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OPD Trainer for Marriage Celebrants- 2017 DATES & LOCATIONS

I am also the NSW trainer of ongoing professional development (OPD) for marriage celebrants through Assent-TECS Please go direct to their website to book. I am doing the following 2017 OPD dates - 9.30 am- 3.30pm unless otherwise stated:

Launceston 17 March 2017 10am- 4pm

Bankstown 4 June

Kareela Golf Club 8 Sep

Newcastle and Gosford 17 and 18 October

Parramatta TBC July, North Sydney 5 November  and Sydney City in December. Hope to see you there!

Useful OPD info for marriage celebrants:

Δ The OPD (Ongoing Professional Development) training  year is from 1 January - 31 December 2016

Δ Completing your Compulsory 5 hours' OPD this year: The 2 hr Compulsory topic on the day is based on Checklist for Solemnising Marriage & Offences under the Marriage Act 1961. Other 1.5 hr electives include interesting topics like Blogging, BDM Lifelink Info, Design Your Celebrant Service Agreement, Minimising Risk, Marrying People from Overseas and Family Relationships plus a few others - see for further info and to book online.

Δ Relevant and practical OPD training from a fully qualified celebrant , trainer and solicitor with a fresh and enthusiastic approach. As a solicitor, marriage celebrant and independent trainer, I aim to uphold excellent professional standards in training and education, provide practical, skill based learning, inspire through example and keep the bar high!

Δ Welcome to newly authorised marriage celebrants! An exciting time for you and one where a legal refresher seminar to update skills and learn valuable 'how-to' tools for streamlining legal paperwork will be invaluable! Call me for one- on-one or small group update evenings.


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Melissa helped us through every step preparing for our marriage. She was supportive, helpful and caring. She was the only celebrant that we met where everything she did was coming from the heart. She really made our ceremony special.
Elise and Luke (Nov 2015)

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