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This Determination provides the qualifications or skills a person seeking to be a Commonwealth registered marriage celebrant must have.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
General Comments: See subsection 9(2) of the Marriage (Celebrancy Qualifications or Skills) Determination 2018 for a transitional provision relating to the repeal of this determination.
Made 22 Dec 2009
Registered 23 Dec 2009
Tabled HR 02 Feb 2010
Tabled Senate 02 Feb 2010
Date of repeal 03 Jul 2018
Repealed by Marriage (Celebrancy Qualifications or Skills) Determination 2018

I, SUSAN DAVIS, Registrar of Marriage Celebrants, make this Determination under subregulation 37G (1) of the Marriage Regulations 1963.

Dated 22 December 2009

SUSAN DAVIS


1              Name of Determination

                This Determination is the Marriage (Celebrancy qualifications or skills) Determination 2009.

2              Commencement

                This Determination commences on the day after it is registered.

3              Definition

                In this Determination:

Regulations means the Marriage Regulations 1963.

4              Qualifications or skills

                For subregulation 37G (1) of the Regulations, the qualifications or skills necessary for a person to be registered as a marriage celebrant are:

                (a)    a certificate (however described) awarded by a university before 1 January 2010, showing successful completion of a course conducted by the university that includes the marriage celebrancy unit; or

               (b)    a celebrancy qualification (however described) awarded by a university, that:

                          (i)    is provided in accordance with section 5; and

                         (ii)    includes all the units (however described) mentioned in the following table and the table in paragraph (e); or

Item

Unit code

Unit description

1

CHCADMIN305D

Work within the administration protocols of the organisation

2

CHCCEL401A

Work effectively in a celebrancy role

3

CHCCEL406A

Identify and address client needs in a celebrancy role

4

CHCCOM403A 

Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

5

CHCCS400A

Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

                (c)    a Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy awarded by a registered training organisation before 1 January 2010; or

               (d)    a Statement of Attainment in the marriage celebrancy unit awarded by a registered training organisation before 1 January 2010; or

                (e)    a Certificate IV in Celebrancy, awarded by a registered training organisation, that:

                          (i)    is provided in accordance with section 5; and

                         (ii)    includes all the units mentioned in the following table; or

Item

Unit code

Unit description

1

CHCCEL402A

Establish and maintain knowledge of legal responsibilities of a marriage celebrant

2

CHCCEL403A

Develop an effective relationship with a marrying couple

3

CHCCEL404A

Plan a marriage ceremony in line with legal requirements

4

CHCCEL405A

Conduct and review a marriage ceremony in line with legal requirements

                (f)    all of the following skills:

                          (i)    fluency in an indigenous language;

                         (ii)    ability to liaise with clients and, if appropriate, the indigenous community in planning a marriage ceremony;

                         (iii)    ability to conduct a marriage ceremony, and to register a marriage, as required under the Act (including completing the required documentation);

                        (iv)    ability to communicate effectively.

5              Delivery of units

         (1)   For paragraph 37G (4) (a) of the Regulations, each unit mentioned in the table in paragraph 4 (e) must be delivered by a marriage celebrant who has:

                (a)    at least 3 years registration as a marriage celebrant; and

               (b)    complied with professional development obligations under paragraph 39G (b) of the Act; and

                (c)    been found satisfactory at his or her most recent performance review conducted under section 39H of the Act; and

               (d)    conducted at least 3 marriage ceremonies during the 2 years immediately before delivering any of the units.

         (2)   For paragraph 37G (4) (b) of the Regulations, each unit mentioned in the table in paragraph 4 (e) must be delivered by a marriage celebrant who is not, in the period commencing on the day that the delivery of the unit begins and ending on the day that the unit is completed, subject to any disciplinary measures under subsection 39I (2) of the Act.

         (3)   For paragraph 37G (4) (c) of the Regulations, each unit mentioned in the table in paragraph 4 (e) must include all of the following materials:

                (a)    the Marriage Act 1961;

               (b)    the Marriage Regulations 1963;

                (c)    Explanatory Material on the Marriage Act 1961 for Marriage Celebrants, 2008, Attorney-General’s Department;

               (d)    the DVD When Words are not Enough: Some Legal Obligations of a Marriage Celebrant, 2008, Attorney-General’s Department;

                (e)    information on the Marriage Celebrants Program at http://www.ag.gov.au/celebrants;

                (f)    Forms 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 12A, 12D, 13, 14, 14A, 15, 16 and 24 and Schedules 1A, 1B and 2 of the Marriage Regulations 1963.


Note

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