My Qualifications

I am authorised by the Australian (Commonwealth) government to solemnise legal marriages anywhere in Australia and by the Queensland Government to conduct Civil Partnership Declaration Ceremonies in Queensland. As a Humanist celebrant I am also able to solemnise legal marriages in many states of the United States of America.

Qualifications in Celebrancy

  • Advanced Diploma of Marriage Celebrancy (with the grade High Distinction)
  • Advanced Diploma of General Celebrancy (with the grade High Distinction)
  • Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy
  • Advanced Diploma of Funeral Celebrancy (with the grade High Distinction)

Other Qualifications

I hold a number of academic qualifications which have provided me with transferable knowledge and skills applicable to general celebrancy:
  • Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English Literature and Psychology
  • Diploma in Education
  • Higher Diploma in Library Science (With Distinction)
  • Graduate Diploma in Advanced Librarianship
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management

My Skills

These qualifications together with many years of experience in librarianship, education and management, together with many years of experience in celebrancy and the experience of living on several continents and in many countries, have equipped me with highly developed skills in
  • formal public speaking
  • capacity to 'read' an audience and ensure that they connect with the ceremony
  • interviewing clients to establish their needs
  • providing service and information to clients which meets their needs and timelines
  • research, analysis and synthesis of information
  • writing (author of approximately 100 published works)
  • creativity
  • cultural knowledge and sensitivity
  • an open and non-judgemental approach to people
  • attention to detail
  • high level computer skills that enable me to produce documents with professional layout and content
  • high level of comfort and facility with online communication
  • working with others to assist them to meet their own needs and achieve their goals