Academic & Vocational Training Pty Ltd

Become a Marriage Celebrant

Marriage Celebrant Training Course

$995.00 total fee for the online course or $1145.00 for the correspondence course (materials are printed, placed in folders and posted. The content is identical regardless of the method of study. The qualification is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework

This partly subsidised course is available to everyone!

Funeral Celebrancy Course

$450.00   online tutor assisted

$550.00   correspondence tutor assisted course

The Ultimate Professional Celebrant

$250.00 online course – includes the course “Perform Pet Funeral Ceremonies”


The nationally accredited course being offered is

Certificate IV in Celebrancy CHC41015

Assignments are marked promptly!!

At most times, access to your tutor is immediate.

Have you thought about why you wish to become a marriage celebrant?
Most Marriage Celebrants agree that it is a privilege to be involved in a ceremony between two people who are in love, and are making a loving and lifelong commitment to each other.

Marriage Celebrant training is now available at an affordable cost, and is offered by celebrants with extensive experience in celebrancy.

Marriage Celebrant training will assist each learner to understand the legalities required for a marriage ceremony to take place, to display good speaking and communication skills, to conduct the ceremony in a professional manner, and to a standard that meets public expectations.

There is no minimum length of time in which a student can complete the celebrancy course, however there is a maximum period of nine (9) months in which the course must be completed. Time extensions may be granted on request.

To be considered for registration as a marriage celebrant, section 39C of the Marriage Act 1961 states the following:

(1) A person is only entitled to be registered as a marriage celebrant if the person is an individual and the Registrar of Marriage Celebrants is satisfied that the person:

a) is aged 18 years or over; and

b) has all the qualifications, and/or skills, determined in writing to be necessary by the Registrar in accordance with regulations made for the purposes of this paragraph; and

c) is a fit and proper person to be a marriage celebrant

(2) In determining whether the Registrar is satisfied that the person is a fit and proper person to be a marriage celebrant, the Registrar must take into account:

a) whether the person has sufficient knowledge of the law relating to the solemnisation of marriage by marriage celebrants; and

b) whether the person is committed to advising couples of the availability of relationship support services; and

c) whether the person is of good standing in the community; and

d) whether the person has been convicted of an offence, punishable by imprisonment for one year or longer, against a law of the Commonwealth, a State or Territory; and

e) whether the person has an actual or potential conflict of interest between his or her practice, as a marriage celebrant and his or her business interests or other interests; and

f) whether the person’s registration as a marriage celebrant would be likely to result in the person gaining a benefit in respect of another business that the person owns, controls or carries out: and
whether the person will fulfil the obligations under section 39G( celebrant code of practice) ;

g) any other matter the Registrar considers relevant to whether the person is a fit and proper person to be a marriage celebrant.