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!

2019 OPD Face to Face classroom dates

The topics, venues and trainers for 2019 are yet to be finalised, but you can check the 2019 classroom dates here. Register your expression of interest by emailing marriagecelebrants@gordontafe.edu.au and we will keep you informed about when the 2019 OPD registrations are open.

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

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 2017

"Open discussions were excellent to hear others opinions and experienced trainer was very knowledgeable."
"Fantastic OPD, one of the best and most informative I have been to in a while."
"The networking, the engaging presenter, the anecdotal information that arose throughout the session were most valuable."

"Great group interaction, relevant examples and experience sharing."
"The Gordon has excellent course material." 
"Most valuable aspects of the OPD - learning with other celebrants. The fascinating historical facts were unforgettable!"
"Informative and friendly very comfortable group."

"Valuable working in groups, discussions and sharing of thoughts and experience."

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