Prepare for, present and evaluate marriage ceremonies

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCCEL007, 'Prepare for, present and evaluate marriage ceremonies'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Finalise pre-ceremony arrangements

1.1 Confirm Notice of Intended Marriage forms have been received according to legal requirements and provide advice to couple about applying for shortening of time when required

1.2 Ensure that Declaration of No Legal Impediment to marriage forms are signed by both parties prior to the ceremony

1.3 Prepare and check 3 marriage certificates prior to ceremony with accurate, legible and complete information consistent with the Notice of Intended Marriage

1.4 Confirm marriage ceremony, venue and time arrangements with the marrying couple, ensuring other arrangements at the venue will not interfere with planned marriage ceremony

1.5 Confirm roles of marriage ceremony participants and/or other service providers

1.6 Identify special needs of marriage ceremony participants and/or other service providers, including interpreters

1.7 Establish working relationships with other service providers prior to commencement of marriage ceremony within scope of agreed celebrant role

2. Make on site preparations

2.1 Apply Code of Practice in relation to arrival times and standard of personal presentation at the event

2.2 Check that planned arrangements are in place and that other aspects of the event will not interfere with the marriage ceremony requirements

2.3 Confirm the presence of witnesses and location for completion of documentation

2.4 Identify where problems may occur, and respond in consultation with the marrying couple or their nominated representative

3. Present marriage ceremonies within legal requirements

3.1 Ensure appropriate placement of marriage celebrant during the ceremony particularly in relation to other people participating

3.2 Facilitate orderly progression of ceremony as agreed with marrying couple

3.3 Present marriage ceremony accurately and professionally in line with plan agreed with marrying couple and in keeping with religious or non-religious context

3.4 Ensure marriage ceremony is audible to the audience

3.5 Use resources and techniques as agreed with marrying couple to enhance the significance and symbolism of the marriage ceremony in line with values and ideals of the couple

4. Manage marriage ceremony documentation

4.1 Ensure that all documentation (3 certificates of marriage) are correctly signed by the marrying couple and their witnesses

4.2 Check documentation and ensure that any omissions or errors are rectified in the presence of, and initialled by, the marrying couple and their witnesses

4.3 Present completed marriage certificate to one or both members of the couple as soon as possible after signing

5. Register the marriage

5.1 Maintain privacy, security and confidentiality of marrying couple documentation and communication

5.2 Accurately complete forms and procedures within specified timeframes for lodgement under the Marriage Act 1961

5.3 Forward documents to state/territory Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages after performing ceremony within legislated timeframe

5.4 Securely store documentation in suitable location relating to the marrying couple in accordance with legal requirements

6. Evaluate ceremonies

6.1 Seek feedback from the marrying couple about services provided

6.2 Reflect on own performance and services and identify areas of strength and those for potential improvement

6.3 Review efficacy of resources used and identify and act on potential improvements