We Want You!

Gold Coast Practitioners May 2013 Course

If you are a Childbirth Educator, Doula, Midwife, Nurse, Teacher, Hypnotherapist, Psychologist, Doctor, Yoga/Pilates Instructor, Naturopath, Chiropractor, Physiotherapist, hypnobirthing parent or have a background in maternal health and birthing, and are interested in creating a flexible business that you are passionate about or running our ‘Positive Birth Program’ at your local hospital or health facility, then we would love to hear from you!

Our Belief

Our belief is that women and families everywhere, deserve to have access to education and techniques to help make birthing one of the most positive and memorable experiences of their lives.

If you share our belief, then we look forward to welcoming you to the Hypnobirthing Australia™ team!


Certified Practitioner logo

After meeting certification requirements, you will become a ‘Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner’ and be given a certification badge that can be used on all of your marketing material as long as you remain certified. You will be able to order your hypnobirthing teaching materials through our Australian based distribution centre.



Hypnobirthing Australia™ is recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in hypnobirthing education. Our team already consists of nearly 250 Practitioners located throughout Australia and other parts of the world, however, we need more practitioners to join us, in order to spread the word of positive birthing further and make hypnobirthing more accessible to more parents.

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Practitioner Training Course Details

The Hypnobirthing Australia™ Difference


Our Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner Training is a 21 hour live course (over 3 full days or spread over 6 weeks) in addition to additional training, resources, extra reading and assessment. If you require further training in childbirth and/or hypnosis – additional modules can be added to your training. See ‘Costs & Prerequisites’ below, for more details.

For participants who are trained midwives, the Practitioner Training is an Australian College of Midwives (ACM) CPD Recognised Course (21 CPD Points).



Costs and Pre-requisites

Practitioner Training:

The Practitioner training course includes: 21 hours of live training directly with Melissa Spilsted; all required Practitioner Training course materials (syllabus, lesson plans, scripts, birthing DVDs, mp3s, eBook, extra tuition videos, folio, setting up information, PowerPoint presentations); advice on how to set up a viable and successful hypnobirthing business; expert training on how to engage your parents and enhance their learning experience; your first year’s membership fee (value $440); additional training for starting your business and your own listing page on our top-rated Hypnobirthing Australia™ website.

The cost for the Practitioner Training is $1975 (incl GST) for either the in-person or webinar series. All training is live and interactive. A payment of $500 is required to secure your place in the training and final balance is due 30 days prior to the course start date.

Hypnosis Training:

If you don’t already have a background in hypnosis training – you will need to complete our 20 hrs home-study ‘Basics of Hypnosis for Childbirth’ home-study module. It is preferred that you complete this module before the Practitioner Course begins, when possible.

The cost for this module is $350 (incl GST) and this includes your comprehensive textbook and access to the online learning platform with lessons, activities, instructional video and mp3. It comprises of 20 hours of home-study and presented by Melissa Spilsted who is a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist specialising in pregnancy and childbirth.

Childbirth Training:

If you are not midwife, student midwife (2nd year onwards), doula, childbirth educator, doctor or nurse (with childbirth training); then our ‘Introduction to Childbirth’ home-study module is required.

This course which has been specially designed for the Hypnobirthing Australia™ program and is presented by Clinical Lecturer of Midwifery, Mae’t Pearson.

The cost for this module is $350.00 (incl. GST) and it consists of invaluable information for pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, video lectures and a comprehensive workbook. This module comprises of 20 hours of home-study.


After attending the full practitioner training and completing required modules, you will be required to submit and pass assessment, obtain a First Aid Certificate, arrange for your own insurance and sign the Practitioner Agreement before becoming certified as a Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner and receiving full access to all training materials.

Upon commencing your own courses, all official class materials are ordered through the Hypnobirthing Australia administration team. Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioners are invited to join our online Practitioners support group, participate in ongoing professional development and make use of the free Hypnobirthing Australia documents and forms and other relevant resources.

Your first year of certification and membership fee (from the date of training) is included in your Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner Course (value $440). An annual renewal process, fee, completed Code of Conduct, valid First Aid Certificate (unless you have current medical qualifications), insurance and continuing professional development is required in order to remain certified to teach the program, have access to our teaching materials, ongoing support and keep your profile/listing page live on our website.

Schedule of Practitioner Training Classes