Plan a marriage ceremony in line with legal requirements

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 CHCCEL404A, 'Plan a marriage ceremony in line with legal requirements'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Address legal requirements to work as a marriage celebrant

1.1 Work with demonstrated accurate knowledge of the responsibilities and obligations of a marriage celebrant under the Marriage Act 1961 and Marriage Regulations 1963

1.2 Work with demonstrated accurate knowledge of available family relationship services as required under the Code of Practice for Marriage Celebrants

2. Prepare for marriage ceremony in line with legal requirements

2.1 Explain to marrying couple requirements for marriage under the Marriage Act 1961 and the Marriage Regulations 1963 in planning the marriage ceremony

2.2 Confirm whether the couple may marry under Australian law (i.e. under the Marriage Act 1961)

2.3 Provide marrying couples with information about availability of relationship education services in accordance with the Code of Practice

2.4 Ensure planned ceremony adheres to requirements of the Marriage Act 1961, the Marriage Regulations 1963, the Code of Practiceand other relevant legislation

2.5 Explain legal requirements of marriage ceremony to clients and/or potential marrying couples

2.6 Sight documentation required by the Marriage Act prior to solemnisation of the marriage

2.7 Explain documentation requirements and processes to marrying couples, including systems and processes to ensure privacy of marrying couples' records

2.8 Discuss with couple options for presentation of documentation other than legal documentation and agree on format and style of presentation

2.9 Obtain and/or prepare marriage stationery as agreed with couple and in accordance with the legal requirements

2.10 Ensure administrative systems and supplies are in place to support completion, storage and forwarding of relevant documentation in accordance with legal requirements

2.11 Review all required documentation and ensure it is accurately completed for signing

3. Assist couple to plan a marriage ceremony in line with legal requirements

3.1 Demonstrate recognition of the social, cultural and legal significance of marriage and the marriage ceremony

3.2 Complete paperwork accurately in accordance with the legal requirements

3.3 Assist couple to plan and organise day, time and proposed venue for the marriage ceremony

3.4 Assist couple to address any issues arising in planning the marriage ceremony

3.5 Offer the couple a range of presentable and well maintained ceremony resources

3.6 For a religious ceremony:

ensure the ceremony has formal approval of the religious body or organisation for which it is conducted

if changes are made to the ceremony, ensure these changes are approved

ensure section 46 is included in any religious ceremony conducted by a Commonwealth registered marriage celebrant

3.7 For a civil ceremony, ensure ceremony meets minimum legal requirements i.e. vows are written in accordance with legislative requirements in section 45(2) and legislative requirements of section 46 are met

3.8 Assist couple in the creation of the marriage ceremony, in line with legal requirements and in keeping with the purpose and significance of the marriage ceremony, values, ideals and social and cultural contexts

3.9 Assist couple to identify the need for and plan a rehearsal

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCCEL404A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC42608 - Certificate IV in Celebrancy