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.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


April

Flexible: 6 months (this course will begin as online delivery and then move into face to face delivery)

All classes are currently being delivered online including live discussion, and interactive workshops.

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

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Career Outcomes


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

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

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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Direct entry

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

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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