NEW in 2019 – Celebrant Finishing School

NEW in 2020 – Celebrant Masterclass 

We acknowledge that the world of celebrancy has become very competitive. In order to succeed and build a rewarding career in celebrancy each celebrant must be able to offer skills and knowledge that will impress their clients and establish confidence in the quality of service they provide.
Every time a celebrant performs at a ceremony they have potential customers watching every move and listening to every word. This is a valuable opportunity to build a solid customer base based on first-hand experience and referrals.
We know that many newly registered celebrants feel unprepared for the challenges that face them. With the intention of building on the skills and knowledge learned during training, we offer this course to enhance the opportunity for success in this competitive industry.

Complacency is the forerunner of mediocrity.
You can never work too hard on attitudes, effort and technique. 
– Don Meyer

What will this course offer?

This course will be run mid-week in the form of ONE DAY WORKSHOPS in the QUALTRAIN MAYLANDS classroom,
9.30am – 4.30pm each day. Our QualTrain trainer, Nathanael Ditchburn, will present the classroom activities accompanied by industry experts including:

  1. Voice and professional presentation expert
  2.  Writing and editing expert to help you perfect the crafting of ceremony
  3.  IT and business development expert
  4.  Business marketing expert
  5.  Funeral industry expert
  6.  Professional photographer/videographer from the wedding industry

What will you receive?

Apart from a thoroughly professional and enjoyable learning experience from our industry experts! QualTrain will provide a folder with printed handouts + a certificate of attendance + we’ll keep you fed and watered with tea/coffee breaks and a light lunch.

Workshop # One Wednesday 22 January 2020

This workshop was a huge success – please watch out for the next.

  • Nadine Browne – writing and editing expert to help you perfect the crafting of ceremony
    Nadine Browne is a writer and performer. Her work has appeared in Australian and US publications, including Overland and Washington Square Review. She has appeared on Barefaced Stories, The Moth LA and ABC radio’s Conversations with Richard Fidler.  She recently completed a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at New York University, where she was a Starworks Fellow and an adjunct professor. Her first book, The Whip Hand, was published with Fremantle Press in 2016.
  • Michael Loney – voice and professional presentation expert – learn how to present your ceremonies with confidence
    Michael Loney has worked for many years in theatre, TV, film and radio in Australia and Britain. His work in the UK includes Coronation Street and Howards’ Way and on radio for BBC Birmingham and BBC Bristol. In Australia, he has appeared in Ship to Shore seasons 1, 2 and 3, Minty, Cloudstreet and most recently in Channel 9’s The Great Mint Swindle. Michael has been in over 150 stage productions and received four nominations for Best Actor at the Equity Awards, winning twice. Michael has lived in Leederville for over 25 years.


When and what time is the Finishing School being presented?

Venue will be our Maylands Campus, 1/193 Guildford Road, corner of Eighth Avenue. Arrive 9.15am to start by 9.30am – finishes at 4.00pm.


Places are limited (maximum 10)