Are you interested in becoming a civil celebrant but don’t know where to start from? I help train new civil celebrants and help them get registered and start living their passion to celebrate life.
First, I would love to meet you and know why you’re inclined towards the profession. We can then arrange for classes and discuss the other details of these lessons.
Cert IV in celebrancy is a certification that authorises budding celebrants and gives them the permission to conduct weddings. To get this certification, you need to undergo a training program and pass an exam. Don’t worry, I will help you every step of the way.
I usually prefer teaching my students in different batches. Also, you don’t have to belong to a particular age group or have a specific skill to become a celebrant. The classroom sessions are all about interaction and fun. Here I teach you the technical aspects of the profession and some tips from my experience.
Homework and assignment projects are part and parcel of the coursework here. These assignments are a mixture of written and practical activities. In fact, I might even assign special sessions and workshops to help you learn the tricks of the trade quicker.
Once you know all about the basics of becoming a civil celebrant, you’re ready to submit your application. I will help you with the paperwork and the registration process as well
It is quite a complicated process to go through, to become a registered civil celebrant in Australia. You can view the full ist of requirements here: https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Marriage/Pages/become-a-marriage-celebrant.aspx
Different Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) have different schedules for their students. You need to check schedules out with a variety of RTOs before you enrol with one, to make sure their timetable fits in with your expectations and your ability to complete the course within a given time-frame.
Civil celebrants have become very popular in Melbourne, especially over the past few years. Three out of four marriages in Australia are conducted by civil celebrants. In order to become a civil celebrant, you need to complete a Certificate IV in Celebrancy and meet other requirements set out by the Marriage Act 1961. But if you wish to be a funeral celebrant, or wish to conduct naming ceremonies or renewal or vows ceremonies or commitment ceremonies, there is no such requirement. Anyone can do those.
The content of the Certificate IV in Celebrancy CHC41015 can be seen here: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC41015 – please note that the elective elements that you study, to complete the Certificate, may vary from one Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to another. But all will lead to you gaining the Certificate, if you are assessed as ‘competent’ in each of the elements of study.
You can contact me via email or via WhatsApp (myWhatsApp number is +61410456327). We can have a chat about the course, I can answer any questions you may have, and I can recommend a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that might suit your needs.
A good civil celebrant is warm, friendly, polite and professional. They know their stuff – you will be able to sense this quickly in your first conversation or communication with them. I think a good celebrant is also energetic, someone who is genuinely interested in you, who asks more questions of you and what you’re after, than tells you about themselves. The person you choose to be your celebrant is going to be front and centre on your special day. You need to like them, be able to trust them, and know that they can do a wonderful job working with you to create a ceremony that you and your guests will remember long after your wedding day. And you need to get a sense that they are calm and able to handle stress in a mature manner. Above all, they must be a great fit for both of you. If they’re not, then keep looking!
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