"The Portal" above is from the latin word "Porta" meaning the gate, "the entrance", "the passage". "the way" - but you knew this didn't you? - first declension feminine like "Mensa" - remember? Oh, they didn't have latin at your school - how sad for you.
Diploma Courses for Celebrants - who wish to go deeper and for anyone who wants to understand the spiritual infrastructure of their community and society, or would like to learn stuff they never knew about themselves. This is our best work.
OPD Ongoing Professional Development - for Australian Celebrants who wish to stay that way. Now that we are back teaching it - determined not to be boring - set on giving celebrants learning activities that are really worthwhile and enjoyable, OPD has become much better. Until the page is fonsihed p[lease ring Yvonne on 1300 446 786
Certificate IV in Celebrancy - OMG - a course mainly devised by non-celebrants (who have power), consisting of what these non-celebrants think celebrants ought to know. But you have to have this, if you wish to apply to become a celebrant in Australia. But here is the good news - we have twisted and turned it as far as we legally can to put into this course as much celebrancy as possible. In other words if you study it with us you will really get something out of it.
Our Index and Information Site - what a mine of information this is. 27 entries on getting married, 12 articles on the certificate IV in Celbrancy, 20 articles on Funerals, Keynote speeches, letters to the Attorney-General, the ACCC and how celebrants should be able to set their own fees/hourly rates for funerals and how the Funeral Directors effectively set fees for them. Thier are downloads of special forms and special articles etc etc Consider yourself lucky to have a a site like this.
The ICCA -The International College Association - this was set up for the Alumni of the College. Then we discovered we had friends who shared our high ideals, so we made it Alumni and Friends - and then we discovered we had more friends than we thought we had - so if you support us, share our ideals, want to come to dinner with us, need to belong to a Professional Association with a hight Standard of Service, Code of Ethics etc, want to pick our brains, prepared to pay your $50, you are welcome.
The Celebrants Centre (or Center if you are American) - here you can buy my wonderful books, and a lot more; you can ask poor overworked Yvonne to laser print all your certificates (for a small fee).
Eulogies - Funerals by Celebrants - this site is way out of date. But for those that are on it gives prospective clients an idea of a quality eulogy / funeral given by a civil funeral clebrant. Oh so you would like your details there, would you?
Finding a good celebrant - look, I'll be perfectly honest with you. Some celebrants on this site are top of the range - a few could be not up to standard. You have to work this out by studying their website and talking to them on the phone. See "Choosing a celebrant" on our Index and Information site. It is a big decision. But here is a good list anyway. Many are graduates of this college - needless to say, they stand out.
Missing the old Index/Contents page? Well, here it is