Overview of Approved OPD for Celebrants 2013

Ongoing professional development is

  • a great opportunity to extend your learning and / or network with other celebrants
  • also a requirement for continued registration as a marriage celebrant.

2013 OPD will consist of

  • One 2 hour compulsory session AND
  • Three hours of elective OPD sessions (taken as 1, 2 or 3 separate units that total at least 3 hours)

Celebrants and Celebrations Network Australia - CCNA, as part of CCN Inc, is not an OPD provider.

However the CCNA does aim to

  • provide comprehensive information about your OPD options as a marriage celebrants, as approved by the OPD Providers, and
  • where possible, negotiates OPD discounts for CCN/A members

Ongoing professional development

  • You must complete five hours of professional development activities each year.
  • This includes compulsory and elective activities.
  • Disciplinary measures may be imposed on you if you fail to complete this obligation.
  • Information on OPD Providers is available on the Attorney General's Website - Marriage Law and Celebrant Section.

There are three only approved OPD providers delivering these activities

Two of these providers have offered special discounts to CCNA / CCN Inc

and have granted permission for details of their OPD programs to be displayed here in our CCNA OPD Calendar:

You need to contact OPD Providers directly for up-to-date information, and booking your OPD.

  • There are face-to-face and distance education options.

Newly appointed marriage celebrants

Some RTOS have incorrectly told their students that there are exemptions for all new marriage celebrants  - NOT TRUE!

That previous policy has been withdrawn. Exemptions depend on the Marriage Law & Celebrant Section's current rulings.

Please CHECK your Letter of Appointment to see what your OPD obligations are!