Celebrate Matariki 2024
Celebrate Matariki 2024
Monday 24 June - online seasonal ritual

“Ka rere ngā purapura a Matariki: The seeds of Matariki are falling”
– Dr Rāngi Mātāmua
The celebration of Matariki still feels quite new for many New Zealanders, celebrants included. Join Darcie Price for some history, insights and a personal exploration of what Matariki gifts us this year.

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All welcome – students, friends and anyone curious! You can participate with a group, but please enrol individually (and email us who’s in your group) as we will be managing breakout discussions during the evening.

$59.00 incl. GST Add to cart
Marriage Celebrant Essentials
Marriage Celebrant Essentials
starting Tuesday 4 June

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 is 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.

Enrolment at least 5 weeks before course commencement to secure the earlybird rate (before 30 April) and adequate time for pre-course student preparation. Enrolments less than one week before course commencement incur a 10% surcharge to cover the additional admin.

Tuesday 4 June:  7:00pm-9:30pm

Tuesday 11 June: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Tuesday 18 June: 7:00pm-9:30pm

$360.00 incl. GST Add to cart
Ceremony and Celebration – start your celebrant training here!
Ceremony and Celebration – start your celebrant training here!
18/19 & 25/26th May 2024 (online 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!

Earlybird rate available until 16 April.

Please enrol early, so we can easily deliver precourse info to everyone. To enable smooth processing of enrolments and adequate time for pre-course student preparation, we need enrolments at least 2 weeks before course commencement. Enrolments after this date incur a 10% surcharge.

$768.90 incl. GST Add to cart
Professional Practice – starting 22 May
Professional Practice – starting 22 May
Finish 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 12 April to allow for thorough precourse prep and to access best course fee.

$797.50 incl. GST Add to cart
Diploma Accreditation Course June 2024
Diploma Accreditation Course June 2024
For 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]

$575.00 incl. GST Add to cart