How to become a marriage celebrant


Karen Rose, our resident Queen of Celebrancy runs through the steps needed to become a marriage celebrant.

Become a marriage Celebrant Currently, legislation requires that a person who wishes to officiate over a wedding be either a Minister of Religion, or a registered Celebrant. To become a registered celebrant, there are a number of steps to take to obtain certification.

These steps are:

  • Successfully complete a Certificate IV in Celebrancy through a registered training organisation
    Become a marriage celebrant

    Become a celebrant at Rose Training Australia!

  • Submit an application to the Attorney-General’s office
  • Successfully answer a series of legal questions about marriage law and process
  • Be assessed as a “fit and proper”person by the Registrar of Marriage celebrants.



Rose Training Australia offers the Certificate IV in Celebrancy which is the required qualification to become a registered celebrant. The Certificate IV course covers compulsory units such as:

  • CHCADMIN305F Work within the administration protocols of the organisation
  • CHCCEL401C Work effectively in a celebrancy role
  • CHCCEL406A Identify and address client needs in a celebrancy role
  • CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
  • CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework


Rose Training Australia offers the course in an “Intensive” 5-day block, as well as a more flexible Saturday course, both based here in our Ann St offices. Additionally to this, we also offer the course online, so you can learn at your own pace!


Ask Jess, Jessica Rose, Rose Training Australia, 30383048, Call now!


If you’d like to speak to one of our team to find out more, feel free to give our Student Liaison Officer, Jessica, a call on 07 3038 3048 or fill in the form to the right and we’ll be in contact very soon!



In this job, every day is the best day of a couples life!Jane - Celebrancy Trainer