Conduct and review a marriage ceremony in line with legal requirements

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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 CHCCEL405A, 'Conduct and review a marriage ceremony in line with legal requirements'.
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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. Finalise arrangements for marriage ceremony

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

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

2.3 Confirm venue and time arrangements to meet the needs of the marrying couple, ensuring other arrangements at the venue will not interfere with planned ceremony

2.4 Confirm roles of ceremony participants and/or other service providers

2.5 Identify special needs of ceremony participants and/or other service providers, including interpreters as required and ensure working relationship established prior to commencement of ceremony

2.6 Apply Code of Practice in relation to arrival times

2.7 Identify possible problems or issues and put in place contingency plans where possible

2.8 Manage documentation relating to the ceremony and communication with the marrying couple

3. Conduct ceremony

3.1 Maintain professional personal presentation in accordance with the Code of Practice

3.2 Ensure professional presentation of the marriage ceremony in line with plan agreed with marrying couple and in keeping with religious or non-religious context

3.3 Ensure the ceremony is audible in accordance with the Code of Practice

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

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

3.5 Facilitate orderly progression of the ceremony, as agreed with the marrying couple

3.6 Ensure that all documentation [3 certificates of marriage] is correctly signed by the marrying couple and their witnesses

3.7 Ensure that any omissions or errors are rectified in the presence of, and initialled by, the marrying couple and their witnesses

4. Follow up and review ceremony

4.1 Use effective administrative/business management skills to collect, store and manage documentation relating to the ceremony and communication with the marrying couple

4.2 Forward documents to State/territory Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages after performing ceremony

4.3 Ensure secure storage of documentation relating to marrying couple in line with legal requirements

4.4 Apply effective invoicing procedures in line with billing arrangements agreed with marrying couple

4.5 Incorporate evaluation procedures into marriage celebrancy practices as a basis for improving services

4.6 Seek feedback from the marrying couple using a range of techniques and use feedback to continuously improve service

4.7 Use negative feedback and complaints as well as positive feedback to guide practice improvement

4.7 Work in collaboration with colleagues to develop, maintain and improve own skills and resources

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCCEL405A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC42608 - Certificate IV in Celebrancy