Marriage Celebrant Essentialsstarting 11 March (earlybird closes 4 Feb)
This very popular, on-line, short course provides all the essentials for starting out on the right foot as a marriage celebrant. MCE ensures a thorough knowledge of the legalities imposed by the Marriage Act and recent changes affecting celebrants. You will be well set up for applying or renewing your appointment with BDM, and dealing with the tricky legal questions that invariably arise in a public role. You will learn about designing ceremonies at the simpler end of the spectrum.
This course will be ideally complemented by the Ceremony and Celebration in May, for those wanting a full planning and design process for all bespoke personalised ceremonies. It provides a thorough foundation for working as a celebrant and opens possibilities for offering a wider range of ceremonies.
To enable smooth processing of enrolments and adequate time for pre-course student preparation, we prefer enrolments at least one week before course commencement. Enrolments after this date incur a 10% surcharge.
Monday 11 March: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Monday 18 March: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Monday 25 March: 7:00pm-9:30pm
THIS COURSE FILLS QUICKLY! Enrol now to secure your place. Enrol with payment more than 5 weeks before the start date (by 4 Feb) to secure a $50 discount off the full price of $360!
Diploma Accreditation Course June 2024For Past Graduates with 5 papers
This is a small, guided, peer-learning course to stretch, refresh, and update practice. It is designed for those celebrants who graduated with their Certificate in Celebrant Studies prior to 2017 having completed all 5 qualification courses (when only 3 were required), who would like their ceremonial practice reassessed at the current Diploma level. A ceremony assignment will be set and assessed and any emerging themes used as a stimulus for group exploration. This course was extremely well-received by the 2023 pilot group as a mechanism to learn at an advanced level, and giving due regard for the experience within the group. A course outline and further info will be forwarded on application.
Application must include proof of completed celebrant papers, whether through AUT or The Celebrant School.
Dates: Tues 4th, 11th June and 25th June, 7-9.30pm each evening.
[Note: Past CertCelSts grads with 4 papers can complete the 5th to receive their Diploma in Celebrant Studies]
Marriage Celebrant Essentialstraining starts 20 February 2024
This very popular, on-line, short course provides all the essentials for starting out on the right foot as a marriage celebrant. It ensures a thorough knowledge of the legalities imposed by the Marriage Act and recent changes affecting celebrants. You will be well set up for applying or renewing your appointment with BDM, and dealing with the tricky legal questions that invariably arise in a public role. You will learn about designing ceremonies at the simpler end of the spectrum and subsequent courses will develop deeper knowledge and skills. This course fills quickly so enrol as soon as you can. To enable smooth processing of enrolments and adequate time for pre-course student preparation, we require enrolments at least one week before course commencement. Enrolments after this date incur a 10% surcharge.
Tuesday 20 February 2024: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Tuesday 27 February 2024: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Tuesday 5 March 2024: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Enrol with payment more than 5 weeks before the start date to secure a $50 discount off the full price of $360!
To enable adequate preparation for the course, we encourage early enrolment. Enrolments received within 10 days of the course starting will have a 10% admin surcharge.
Professional Practice – starting 22 MayFinish Your CertCelSts in 2024
Prerequisite: Ceremony & Celebration & completed full Marriage strand, Funerals or both.
This Professional Practice course will be in a series of 7 Wednesday Zoom evenings starting 22 May, through to 3 July. [The option of including a weekend meeting in-person in Auckland will be discussed with participants.]
All Zoom evening sessions are held 7.00pm-9.30pm.
Please enrol by 9 April to allow for thorough precourse prep and to access lower course fee.
Marriage Celebrant MasteryTues 12 March - 9 April 2024 in weekly evening sessions
This course is for those who wish to be fully trained as professional marriage and civil union celebrants. It builds upon our prerequisite Marriage Celebrant Essentials (MCE) course and therefore assumes a thorough working knowledge of the legalities imposed by the Marriage Act and the Civil Union Act.* We will explore the full design process and a spectrum of creative enactments that can be incorporated into contemporary ceremonies of commitment to meet the needs of client couples. You will delve into interviewing, vow coaching and managing rehearsals, as well as how to enhance both your ceremony writing and delivery.
The course is delivered in 5 evening sessions 7.00pm – 9.30pm and is practical and applied.
*Note: Practising celebrants who have already conducted 5+ ceremonies may apply for direct entry into this course (although if interested in the differentiation and offering of registry and registry-style ceremonies, MCE is still recommended as a pre-requisite)
Apologies if our website repair caused inconvenience. Earlybird price extended to 17 February 2024 to compensate for difficulties.
Funeral Celebrant – ultimate combo of online and face-to-face trainingstarting Thursday 4th April 2024 - earlybird price available until 28 Feb
By popular request we are offering the ultimate combo of online and face-to-face training as a funeral celebrant in New Zealand. Learn to competently and confidently design and lead funeral ceremonies as well as do site visits and build your collegial network! This course best suits students who have completed the Ceremony and Celebration paper, although practising celebrants and others with experience in the industry and/or with loss and grief may also apply. (Contact the Director to discuss your suitability). This course will be delivered in a combination of online Zoom classes, followed by a full immersion weekend in Wellington. Grab this opportunity for the ultimate funeral package.
Note the dates:
Thursday 4 April: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Thursday 11 April: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Tuesday 16 April: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Thursday 18 April: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Saturday 27 April: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 28 April: 9:00am-3.00pm (Please note: the weekend times may be adjusted depending on group size)
We are offering an earlybird price of $745 until 28 February, to allow us to book the venue and visits once we have confirmed enrolments.
Ceremony and Celebration – start your celebrant training here!18/19 & 25/26th May 2024 (online and spread across 2 weekends)
Are you wondering what a celebrant does, what makes a good ceremony, or how to become a celebrant? This course gives a realistic preview of the role, explores a range of ceremonies, and starts to build essential skills. It is recommended as the first course towards the Certificate in Celebrant Studies (although other entry points are possible). You will gain a firm understanding of the nature of ceremony and ritual and the role of the celebrant in Aotearoa-New Zealand, build essential writing and delivery skills, and receive a framework for the planning and design of a broad range of contemporary ceremonies.
Weekend 18 & 19 May 9.00am – 4:00pm each day
Weekend 25 & 26 May 9:00am – 1.00pm each day
Note: We are delivering this programme fully by Zoom, but be assured that we have mastered how to keep you so engaged that time will fly on Zoom. Feedback from past participants shows that you build both skills and a professional network and have fun in the process!
Enrol more than 5 weeks before the start date to secure a $50 discount off the full price of $749!
Please enrol by 1 May, so we can easily deliver precourse info to everyone. To enable smooth processing of enrolments and adequate time for pre-course student preparation, we prefer enrolments at least 10 days before course commencement. Enrolments after this date incur a 10% surcharge.
Transition Ceremonies – Diploma paperstarting 23 July 2024 - evening and weekend Zoom sessions
Prerequisite: Ceremony & Celebration Course plus at least one other
Gain mastery in Transition Ceremonies in a small class of experienced peers! This is an advanced course providing training in the design and delivery of ceremonies for transition through change and crisis – whether personal, family or community (e.g. illness, bereavement, abuse, infertility, separation and divorce, natural disasters etc). It is designed principally for those who have some experience as celebrants (or facilitators) and who wish to extend their practice into this area.
Dates: Tuesday evenings 23 & 30 July; 6, 13,20 Aug 7pm – 9.30pm and Sun 25 Aug 9.30 – 3pm
Weekend session time may vary depending on group size
Earlybird discount ends 18 June. Thereafter course fee is $795