What CoCA is:
The Coalition of Celebrant Associations (CoCA) Inc is the peak body for celebrancy in Australia being:
- the only association of celebrant associations in Australia and
- the only association with these specific aims in its constitution to promote celebrancy and the advancement of the celebrancy profession in Australia.
One of CoCA’s aims is to engage with the Attorney-General and the Department on Marriage Celebrant Program issues.Things to know about The Coalition of Celebrant Associations (CoCA) Inc:
- The Coalition of Celebrant Associations Inc. is a non-profit incorporated association, which means it has a legal structure by which the association must operate and be accountable to its member associations.
- CoCA Inc brings together the combined wisdom of association delegates selected on the basis of ability and knowledge to address celebrant concerns. It is made up of articulate, well-informed, problem-solving, experienced celebrants.
- CoCA uses a number of strategies to keep abreast of matters affecting celebrants - research from a range of information sources, surveys, newsletters, and opportunities for input and feedback via its website
- CoCA makes submissions to government and other bodies as appropriate on a range of matters affecting celebrants;
- CoCA supports processes to ensure quality training and professional development of celebrants
- Two delegates from each member association meet electronically (by CoCA online forums and telephone conferences) throughout the year and meet twice a year in face to face meetings in Canberra, usually in conjunction with the AGD Associations Meeting.
- Member celebrant associations also work together in order to present concerns and offer solutions to the AGD (Attorney-General’s Department) & consult with the AGD regarding Australia’s marriage celebrant program. (Administration and management of the marriage celebrant program rests entirely with the AGD).
This includes CoCA Inc representatives attending the Attorney-General's Department's biannual meetings between the Attorney-General’s Department and Commonwealth Marriage Celebrants’ Associations and Networks