About the course

About the course

It's an exciting time in Australia to consider obtaining a qualification in Celebrancy. There have been land mark changes in Celebrancy legislation which will see a significant increase in demand for celebrants in Australia.

Our 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'll 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. Given this, the course also includes units that address marketing and managing a small business.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

Orientation & Enrolment: Wednesday 4 March at 6:00pm

First class: Wednesday 1 April at 6pm

Flexible: 6 months (6 fortnightly Wednesday evening workshops (6pm to 9pm), plus 2 weekend workshops held towards the end of the program)

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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After successful completion of our celebrancy 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.

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Entry Requirements

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, Box Hill Institute 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.


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Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

Fees & Finance Options

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

Government Subsidised ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$360$1,800$6,300
Service Fee$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$130$130$130
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$730$2,170$6,670
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$730$2,170$6,670
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, 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).

Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates 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.
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