Coalition of Celebrant Associations

Australia’s Peak Celebrant Body

Initial Draft CHC42608 ** in Celebrancy

Initial Draft CHC42608 ** in Celebrancy.

This is NOT the FIRST Draft for Public Consultation:

An overview of that FIRST Draft can be found here:

Rather this is the initial document produced by the removing all the duplication from the current Certificate IV in Celebrants as part of the steamlining requirements of this Review.

Please note this initial draft, if left unchanged, would have removed 4 of the existing 7 Celebrancy Specific Units!

The Industry Reference Group worked to ensure that the knowledge and skills identified by the detailed job description would taught and assessed by the Celebrancy Course. This resulted in the First Draft having the 4 celebrancy specific units, reworked with more detailed and specific emphasis to ensure the First draft for consultation would ensure that the trainee would be able to perform as a competent professional celebrant.

Note: Previously the Skills Council had not worked from a job description which is why this qualification has been revised in a major way. Marriage Celebrants are the final decision makers under law to decide to proceed with marrying a couple. Thus they are not a para-professional working for a 'licensed professional' but a professional in their own right.

CHC42608         ** in Celebrancy

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of a celebrant. Celebrants may specialise in a range of  areas as well as developing skills to manage their own business operations.

Job titles may include:

  • Celebrant
  • Civil celebrant
  • Community celebrant
  • Family celebrant
  • Funeral celebrant
  • Loss and grief celebrant
  • Marriage celebrant
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Officiant
Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations

This qualification addresses  the specific legislative responsibilities of marriage celebrants and is linked to national registration requirements

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 13
  • ·      8 core units
  • ·      5 elective units, consisting of:
  •       up to X units from other Training Packages or accredited courses where the details
of those courses are publicly available

Core units
  • CHCCEL401C Create, organise and conduct ceremonies
  • CHCCEL406A Identify and address client needs in a celebrancy role
  • CUVPRP502A Prepare for sustainable professional practice
  • CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
  • CUAPRF307A Develop performance techniques
  • CUFWRT301A Write content for a range of media or CUAPRF301A Create and tell stories
  • CHCCS301A – Work within a legal and ethical framework
  • BSBDIV301A Work effectively with diversity
Elective units

Group A electivesrequired for marriage celebrancy work

The following unit is required for marriage celebrancy work.
This unit is required to apply for registration as a marriage celebrant with the Australian Attorney-General’s Department.

·     CHCCEL404A Address the legal requirements of marriage ceremonies

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.

Funeral celebrancy

·     CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

·     SIFIND001B Work effectively in the funeral services industry

Business services

·    BSBSMB405B Monitor and manage a small business operations

·     BSBCMM401A Make a presentation

·     BSBFIA402A Report on financial activity

·     BSBITS401B Maintain business technology

·     BSBMKG413A Promote products and services

·     BSBREL401A Establish networks

·     BSBREL402A Build client relationships and business networks

·     BSBSMB301A Investigate micro business opportunities

·     BSBSMB303A Organise finances for the micro business

·     BSBSMB304A Determine resource requirements for the micro business

·     BSBSMB305A Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business

·    BSBSMB306A Plan a home based business

·     BSBSMB307A Set up information and communications technology for the micro business

·     BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

·     BSBSMB403A Market the small business

·     BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances

·     BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities

·     SITXICT001A Build and launch a website for a small business Community services

·   CHCCOM504BDevelop, implement and promote effective workplace communication

·   CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

·  CHCCS411C Work effectively in the community sector

·  CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

·  CHCDIS302A Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities

·  CHCGROUP403D       Plan and conduct group activities

·  CHCGROUP410B        Deliver a structured program

·  CHCLD315A Recognise stages of lifespan development

·  CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively

·  CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues

·  CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

·  CHCPAS401B Undertake pastoral care work

·  CHCYTH301E Work effectively with young people

·  HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

Writing and performance

·    CUFWRT301A Write  content for a range of media
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