Celebrant training: Attorney General’s Department reviewing forms in use
- March 4, 2015
- Posted by: Rose_TrainingOZ15
- Category: Latest News
Rose Training talks efficient celebrant training and how registered celebrants can give feedback to the Department this year.
In important celebrant training news, the Attorney-General’s Department is undertaking a review of all forms approved for use under the Marriage Act 1961 and Marriage Regulations 1963. As such, they are inviting registered celebrants to give feedback to the Department, starting from February 25. The survey will be open for six weeks, and all registered celebrants are encouraged to participate.
What is the purpose of the review? First, it is to gauge the effectiveness of the forms approved under the Marriage Act and Regulations. This can be successfully achieved through the feedback process. Second, it is to improve the useability of these forms, which are of significant importance to celebrants and other related stakeholders. Third, it is to make sure that forms that are no longer required are identified as being so. Overall, the process is to ensure and evaluate the ongoing efficiency and smooth working of the form process.
The Department estimates that the review will take up to a year to complete. They will notify stakeholders in advance when the forms will change, and will ensure that there is a significant period of time whereby marriage celebrants can use their current forms, then transition to new forms.
At Rose Training, we are passionate about celebrant training and making sure your transition from training to applying to become a celebrant to finally officiating weddings is as smooth, enjoyable and efficient as possible! We have sent an e-mail out to our registered celebrants to encourage them to take part in the survey and work towards making the Department processes streamlined. In particular, we encourage celebrants to suggest that the NOIM needs to reflect current social situations, and include space for divorce details to be recorded for both parties to the marriage (currently there is only provision for one party to record divorce details).