Cert IV in Celebrancy
If you are serious about entering this fine profession you need to be serious about the quality of your training. Yes, there are many celebrants out there and to succeed you need to have a thorough training in all aspects of your role as a Marriage Celebrant. AQT offers you this thorough training by running small classes with a maximum of six students.
Our face-to-face class is over five days
Student undergo assessment in telephone techniques, face-to-face interviewing of a marrying couple, completing documentation and checking all required documents in line with scenarios provided to them, planning weddings and performing those weddings. . In fact, each student actually presents at least two wedding ceremonies as part of their assessment.
After the face-to-face portion of the training each student is then required to complete a number of written assessments in their own time. Throughout this AQT is constantly available for any assistance required. The support offered by AQT is second-to-none and you will certainly find your journey with us a most satisfying and enjoyable experience.
Please note: AQT do not conduct this course by full distance education.
Most celebrants venture into this incredibly satisfying role. In fact, many marriage celebrants over the years have turned to do nothing but funerals as that is where their caring and supportive nature comes to the fore. Being a funeral celebrant is not for everyone but we can tell you that once you experience working with families at such a difficult time and getting them through, probably the worst day in the whole process, the actual funeral. Feeling the great satisfaction that comes with this important role you will want to continue. Families derive great strength from a professional funeral celebrant.
As this is such a sensitive role AQT do not offer this training by “distance education” preferring to be hands on with students through all aspects of the training. The course is run over three days.
The first two days are spent in the classroom. Our time in the classroom is focused very much on meeting grieving families, interviewing them to establish what their wishes are. Working with a scenario provided to them, each student interviews a family to obtain information for a eulogy, they prepare the eulogy based on the information gathered and include that in their mock funeral to be performed on the third day. Discussions about the order of service too is important and at the end of this each student is tasked with putting a funeral service together and actually performing that service in a chapel. We perform mock funerals in a chapel (and sometimes at a graveside) as , after all, that is where we work. Wherever possible we also video students conducting their funeral service in the chapel.