How to become a marriage celebrant
- January 4, 2018
- Posted by: Rose Training Australia
- Category: Marriage Articles
Becoming a marriage celebrant is an incredibly special journey. If you’re driven by love and the happiness of others, marriage celebrancy could be the career for you.
With the recent legalisation of same sex marriage in Australia, celebrancy roles have become more exciting and rewarding than ever. Rose Training offers all the resources you need to become a celebrant and kick start your new career.
How do I become a marriage celebrant?
To become a celebrant, you must be qualified and personally fit to fulfil the role. You are required to compete a Certificate IV in Celebrancy, which you can enrol in at Rose Training. The course includes units that are designed to educate about the processes and procedures associated with marriage. Upon successful completion of the Cert IV, you will then be assessed on other determining factors including your criminal history, any conflicts of interest and if you are well respected in the community. The Rose Training course encourages personal growth and development, as well as teaching the required units.
Once you have paid the fee and been approved by the registrar, you can apply for an ABN if you plan on invoicing your clients.
How much does it cost?
You can reserve your spot in the next Rose Training celebrancy course by simply depositing $200. Complete the course online for only $1,285, or if you prefer a more socially interactive course, you can choose your location and complete the course for $1,985.
Once training is complete, and you’re in the final stages of becoming a marriage celebrant, you are required to pay a $600 fee to the Australian Government. To renew your registration annually, you are required to pay $240 every July.
The initial start up costs can seem daunting, however you are making a worthwhile investment in the future of your career, and the future of love and equality in Australia.
Does marrying same sex & heterosexual couples differ?
The change in legislation and amendments to marriage ceremony requirements are obligatory in all marriage celebrations. Marriage equality will be evident in Australia in its truest form, and there will be no dividing guidelines to separate heterosexual and same sex marriages.
The ‘monitum’ now refers to the union of two people, rather than just men and women. This modification eliminates any inequality previously evident in marriage in Australia.
How do I renew my marriage celebrancy license?
To remain registered, celebrants are required to pay a renewal fee of $240 at the beginning of every financial year.
It is also your responsibility to update any changes in your contact details or circumstances. You can do so through the marriage celebrants online portal, or by forwarding the relevant form to the Australian Government.
The Australian Government requires celebrants to complete five hours of ongoing professional development each year at a registered training organisation. Celebrant association conferences are also in place for updated education. It is expected that these development tools will highlight the ground breaking changes in the country’s marriage legislation.
A marriage celebrant course will expose you to a wealth of useful knowledge. To get started on the life changing experience, find out more about our celebrancy course. Join hundreds of happy students who have successfully completed their Cert IV through Rose Training.