Work effectively in a celebrancy role

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
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
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
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 CHCCEL401B, 'Work effectively in a celebrancy role'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Work within the role of the celebrant

1.1 Demonstrate respect for the powerful role of symbolism and ritual in honouring and celebrating life events

1.2 Work with understanding of the celebrancy role:

in developing and delivering ceremonies to address wishes and values of clients in a non-judgemental way

historical evolution of the role

in religious and secular contexts

as possible career path for a range of occasions

1.3 Work as a resource and adviser to assist clients identify ways to express their values and ideals in relation to the ceremony to be performed

1.4 Prepare each ceremony individually in consultation with the client

1.5 Encourage clients to express themselves seriously through ceremony, and to strengthen values, ideals and relationships

1.6 Provide advice and information to clients to support their contribution to and participation in the ceremony/ritual

1.7 Advise clients of current legislative and regulatory requirements applying to particular ceremonies

1.8 Work with understanding of the purpose of participation in ceremony in the lives of individuals, groups and communities

2. Plan ceremony

2.1 Work in collaboration with client/s to determine key parameters for ceremony to address client needs and preferences

2.2 Plan, research and write content of ceremony and seek client feedback as a basis for confirming approach and content and/or making improvements

2.3 Convey to clients understanding of multicultural contributions to, and the place of art and culture in ceremony

2.4 Plan rehearsal/s as required and alternative or back-up arrangements

2.5 Seek external input as required to develop, or acquire resources to address client preferences and cultural background

2.6 Ensure planned ceremony is sensitive to client's social, cultural and linguistic needs, values and ideals

2.7 Ensure planned ceremony addresses relevant legislative and regulatory requirements

2.8 Put in place contingency plans including backup arrangements should the celebrant be unavoidably prevented from performing the ceremony

2.9 Ensure planning addresses relevant safety provisions in line with occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements, including hazard assessment and risk management

3. Organise ceremony

3.1 Conduct rehearsal/s as required in accordance with pre-arranged plans and agreements

3.2 Manage venue and time arrangements to meet the needs of the clients

3.3 Confirm roles of ceremony participants or of other service providers

3.4 Facilitate orderly progression of the ceremony, as agreed with client/s

3.5 Ensure professional presentation of ceremony as agreed with client

3.6 Organise and use appropriate resources to achieve an effective presentation

3.7 Complete associated documentation and store and/or forward appropriately

4. Perform public or private ceremony

4.1 Apply understanding of the role of public and private ceremony in the community

4.2 Use appropriate presentation style in line with needs of client and purpose of ceremony

4.3 Adapt presentation style to suit the size and nature of the venue, including outdoor venues

4.4 Ensure presentation style matches audience characteristics

4.5 Make effective use of resources and presentation aids where appropriate to enhance the ceremony

4.6 Interact effectively with participants and the audience to engage them in the ceremony as agreed with client

4.7 Use appropriate public speaking techniques, ensuring there is a clear beginning and closing to the ceremony

5. Undertake administration relevant to celebrancy work

5.1 Establish, organise, maintain and review a resource file and/or database of ceremony related information and practices

5.2 Identify the resources and equipment required to establish a celebrancy service/ small business

5.3 Maintain securely and manage client documentation relating to the ceremony and communications with the client

5.4 Utilise effective administrative skills to collect and store documentation

5.5 Apply open, honest and effective invoicing procedures as appropriate

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCCEL401B appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC42608 - Certificate IV in Celebrancy