This qualification covers the broad based skills and knowledge that underpin a range of celebrancy roles, as well as addressing specific legislative responsibilities of marriage celebrants and providing a range of electives representing different aspects of celebrancy work.
Celebrants may specialise in a range of areas of celebrancy as well as developing skills to manage their own business operations.
Occupational title includes:
Loss and grief celebrant
13 units are required for award of this qualification including:
5 core units
8 elective units
A wide range of elective units is available, including:
Group A electives which must all be selected for work in marriage celebrancy
Group B electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
Other relevant electives listed below
Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on TGA or other public listing
CHCADMIN305F Work within the administration protocols of the organisation
CHCCEL406A Identify and address client needs in a celebrancy role
CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice
All workers undertaking celebrancy work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.
Group A electives - required for marriage celebrancy work
The following four units are required for marriage celebrancy work. These electives are required to apply for registration as a marriage celebrant with the Australian Attorney-General's Department.
CHCCEL402A Establish and maintain knowledge of legal responsibilities of a marriage celebrant (Note pre-requisite: CHCCEL401C )
CHCCEL403A Develop an effective relationship with a marrying couple (Note pre-requisite: CHCCEL402A )
CHCCEL404A Plan a marriage ceremony in line with legal requirements (Note pre-requisite: CHCCEL402A )
CHCCEL405A Conduct and review a marriage ceremony in line with legal requirements (Note pre-requisite: CHCCEL402A )
Group B electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
Other relevant electives
Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of relevant of electives is provided to facilitate selection.
CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to loss and grief