About this course
Study this Certificate IV in Celebrancy (CHC41015) course – a requirement to become a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant – and learn how to prepare and deliver a range of ceremonies.
This TAFE course is offered via a blended delivery mode by The Gordon and covers core areas such as the legislative responsibilities of marriage celebrants, how to plan and present funeral and memorial ceremonies, administrative requirements, legal responsibilities, how to set up your own business communications plan, providing grief and loss support and establishing your own celebrancy practice.
This well-rounded qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a fully qualified celebrant.
To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Possess at least Year-10 level language, literacy, numeracy and communications skills
- Possess basic computer skills
- Meet the Attorney General’s criteria for a fit and proper person (see ag.gov.au for more information)
- Submit an application
In this celebrancy course, the units of competency you may study include:
- CHCCEL001 – Develop sustainable celebrancy practice
- CHCCEL002 – Establish client celebrancy needs
- CHCCEL004 – Prepare for present and evaluate ceremonies
- CHCCEL003 – Research design and organised ceremonies
- CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
- CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
- CHCCEL005 – Establish and maintain marriage celebrancy practice
- CHCCEL006 – Interview clients and plan marriage ceremonies
- BSBSMB405 – Monitor and manage small business operations
- CHCCEL008 – Plan, present and evaluate funeral and memorial ceremonies
- CHCCEL007 – Prepare for, present and evaluate marriage ceremonies
- CHCCCS017 – Provide loss and grief support
- CUFFWYRT301A – Write content for a range of media
Why The Gordon?
The Gordon is an award-winning TAFE that has been providing high-quality education and training for over 125 years. As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, it services more than 19,000 students each year. Thanks to three purpose-built campuses – in Geelong City, East Geelong, and in Werribee – students are provided with a hands-on learning experience in settings modelled on real-world industry environments. The Gordon also boasts one of the most comprehensive and diverse course ranges in all of Western Victoria, with over 230 accredited qualifications to choose from. Students receive the added benefit of access to The Gordon’s pathway program, which provides articulation and credit transfer opportunities at Deakin University.
East Geelong – 2 Fenwick St, Geelong VIC 3220
Geelong City – Boundary Rd, East Geelong VIC 3219
Werribee Learning Centre – 9 Bridge St, Werribee VIC 3030
The Gordon offers its students access to an array of support services, including academic resources and on-site facilities to help make your time on campus happy, healthy and supportive.
The Gordon Library and study support team is on hand to provide personalised assistance with everything from essay writing to note-taking, and also includes an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for non-native English speakers. Tailored services are also available via the Aboriginal Education Unit and Disability Support Services offices. Career guidance can be sought from the Careers team at any time, and for anyone struggling with personal hardship, a free and confidential counselling service is available at both the Geelong City campus and East campus.