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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Judy McNicoll


This unit examines the nature of a profession and the professional status of civil celebrants. Issues include legislation and precedent, registration of births, marriages and deaths, engagement, premarital and marital formalities, immigration, divorce, children's issues and death certificates. Also discussed are principles of ethics, ethical dilemmas, decisions about referral, consultation, confidentiality, listening skills and interacting with people at times of emotional stress.


Essays on legal issues (3200 words): 35%
Essay on ethical issues (2600 words): 30%
Essay on personal issues (3200 words): 35%

Chief examiner(s)

Judy McNicoll

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 3 hour seminar) per week