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CHC41015 – Certificate IV in Celebrancy (2nd Release)


Occupation Titles:
Funeral celebrant
Civil celebrant
Loss and grief celebrant
Community celebrant
Marriage celebrant
Family celebrant

Course Name: CHC41015 - Certificate IV in Celebrancy (2nd Release)
Course Code: CHC41015
Course Duration: The duration that the learner has to complete the qualification is six to twelve months; however, the completion time will vary depending upon the individual learner, the delivery mode, whether or not RPL or direct credits apply.
Training Plans: Certificate IV in Celebrancy

This qualification covers the broad based skills and knowledge that underpin a range of celebrancy roles, as well as addressing specific legislative responsibilities of marriage celebrants and providing a range of electives representing different aspects of celebrancy work.
Celebrants may specialise in a range of areas of celebrancy as well as developing skills to manage their own business operations.
Celebrants may specialise in a range of areas of celebrancy as well as developing skills to manage their own business operations. Within this qualification you must complete successfully 13 units of study. There are 5 compulsory units, 4 units if you seek marriage registration, and then the complement in elective units.
THIS QUALIFICATION DOES NOT QUALIFY YOU TO PERFORM MARRIAGE CEREMONIES For more information on the application and appointment process please contact the Attorney Generals Department on (02) 6234 4800 or email them at or Website:


Written questions and answers
Practical role play assessments
Portfolio of documentation in relations to role play and other activities

Entry Requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Australian Quality Training has in place a policy of minimum age requirement of a learner must be 18 year old to enrol in this course.
If you have not completed year 10 it would be an advantage if you have achieved equivalent language and literacy skills through formal study.
This course will cover relevant Legislation, Relationship Education Services. Applying higher level communication skills required for effective operation in the workplace assessment, cultural communication protocol. Workers at this level are required to have an understanding of Indigenous culture

Qualification Requirements:

To seek appointment as a Marriage Celebrant in Australia, you must first complete the course Certificate IV in Celebrancy CHC42608. The other criteria for an aspiring marriage celebrant is a legal questionnaire and a “fit and proper person’s test” that is administered by the staff of the Attorney-General’s Marriage and Inter-country Adoption Branch –
The qualification of Certificate IV in Celebrancy was designed to bring a new level of education to the profession of Marriage Celebrancy. Since 2003 training has been compulsory, and consisted of one mandatory unit of study from the Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy. From January 2010 there has been the further requirement that all candidates need to complete the whole Certificate IV in Celebrancy. You should familiarise yourself with the appointment process at
This qualification is a nationally recognised course under the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Units of Competence:
CodeUnit NameType
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
BSBIPR401 Use and respect copyright
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
CHCCEL001 Develop sustainable celebrancy practice
CHCCEL002 Establish client celebrancy needs
CHCCEL003 Research, design and organise ceremonies
CHCCEL004 Prepare for, present and evaluate ceremonies
CHCCEL005 Establish and maintain marriage celebrancy practice
CHCCEL006 Interview clients and plan marriage ceremonies
CHCCEL007 Prepare for, present and evaluate marriage ceremonies
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

We specialise in small classes
There are three (3) stages to complete the study at AQT

Stage 1: All resources will be sent to the student prior to commencing the face-to-face training to begin self-paced study

5 days training (full time ) or
2 by 3 day weekends for part time

Stage 2: Training in simulated environment is conducted with scenarios and role play (upon the student being ready after the self-paced study)

Stage 3 : Supported distance education until completion of the course
Please note : Two bills have passed through Parliament, “ Marriage Amendment (Celebrant Administration and Fees) Bill 2014 ” and Marriage (Celebrant Registration Charge ) Bill 2014 ”, `and as a result as from July 1st 2014 the following requirements will come into effect:

1. Application Fee of $600 will apply to all new applications to become a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant.
2. An annual registration charge of $240 for continuing registration as a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant.
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