NEW in 2019 – Celebrant Finishing School

NEW in 2020 – Celebrant Finishing School

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 over four days in the 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 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

Candidates may select one unit of competency for assessment (see below) or just come along for the experience PLUS five hours of approved OPD activities will also be included in the program.  So you are covered for OPD obligations in 2020.

Here are the units you can select from:

  1. CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  2. BSBSMB403 Market the small business
  3. BSBITS401 Maintain business technology
  4. CUFWRT301A  Write content for a range of media
  5. CUSMPF402A Develop and maintain stagecraft skills

Candidates will also have access for self-paced study of the unit of competency they select on our e-learning website.


What are the dates?

Just announced!
Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd January 2020

How much will the Finishing School for Celebrants cost? 

Normally $770.00 no GST (10% discount will apply for all QualTrain Graduates) for the full program HOWEVER, WE ARE OFFERING A SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $590.00 FOR ALL REGISTRATIONS PRIOR TO 18TH DECEMBER 2019

What if I only want to attend one or two of the days?

Yes, we can accommodate that – call QualTrain on 1300 185 349 to discuss your options, or email an enquiry to The daily rate for this event will be $177.00 including GST and will not include a unit of competency but may include some OPD activities. Please ask for the program before booking.

When and where is the Finishing School being presented?

Venue will be our Maylands Campus, 1/193 Guildford Road, corner of Eighth Avenue.

Can I use this in lieu of OPD in 2020?

Indeed you can!

Places are limited (maximum 10)

*last updated 12th September 2019