We are very particular about our trainers.  Our trainers have been hand picked by Sally Cant and undergo a series of tests before they can train students, and they must have years of experience as a celebrant prior to being able to train. They come from a broad background and have a high level of skill in training. We are thrilled to introduce our trainers to you:

Marriage Celebrant for 15 years 

TAE 40116 

Public Speaker and Author 

Doctor of Arts 2015 

CEO - My Wedding Wish Ltd 

  • 2019 nominated Community Leader Award, Sunshine Coast
  • 2017 nominated Inspiring Women’s Award, Fiona Simpson MP
  • 2017 nominated Australia Day Community Award, Sunshine Coast Council, Qld
  • 2016 nominated Advanced Quality Teaching Award, USC
  • 2015 Chancellor’s Medalist, University of Sunshine Coast, Qld
  • 2012 nominated Telstra Businesswoman of the Year
  • 2010 Dean’s Commendation, University of Sunshine Coast, Qld
  • 2009 Awarded Australian Society of Authors Mentorship Program
  • 2009 Awarded Queensland’s Best Celebrant, ABIA
Sally Cant

Sally has a been an authorised celebrant since 1995, Training celebrants since 2001

  • Owner and Director of The Celebrant Training College (Australia)
  • Owner and Director of The Celebrant Training College (NZ)
  • CERT IV in Celebrancy CHC42608 and a Grad Dip of Celebrancy
  • TAE40116 CERT IV in Training and Assessment
  • Author of The Heart and Soul of Celebrancy 
  • Author of http://www.conversationsaboutdeath.com.au/
  • Board member of The Groundswell Poject 
  • Member of the inaugural FIMAC - Funeral Industry Ministerial Advisory Council
  • Previously Lectured at - RMIT and Swinburne University in Marketing, Public Relations, Celebrancy and Information Technology.
  • Former Vice President of NDAN - Natural Death Advocacy Network
  • 20 years - CEO of Communication Agencies
  • Member of CANZ - Celebrant Association of NZ
  • Corporate MC
  • Award winning artist
Julie

With over 20 years teaching experience and 11 years as a celebrant conducting over 700 weddings, Julie gets to combine her two loves into one, training celebrants!

My background in teaching is fundamental in providing quality training to celebrants; I understand that we are all at different levels, abilities and stages of our vocation and can adapt training to suit all. I love to laugh and have fun when training, sharing anecdotes and experience and focus on learners to make the most of their learning opportunities. About 10 to 15% of my couples are secondary students I taught over those years (a tough audience!) so I certainly do make a lasting impression and love to develop quality relationships! Teaching and training is such a passion of mine and I love to allow others to improve and shine.

David

I feel honoured to have been the first celebrant to marry a same sex couple in WA. It was a wonderful moment helping two people that have loved each other for 38 years have their relationship legally acknowledged. What a privilege it was.I lead a fairly simple, happy life surrounding myself with caring people. I love animals and have two horses that I dearly love. I am a down to earth person that is easy to get along with. My strengths are as a great negotiator, listener, creative thinker and being able to understand people’s needs. I love playing tennis, theatre, movies and dining out. I have been an equestrian coach for the last 20 years and have developed great rapport through this with a wide range of people. On a personal level I am so pleased that I am now able to marry all persons love, irrespective of their sexual orientation. Love is Love.

Nicole

Nicole Penning has been a vibrant and passionate Full-time Authorised Marriage Celebrant since 2009. Nicole is considered a leader and mentor within the Wedding Industry, advising new Celebrants on their practices and how to be the best Celebrant they can be. Described by her peers as “The best in the business”, by fellow Wedding Suppliers as “A new breed of Celebrant” and is introduced as “Geelong Wedding Royalty!” or the “Queen of Weddings”… Nicole is extremely sought after, strongly recommended and always in high-demand! Nicole prides herself on knowing Marriage Law whilst always being friendly, warm and welcoming. Nicole has studied a Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Studies at R.M.I.T, and worked in Restaurant, Hotel, Resort & Event Management, Sales & Recruitment.  Her background means she knows how to run an event – and all the challenging situations and diverse personalities they entail! With over 25 years’ public speaking experience, she is comfortable in front of a crown or just as seamlessly is able to strike up raport easily one-on-one. We challenge you to find someone that loves being a Celebrant, just as much as Nicole! She lives, breathes and sleeps celebrancy, she would eat it if she could! 

Ingrid
I have been a passionate Marriage Celebrant since 2010 and Funeral Celebrant since 2016. Celebrancy is a profession where you are tasked with telling someone else’s story, sometimes in trying times and sensitive times, and that is very much a privilege and a role I take great pride in. This certainly flows into my work as a celebrant trainer. To help guide and facilitate new and existing celebrants to be the best they can be, authentic, professional and good at what they do whilst adhearing to all the codes of practice to ensure a high standard of service, this is and will be a great thing for our industry for years to come. Because to have all of us as brilliant celebrants, not just “good” celebrants is nothing but awesome for our awesome industry.
Bronte Price

I’m a full-time marriage and funeral celebrant. I also love being a fully qualified trainer. My early career roles as an English and Drama teacher, coupled with later becoming a senior exec in state and local government for almost 20 years, have ensured I’ve picked up a few skills that are pretty handy as a trainer. My husband, Clint, and I are parents to our beloved rescue kelpie, Bingo, aged five. In my spare time, I’m a vegie gardener, foodie and piano player. Like lots of people my age, I’ve experienced some fabulous, exhilarating times, of course. But on the other hand, I’ve also experienced significant losses, which makes me a better celebrant and trainer. 

As a trainer, I love getting to know the people I train – and I strive to get them to leave my training sessions delighted they came and wanting more!  

BA (Hons) – Climatology

Diploma of Education

Diploma in Project Management

Certificate IV in Celebrancy

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Dudley Raine

Appointed a celebrant in 2009. Training celebrants since 2011

Flight Service Director Air New Zealand 1972 – 2002. Team manager and Crew trainer 1998 to 2002,

CERT IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110

CERT IV in Celebrancy CHC41015