Develop an effective relationship with a marrying couple

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCCEL403A, 'Develop an effective relationship with a marrying couple'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Communicate effectively with a marrying couple

1.1 Apply effective communication skills to provide the marrying couple with accurate information about the marriage ceremony and associated legal requirements and to identify their needs and preferences about the ceremony

1.2 Ensure personal communication style with marrying couple is diplomatic, culturally appropriate and compliant with Federal, State and Territory discrimination legislation

1.3 Use well developed and empathic listening skills while avoiding adopting a role as a counsellor or educator to the couple

1.4 Convey to couples an understanding of cultural rights, multicultural contributions and the place of the arts in culture and ceremony

1.5 Ensure appropriate facilities are used to conduct interviews with marrying couples

2. Address issues and problems in relating to a marrying couple

2.1 Use effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills to resolve differences with the couple

2.2 Facilitate access to translation and interpreting services if required

2.3 Use the services of a translator and/or interpreter as required in planning and/or conducting a marriage ceremony

2.4 Develop an effective working relationship with the marrying couple and identify any additional resources required to enhance the marriage ceremony

2.5 Adopt a problem-solving approach to working with a marrying couple

2.6 Manage issues and disruptions in planning and conducting the marriage ceremony and display empathy in working with others

2.7 Identify and manage differences in needs of marrying couple, including differences between religious and non-religious circumstances

2.8 Deal with difficult people and/or situations in a calm manner aiming to resolve issues

3. Provide information about family relationship services

3.1 Convey information to couples at an appropriate time, in an appropriate manner and in line with the Marriage Act 1961

3.2 Explain to the marrying couple the purpose of the marriage celebrant's obligation to provide information about family relationship services under the Marriage Act 1961

3.3 Identify the information about family relationship services a marriage celebrant must be able to provide to a marrying couple

3.4 Maintain currency of information about family relationship services

3.5 Explain to the couple the proper role of the marriage celebrant

3.6 Identify special provisions for ministers of religion and their relationship with the Code of Practice for Marriage Celebrants

4. Discuss administrative issues with the couple

4.1 Explain the marriage celebrant's role in ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of the parties

4.2 Explain documentation and record-keeping requirements

4.3 Establish agreement with the couple in relation to booking arrangements for the venue for the marriage ceremony and any additional service providers as required

4.4 Explain record-keeping requirements in relation to marrying couples, including records required when work is undertaken on behalf of a religious organisation or those for non-religious ceremonies

4.5 Discuss billing and invoicing arrangements if required, and reach agreement with the couple prior to undertaking further planning of the marriage ceremony

4.6 Provide the couple with a full statement of fees and charges from the beginning of contact with them, including what is covered, any refundable charges and when receipts will be issued

4.7 Provide marrying couple with information about options for preparation of documents, including marriage certificates, and discuss common errors in preparing documents and how to avoid them

5. Seek feedback from the marrying couple

5.1 Explain to the couple the importance of evaluating marriage services

5.2 Outline approach to evaluation and improvement of marriage celebrancy practice

5.3 Identify techniques for obtaining evaluation and reviewing your practice

5.4 Provide marrying couple with information about how to make a complaint as part of the Code of Practice for Marriage Celebrants

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCCEL403A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC42608 - Certificate IV in Celebrancy