CHC41015 - Certificate IV in Celebrancy

 

 

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Most people are attracted to becoming a marriage celebrant or wedding celebrant as a lot of people call our profession because of the joy they will witness in ceremonies with marrying couples.  As celebrant we work professionally and with heart to design ceremonies that are legally validly and meet the stories and hopes of couples.  Whilst joining with couples to make a lifetime memory for them, we find ourselves also enjoying and valuing those moments in our own career.  Some celebrants are also attracted to serve the needs for meaningful funeral celebrancy work, and again are honoured to be the memory makers for those families.  

 

Australian celebrants now perform approximately 70% of all marriage and funeral ceremonies nationwide.  

 

It is important when you are considering becoming a celebrant that you research wisely and find a training company that is the best fit for you.  You should look for some of the following gems:  

  • Best quality trainers, where you can read their profiles and see their extensive backgrounds in celebrancy and business
  • Your own personal tutor, with backup tutors if needed
  • A year to complete your course
  • An inclusive approach to all students
  • An ethos that learning should be both rewarding and fun
  • Longevity in the celebrancy training field
  • Do they also train existing celebrants under a govt contract that allows them to keep abreast of modern celebrancy in practice nationwide by joining, continuously improving, and learning from practising celebrants?
  • Do they have ongoing training and opportunities for professional improvement? 

 

Australian Celebrations Training is a registered training organisation, RTO #31179 with the Australian government, that is the leading provider of celebrancy training in Australia.  Our Cert IV in Celebrancy CHC41015 qualification has been designed by professional curriculum designers and highly experienced celebrants who understand the needs of adult learners.   

If you are returning to study after a short or a long break, we have designed the material to be user friendly, academically sound, and of real use in your future small business as a celebrant. 

 Our goal is to have colleague emerge into our profession who are confident and job ready from our training.  We offer the course in both class and online settings, delivered in a socially responsible manner. 

 

Course Structure   

The Certificate IV in Celebrancy CHC41015 is made up on 13 units of competency and can be studied in a variety of ways.  

  • Online – all online access for the individual
  • Zoom class – 5 days of learning with online access
  • Blended – 5 days of face to face with online access, and one day for marriage ceremony assessments
  • Distance education (traditional correspondence) 

 

For all units that are on offer, please read our Course Information Guide

 

Please note that 2 of the units of competency that are needed to apply to become a marriage celebrant, require a simulated marriage ceremony as part of the performance evidence in the assessment requirements.  These are units CHCCEL004 Prepare for, present and evaluate ceremonies and CHCCEL007 Prepare for, present and evaluate marriage ceremoniesBoth of these units state the need for the simulated ceremony be performed in the presence of 20 guests and require the use of a PA system. This requirement has been set in the formal qualification CHC41015.  We train students to every element of the qualification to ensure their best opportunity for professionalism in skills and knowledge.

  

If you are attending a classroom course, two weeks later an assessment day for classroom students will be held where students perform their simulated marriage ceremonies, and we will provide the guests for you on that day and the PA system. Many students find it difficult to source this amount of people, particularly if their studies are confidential, they live in a small town, or they have moved recently and have yet to build a local community of friends.

  

To seek appointment as a marriage celebrant you need to complete the 13 units in the Certificate IV in Celebrancy – this is made up of 9 celebrancy units of competency and 4 electives.  We have written the curriculum in a wholistic manner to avoid duplication of assessment work. Of the four electives we have chosen one, and then you will select a group of three, either the business electives or the funeral electives, as we want people to have a qualification that is most useful to them. You must complete all 13 units before you can apply to be a marriage celebrant.  

 

Whilst the funeral celebrancy units are not compulsory to be able to work as a funeral celebrant, many funeral directing companies prefer to see that people have studied these units.  In particular, the unit CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support, so that you understand how to be present and supportive with bereaved people, as well as your own self-care.  Formal units of competency in funeral celebrancy may in the future be required to work in this area.  Our company director Beth O’Brien, who designed this course, is an internationally certified thanatologist and psychotherapist (specialising in grief and bereavement support, education, and counselling).  You can read about her extensive background at www.endoflifeplanning.com.au/beth-qualifications/

 

Study Options

 

Online

Zoom Class/Online

Blended Face to Face Classroom/Online

Correspondence distance education

 $895

 $1395

$1895

$1195

Support available by your personal tutor, all staff are celebrants 

Support available by your trainer, all staff are celebrants 

Support available by your trainer, all staff are celebrants 

Support available by your personal tutor, all staff are celebrants 

Practical and easy to follow student material designed by celebrant leaders in the profession.

Practical and easy to follow student material designed by celebrant leaders in the profession

Practical and easy to follow student material designed by celebrant leaders in the profession

Practical and easy to follow student material designed by celebrant leaders in the profession

Easy to navigate student online platform

Easy to navigate student online platform

Easy to navigate student online platform

Easy to navigate hard copy manual

All assessments reviewed within 2 working weeks

All assessments reviewed within 2 working weeks

All assessments reviewed within 2 working weeks

All assessments reviewed within 2 working weeks

Start anytime

Start a one-week block of 5 days or 1 day per week for 5 weeks.

Begin your learning in class for 5 days and then complete your assessments at your own pace.  Two weeks after the class you will return to complete your marriage ceremony assessment.

 

Start anytime

PA and video required for assessments and the mock marriage ceremony will require 20 guests

PA and video required for assessments and the mock marriage ceremony will require 20 guests

Major marriage assessment requiring PA and 20 guests will be completed in class

PA and video required for assessments and the mock marriage ceremony will require 20 guests

12 month enrolment

12 month enrolment

12 month enrolment

12 month enrolment

 

 

Zoom Class Timetable

Dates                    Trainer
   
2nd - 6th November 2020 Melissa Jacob   ENROL NOW
   

 

 

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How to become a marriage celebrant in Australia?

To seek appointment as a Marriage Celebrant in Australia, you must first complete the course Certificate IV in Celebrancy CHC41015.  Once you have completed your qualification you can then apply to become a marriage celebrant with the Australian Attorney General’s Department.  

Please read their webpage:

https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Marriage/Pages/become-a-marriage-celebrant.aspx 

Before enrolling you should familiarise yourself with the appointment process by visiting their webpage, and you should also read the Conflict of interest and benefit to business for Commonwealth Registered Marriage Celebrants to ascertain if you may have a perceived conflict of interest which may jeopardise your appointment as a marriage celebrant. 

 

If you are planning to marry a family member or a friend in a once off occasion

We appreciate that this is a wonderful hope of many people, however this is not a quick process.  The qualification is large and usually takes one year to complete.  Once you have completed your course you are then required to submit your application for appointment to the Attorney-General’s Department, processing of this application usually takes 3 months and there is a $600 application fee.  In addition to this you need to be appointed at least one month before the wedding date to accept the Notice of Intention to Marry from the marrying couple.  Also, once you become a marriage celebrant there are ongoing financial obligations to hold your registration.  You may wish instead to find an authorised marriage celebrant in your local community who you could work with to present the ceremony.

 

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