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Lamaze Childbirth Educator Training

Are you passionate about birth? Would you like to make a difference by helping women and their partners through one of life’s most exciting, but challenging experiences?

Make 2018 YOUR year and fulfil your dream of becoming a childbirth educator with a nationally and internationally-recognised qualification!

For nearly 50 years, Lamaze International has been the leading provider of childbirth certification education programs that teach healthy birth practices and prepare educators to teach with skill and confidence. Certification by Lamaze International is the most respected and recognized credential in childbirth education certification worldwide. As an LCCE educator, you will become equipped with the latest information from Lamaze International as a member.

For the first time, LCCE training is now available in Australia, with a uniquely adapted curriculum for Australian childbirth educators. The Lamaze International-accredited training will be delivered by experienced childbirth educator, Tanya Strusberg, LCCE, FACCE, founder of birthwell birthright. In 2018, courses will be on offer in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. We are also investigating the possibility of running courses in Auckland and China (Beijing or Shanghai). Please contact us if you would like to register your expression of interest for one of these additional training locations. 

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Dates: Sat. Feb 10, Sun. Feb 11, Fri. Feb 16, Sat. Feb 17 & Sun. Feb 18, 2018
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: birthwell birthright, Elsternwick, VIC 3185 (exact address provided upon registration)
Click HERE to register
** Early bird registrations for Melbourne close on December 31st, 2017**


Dates: Wednesday 18 – Sunday 22 April, 2018
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: Your Body Works Chiropractic Clinic, 112 Thistle St Gordon Park QLD 4031
Click HERE to register
** Early bird registrations for Brisbane close on February 20th, 2018**


Dates: Sat. May 19, Sun. May 20, Fri. May 25, Sat. May 26 & Sun. May 27, 2018
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: Loft & Earth, 1/70 Bronte Rd, Bondi Junction, Sydney, NSW 2022
Click HERE to register
** Early bird registrations for Sydney close on March 21st, 2018**



Date: September 1 – 5, 2018 (Saturday – Wednesday)
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: TBC
Click HERE to register
**Early bird registrations for Perth close on July 1st, 2018**

Q: How much does the training cost?

Consider registering early to take advantage of our early bird discount!

Participants who register more than 60 days prior to the start of their chosen training course are eligible for a 10% early bird discount ($1,975 incl. GST)

Participants who register less than 60 days prior to the start of a training program will pay the full cost of the program which is $2,194.50 incl. GST

Flexible payment plans are always available. Please contact us to discuss your personal situation. We are always happy to accommodate you.

**Please refer to our information brochure which details the additional costs of study materials and exam/certification fees from Lamaze International. 

We would love to hear from you! Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our training program. 


Check out the information session webinar that we recently hosted. You can listen to the recording by clicking here

ACM CPD Badge_Birthwell BirthrightWe are very proud to announce that this training program is an Australian College of Midwives CPD Recognised Course and has been allocated 39 CPD points.

This training program is also endorsed by CAPEA – Childbirth and Parenting Educators of Australia.


Here is just some of the feedback we received from students who have completed our training course;

If you’re thinking of adding to your repertoire in the birth world or seeking a new career change, the Lamaze Childbirth Educator training course is an absolute must! Thank you Tanya for being a constant rock over the past 12 months and biggest congratulations to you for running this seamless course.
~ Bethany Meakin – LCCE & certified doula, Melbourne 

Tanya has provided a wonderful and valuable course, full of fantastic resources and information and she gives support and guidance throughout. After attending the seminar, I found that my passion and determination was even more driven. I can’t recommend this course highly enough for those wanting to become a Childbirth Educator!
~ Gemma Wilson, LCCE, Sydney 

“Lamaze has given me so many fantastic resources including evidence based practice and research to educate couples to understand how normal labour, birth and breastfeeding can be without anxiety and fear that is plaguing our society. The Six Healthy Birth Practices are a reminder of the basics of midwifery care and are the structure I’ve needed to create change. Thank you so much for allowing me to attend your Lamaze educator course at my hospital. Having been a childbirth educator for the past three years l was really impressed with the Lamaze curriculum, which has reignited my enthusiasm and passion for empowering women to strive for normal, healthy, natural childbirth again!”
~ Narelle Tsiros, Midwife & LCCE (Melbourne)

Lamaze is an organisation I have come to be very passionate about, especially having attended Tanya’s birthwell birthright childbirth class when I was pregnant. I look forward to my new career educating parents-to-be about the wonders of birth and giving them confidence, knowledge and skills to have a safe, healthy, normal birth experience. Thanks for providing a great training program and for your continued and generous support throughout this journey Tanya!
~ Denise Georges, LCCE, Sydney 

birthwell birthright’s Lamaze Childbirth Educator course is by far the most comprehensive, evidence-based, internationally recognised training program. Tanya’s knowledge of the Australian maternity services landscape, together with her international knowledge makes for a robust, informative learning environment. Packed with teaching aids, as well as the most up-to-date research, marketing exposure tips, media expertise and business advice, this program has everything you’ll need to become educationally and appropriately prepared as a childbirth educator. I’m now excited to be able to pass on Lamaze’s universal birthing principles which will empower my clients with confidence to make evidence-based and informed choices around pregnancy, birth and early parenting.
~ Leslie Arnott, LCCE, Melbourne

Forty years of research and learning from women’s experience of normal, natural birth have provided evidence that has gradually but dramatically changed Lamaze from being a method for giving birth, to a philosophy that provides the foundation and direction for women as they prepare to give birth and become mothers. “Breathing” is no longer the hallmark of Lamaze.

The mission of Lamaze International is to advance safe and healthy pregnancy, birth and early parenting through evidence-based education and advocacy. Our vision is “knowledgeable parents making informed decisions.”

Forming the foundation of the organization are the Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices. These evidence-based practices, adapted from the World Health Organization, promote, protect and support natural, safe and healthy birth. To learn more about the Lamaze Fundamentals, please click here.

Today Lamaze affirms the normalcy of birth, acknowledges women’s inherent ability to birth their babies and promotes the Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices. The Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator promotes, supports and protects every woman’s right to give birth, confident in her own ability, free to find comfort in a wide variety of ways, and supported by her family and all members of the health care team.


Customizable Pathways Based on Your Experience

Some childbirth educator certification programs only offer one path to certification. Lamaze understands that childbirth educators come from varied backgrounds, including women who do not come from a formal background or training as a birth professional. The Lamaze Childbirth educator certification program gives you options: flexible pathways tailored to your level of experience.

Learn more about the various pathways to Lamaze Certification. Watch this short video:

I had investigated the Lamaze educators’ course in 2014, but after realising that there were no trainers here in Australia, I let that dream sit on the shelf.  As providence opened the way for me to meet Tanya and for her certification to come through from Lamaze International to train childbirth educators, I was super keen to sign up.  Lamaze for me is the ultimate standard for childbirth education.  The history and foundation of Lamaze was something that I admired. Their Healthy Birth Practices sit well with my core beliefs that women need good evidence-based information and support during pregnancy, birth and motherhood. 

I was one of 10 women who did the five days of training, and Tanya taught us with an air of professionalism and humour. We all enjoyed sharing and discussing the foundation topics. The commitment that Tanya has to us as her students, the ongoing support and tutoring that we will receive over the coming months culminating with our exam later in the year, is commendable and encouraging.

-Claire Wyborn



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