidence in myself as an educator, that the tools we are teaching our Calmbirth couples is researched and proven by some of the most knowledgeable in their fields. I was completely engrossed in the whole week. I felt so comfortable sharing and discussing all things birth related with other educators. It truly was a week of growth!

Jessica Cuneo

“Calmbirth educator training 2016 was a fantastic week of learning and sharing knowledge with like-minded people. It was great to learn with a group of individuals all with a common goal of empowering women and their partners in labour and birth. Coming from a midwifery background I learnt so much about the power of the mind that will not only benefit me as a Calmbirth educator but as a midwife and as a woman.”

Course modules

Details and costs of each module

Module 1: $650 Pre reading module

This module focuses on independent learning prior to undertaking the next stage. Learning is supported via 5 online learning units, each unit concluding with a small assessment.

Module 2: $2,100 Intensive 5 day face to face workshop via ZOOM with the Director of Calmbirth®, Karen McClay

The face to face training for 2024 will be held via ZOOM on consecutive Thursday’s beginning on the 5th September, 12th September, 19th September, 26th September and concluding on the 3rd October, 2024. 

This Module focuses on teaching and experiential learning in a variety of ways including:

  • Face to face lectures
  • Demonstrations
  • Ongoing support
  • Discussions
  • Practical experience
  • Acupressure for pregnancy, labour and birth

The module 2 component of the program varies each year, dates and details will be updated. This Module provides participants the opportunity to network with each other over zoom and foster their passion for childbirth.

Module 3: $1,250 Independent learning and assessment

Module 3 focuses on the consolidation of learning and individual practice, involving:

Assessment Date Due
Completed lesson plans 8th November, 2024
Practical classes with volunteer pregnant couples 28th February, 2025
Evaluations and class reflections 28th February, 2025
Preparation and submission of a business plan 21st February, 2025
Registration to become a Calmbirth Educator 31st March, 2025

Subjects covered in the training will include:

  • Understanding the Mind-Body-Birth connection
  • The physiology of birth
  • Tools, techniques and practical skills
  • The role of the support partner
  • Preparation for all birth journeys – working with intervention
  • Conscious parenting
  • Acupressure for pregnancy, labour and birth

How to apply

Submit your application and pay your deposit online.

Make a training payment

Once your application is approved, you can make your training payments online.

Accredited Calmbirth Educators

The Calmbirth® organisation has built its reputation over the years by the credibility of its Calmbirth Educators which are ALL trained birth professionals. Calmbirth has been the first to create and consolidate strong partnerships with private and public maternity hospitals in Australia, in successfully incorporating the Calmbirth® program into their antenatal structure.

Calmbirth® has close to 100 registered Calmbirth® educators throughout Australia, New Zealand and France.



Registered Educators



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