Your chance to comment on future Celebrant Training coming soon!
The Second Public Consultation will commence on the 15th April 2015. The first public consultation was held in January 2013 for a Diploma in Professional Celebrancy.
Our CoCA association representatives ask you to support a Diploma in Celebrancy
Certificate IV or Diploma? Things to know:
The Attorney-General's Department has never required existing celebrants to upgrade to the latest appointment qualification.
This qualification is intended for independent celebrants offering all ceremonies, not just marriage.
Evidence for celebrants' training needs in more depth and a broader range of ceremonies than just weddings, was identified from review of the latest population and other trends of a changing profession
The AGD could choose part of this qualification for authorisation if confirmed as a Diploma (6 or 7 units would be approximately half of the Diploma and equivalent in cost of a Certificate IV)
CoCA Associations' representatives are keen to ensure existing celebrants, who wantfurther training, have access to nationally accredited courses for viable work roles in all ceremonies if they choose.
Also this should ensure all new marriage celebrants are better trained.
Please tell us about your celebrancy initial training experiences
Keep an eye on "What's On Your Mind" for a link to the Second Consultation after the 15th April. We will post the link as soon as this is available for your feedback to the VET Skills Council responsible for this qualification.
The Coalition of Celebrant Associations (CoCA) Inc is the peak body for celebrants in Australia. CoCA is an association of celebrant associations spanning the nation. One of CoCA's key roles is to represent Commonwealth marriage celebrants concerns, needs and suggestions to the Attorney-General and the Attorney-General's Department and through it Protocol with the Department to provide advice on the development, implementation and review of the Commonwealth Marriage Celebrant Program.
CoCA values transparency, freedom of information and freedom of speech in its operations.
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