Your chance to comment on future Celebrant Training!
The Second Public Consultation is open for comment unti 15th May 2015.
The Coalition of Celebrant Associations (CoCA) asks you to support an upgrade of the qualification required to become a new authorised celebrant to a Diploma in Celebrancy
Certificate IV or Diploma?
Things to consider:
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 Diploma units would be equivalent in cost of a Certificate IV)
CoCA Associations' representatives are keen to ensure existing celebrants, who want further 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.
Read how to give your opinion then comment as soon as possible
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.
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