Coalition of Celebrant Associations

Australia’s Peak Celebrant Body

Celebrant training

This section contains information on the training for people wishing to become a

  • Commonwealth Marriage Celebrant
  • Funeral/ Memorial Celebrant
  • General / Family Celebrant, and/or
  • A Celebrant for all Occasions

Currently a Certificate IV in Celebrancy is required for authorisation as a Commonwealth Marriage Celebrant in Australia.

 For information about how celebrant training is developed and reviewed see:

For more details about this nationally accredited training course, see:

Civil Celebrancy – A changing profession Prepared for VET Training Review in 2014 For more recent information, see  Ceremonies and celebrations - some demographics Civil Celebrancy continues to outgrow religious Celebrancy in weddings and is increasing in popularity for funerals The ‘Baby Boomers’ generation turning 60 until mid 2020s and 70 until mid 2030s Australia has an aging population making the funeral industry a growth industry Only  Commonwealth celebrants are required to pay the mandatory annual cost recovery registration fees introduced by Attorney-General’s Department in 2014 There are concerns that state-based BDM departments will compete for civil celebrancy work outside…
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