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CHC41015 Certificate IV in Celebrancy

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Next intake May 2023
LocationsGeelong City Campus
Duration Part-time: 6-8 months

Course description

This program provides you with the confidence, knowledge and skills to enable your successful application to become a Commonwealth-Registered Marriage Celebrant (learn more here). This course encompasses ceremonies of life and loss. You will have the opportunity to practice and refine your skills in performing, delivering and writing ceremonies.

Take advantage of Job Trainer! Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Job Trainer opportunity Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

This is a JobTrainer Priority Course. All students who meet the Skills First eligibility criteria can access free or reduced tuition fees for this course. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

Possible career outcomes

  • Funeral celebrant
  • Marriage celebrant
  • Family and community celebrant

Wondering if this industry will suit you?

We have created a very short course quiz to help you gain a little more understanding of what is required and whether you might enjoy a role in this industry. Take the quiz here.


Applications & attendance

How to apply

  1. Follow our instructions for how to apply for a course.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2023 May
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 1 May 2023 
BlendedStart: 1 May 2023
 
Part-time: 6-8 months  Apply  
2023 November
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 15 Jul 2023
Close: 27 Oct 2023 
BlendedStart: 1 Nov 2023
 
Part-time: 6-8 months    

 

Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

Additional attendance information

Mandatory workshops

  • Induction and workbook collection - 3 May 2023, 5.30 pm sharp 
  • Workshop 1 & 2: Saturday and Sunday - 8 & 9 July 2023, 9-5pm
  • Workshop 3 & 4: Saturday and Sunday - 19 & 20 August 2023, 9-5pm
  • Workshop 5 & 6: Saturday and Sunday - 7 & 8 October 2023, 9-5pm
  • Workshop 7 & 8: Saturday and Sunday - 18 & 19 November 2023, 9-5pm

NOTE: Additional assessment workshops may occur on Saturday and Sunday, 11 & 12 November 2023
 

Delivery method

This course is a combination of workbooks and online and face-to-face workshops. Participants must undertake 10 -15 hours of study per week for the course duration.

Our workshops offer students opportunities to practice and refine their skills in performing, delivering and writing ceremonies. Students are fully supported via Zoom sessions and have access to learner support. 

  • Applicants must be aged 17or over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2 
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

  • Applicants must be aged 17or over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2 

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Develop sustainable celebrancy practice CHCCEL001 70
Establish client celebrancy needs CHCCEL002 80
Prepare for present and evaluate ceremonies CHCCEL004 60
Research design and organise ceremonies CHCCEL003 100
Work legally and ethically CHCLEG001 55
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 40
Elective Units Code Hours
Establish and maintain marriage celebrancy practice CHCCEL005 35
Interview clients and plan marriage ceremonies CHCCEL006 70
Plan present and evaluate funeral and memorial ceremonies CHCCEL008 65
Prepare for present and evaluate marriage ceremonies CHCCEL007 40
Provide loss and grief support CHCCCS017 55
Undertake small business planning BSBSMB404 50
Write content for a range of media CUAWRT301 40

 

Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Written assignments
  • Observation

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.65 per hour 760 AUD $494.00 AUD $4,781.00
Standard Tuition AUD $3.24 per hour 760 AUD $2,462.00 AUD $4,781.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $5.49 per hour 760 AUD $4,172.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $150.00
Education Levy AUD $114.00

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 28/01/2023 2:18:04 PM
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