It is an exciting time in Australia to consider obtaining a qualification in Celebrancy. In December, 2017 the Australian parliament legislated for marriage equality. It is anticipated that this landmark change will see a significant increase in demand for celebrants in Australia.

This celebrancy course reflects the role of celebrants who work with their clients to plan and present ceremonies of varied types in the Australian community. These include, weddings and community ceremonies such as naming of babies, renewal of wedding vows, commitment ceremonies and funerals.

The units we deliver address the specific legislative responsibilities of marriage celebrants and link to national registration requirements.  We have included the following units so that, upon completion, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a marriage celebrant with the Australian Attorney-General’s Department:

  • Establish and Maintain Celebrancy Practice (CHCCEL005)
  • Interview clients and plan Marriage Ceremonies (CHCCEL006)
  • Prepare for, Present and Evaluate Marriage Ceremonies (CHCCEL007)

Celebrants are generally self employed. They need to have the ability to work outside usual business hours and may need to travel to their clients preferred locations.  The course also includes units that address marketing and managing a small business.

National Code CHC41015
Study Areas Community Services
Study Level Certificate IV
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 12 months

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses City

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $3,000.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $600.00
Full Fee $7,500.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $130.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February 2019

Full time: 12 months (Sundays 10am - 4pm and Thursday evenings 6pm - 9pm)


You must be 18 year or over. In order to maximise your chance of success in this program, you must be able to demonstrate adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Desirable (but not essential) skills include:

  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • trustworthiness and ability to use empathy
  • ability to communicate across varying culturally diverse groups and faiths
  • excellent organisation skills


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

After successful completion of this course you may apply for registration as a Marriage Celebrant with the Australian Attorney-General’s Department. You can also work as a Celebrant in your own business. The course includes units that address marketing and managing a small business.

Completion of 13 units (including 6 core and 7 electives)

Last updated: December 18, 2018 10:12am