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:

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
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.
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