Ongoing Professional Development

During 2017 we received great feedback on our trainers and curriculum, the feedback received in the “good to excellent” range, nationally we scored 96.95%.  We have listened carefully to your feedback in terms of which new topics may be of interest.  We look forward to meeting up with colleagues from the many years of OPD training, and look forward to meeting our new colleagues.


In our Registered Training Organisation we specialise only in celebrant training, it is our sole focus and our passion.


Thank you to all who trained with us in the previous years, we are grateful for your business and loyalty.  We currently have approximately 98 OPD elective topics. Seventeen new topics for this year, and we are happy to introduce the grief and bereavement topics designed by our director, who is well versed in a thanatology. Many people may not know of Beth’s extensive background in grief and bereavement, you can read about that part of her passion at


New Topics for 2018 include

  • Working with LGBTI couples to design ceremonies
  • Divorce Healing Ceremony
  • Bridal Expo Exhibiting
  • How to create awesome social media content
  • Creating a wedding package for clients
  • Design a name-giving ceremony

In grief, loss and bereavement

  • Writing a Eulogy
  • Designing Memorial Services
  • Self-care for funeral celebrants  
  • Unexpected deaths, designing the funeral ceremony
  • Final resting place tour
  • Funeral home tour
  • Infants’ Funeral and memorial services
  • Working in the funeral services industry
  • Supporting people experiencing grief and bereavement
  • Grief, loss and bereavement theories
  • Design a funeral ceremony



Our fees range for a 5 hour selection from $120 to $165.  You can easily enrol and pay online, or pay via credit card, cheque or money order.   

Our fees have been from the beginning of OPD training the most competitive.  We believe they are very fair in terms of the quality of trainers, curriculum and resources.




Distance Education

E- books

5 hour session in classroom


(Early bird price $150, enrol before the 31st January)



5 hours all by distance education




5 hours all by e-booklets (online purchase only)






Professional Associations

Professional associations who have engaged us for their OPD days, are able to offer their membership a discount on attending any of our classes, this year that will be $140.

Those associations are:

  • Marriage Celebrants Australia Inc (WA)
  • Alliance of Celebrants Queensland (ACQ)


Our Training Team has received some great feedback so far this year, please go to our Facebook page   to read these testimonials.


 How to Enrol

Enrolments can be made by either:  

1.  Completing the manual enrolment form below and emailing, faxing or posting it to our office.


2.  Online through our website by clicking on the 2018 OPD Classroom Training link located directly under the Ongoing Professional Development heading in the course navigation bar on the left-hand side of your screen.  


Enrolments must be made prior to attendance, due to catering and venue organisation enrolments close 5 working days before the class date, arriving and/or paying on the day will not be accepted.


Sending a manual enrolment form does not guarantee your place in a class. Confirmation of your enrolment will be sent via email or post once your enrolment form is processed.



Download 2018 OPD Information Here

2018 OPD Course Description List