CHC: Becoming a celebrant in Brisbane
Rose Training runs you through the steps of becoming a celebrant.
Your Cert IV in Celebrancy is the important first part of becoming a fully registered and successful marriage celebrant in Australia. Many people think that a Cert IV CHC means you can immediately officiate weddings – while we agree that completing a Celebrancy course is compulsory and fundamental to your understanding of the legal technicalities of marriage, public speaking and the way in which weddings are designed, it is actually part of a series of steps you need to complete before you are on your way to becoming a celebrant. This week at Rose Training, we are discussing what this series of steps entails; namely the stepping stones to that final goal of yours, becoming celebrant at your friends wedding, your daughters, your brothers, or opening your own celebrancy business.
Celebrancy trainer Karen Rose tells us about “The Celebrancy Steps”:
Step 1: Getting your Cert IV in Celebrancy
- We may be a bit biased, but we reckon this is the most fun/great/fantastic/enjoyable part of the Celebrancy journey! What a better way to start off your route to
becoming a celebrant than doing your Cert IV CHC at Rose Training Australia. We understand that life can intervene in your dream to study, so we have tailored study options which suit your lifestyle, whatever that may be. This includes online, face-to-face and blended delivery. The Block course is over 5 days, the Saturday course over 6 weeks, and you can complete the online course at your leisure! Additionally, we also have blended delivery – a combination of face-to-face and online training that works around your schedule.
Step 2: Submitting an application
After you’ve successfully graduated with a Cert IV in Celebrancy from Rose Training, you now have to submit an application to the Attorney General’s office. Why do you have to do this? Well, being a celebrant isn’t to be taken lightly –it’s a HUGE legal responsibility. A celebrant who makes a mistake means that a wedding may not be legally binding! You need to be qualified and know what you are doing.
Step 3: Answering Celebrancy questions
- You then need to answer a take home multiple choice quiz pertaining to marriage law and processes, so we reiterate you need to keep those Cert IV notes handy! Lucky at Rose Training we deliver information in a way that is enjoyable and sticks with you for life.
Step 4: Be assessed as a fit and proper person.
- After Step 3, you must pass the test of being a ‘fit and proper person’ to conduct a wedding. What does this mean? Our trusty Marriage Act 1961 can help us. It involves a plethora of criteria, including: you must to be over 18, you must have sufficient knowledge, of marriage law, whether you have a good standing in the community and whether you are qualified via the completion of a recognised celebrancy course. There is a myriad of traits which make a ‘fit and proper person’ so refer to The Marriage Act 1961 s39C for more details.
Finally, as of July last year you need to pay an annual registration fee and also an application fee.
We hope that this has helped you in some way if you are interested in starting your Celebrancy journey with us! Remember, it may sound like a drawn out process but all of graduates and trainers who have gone on to become qualified celebrants agree that being a Celebrant is thoroughly rewarding and a wonderful job to have, where you get to share in one of the most special days in a couples life and meet fantastic new people. So, start your journey now! Call us or talk to Jessica about how you can complete your CHC Cert IV with us at Rose Training Australia.