Celebrancy OPD

If you are a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant, you’re in the right place to book your Ongoing Professional Development (OPD). By annually completing your OPD, you are fulfilling the legal requirements of the Attorney-General’s Department as a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant.

All you need to do is complete the two hour compulsory legal activity and three hours of electives topics - simple!

2018 OPD face to face enrolments are NOW OPEN!

Early bird discount applies to 30 April, 2018.

At The Gordon there are four easy ways to complete your OPD

  • Face to Face workshops held nationally $195. Note: Distance workbook Opening soon! Register your interest for 2018 below and we will let you know when they are open.  Click here to view venues on the 2018 National Calendar.

  • Distance workbook (via post) $170. Note: Distance workbook Opening soon! Register your interest for 2018 below and we will let you know when they are open  

  • Distance electronic copy (via email) $130 

  • Online (computer based) $150. Note:  Opening soon! Register your interest for 2018 below and we will let you know when they are open  

You may be eligible to receive a discount if you are a member of a professional association. Find out about our Registered Associations here.


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Profiles and Testimonials

Celebrancy Showcase 2017 Geelong

"First, I wanted to say a big thank you to you all for a fantastic experience during The Showcase PD. It was a first time for me and I found it all most helpful and the staff and celebrants very welcoming. Certainly will return next year."
Diane O’Brien

"This program should be the standard for all other programs. Thank you for a wonderful OPD last weekend, the effort that you put into this showcase is amazing. We are very lucky to have such a dedicated team in Geelong. It was beneficial, informative, fun and very interesting."
Jeannine Oman 

"Very comprehensive student workbook. Enormous topic and lead to very animated discussion.  Depth of research in the prepared and hand out material was evident.  Very informative and interactive collection of information. I have great appreciated the topics presented over the weekend. Extremely invaluable and professional.  Thank you for all your efforts in presenting a truly remarkable showcase of topics, ideas and networking."
Michael Pratt

"I enjoyed all of it. Thank you to the wonderful team at the Gordon who make us feel so welcome and provide us with so fabulous information. Loved it! Loved the opportunity to network."
Genevieve Stout

OPD participant feedback 2016

"Exceptional presentation and interaction of all attendees and of great value to me."

"No matter how many years as a Civil Celebrant I always learn something new and the OPD gives me the opportunity to be more professional and work on personal traits that may not be good."

"The teacher as usual brilliant. I really enjoyed this OPD. Loved the visual aspects."

"Fantastic. Generated many interesting conversations and will be looking at future OPD opportunities at The Gordon. Ritchie was engaging and made the whole experience very enjoyable."

"Networking, hearing others experience, sharing wisdom. Information of good standard in course (I’m new)."

Industry and Corporate Training

If you would like to book training for your organisation, please contact 5225 0800 to discuss your requirements.

Our preferred 2018 OPD venue hosts


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