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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Judy McNicoll


A period of work experience in the field of civil ceremonies, involving about eighty hours of work placement, which may be taken in a range of community groups (schools, churches, ethnic/indigenous groups, professional groups, hospitals, funeral homes, cemeteries, Registry Offices, reception houses etc). Students pursue a practical project during the placement resulting in a substantial report, documenting and commenting on civil ceremonies performed as part of the placement.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be expected:

  1. to have developed a network of professional contacts in civil ceremonies and negotiated (in consultation with the unit co-ordinator) a period of work experience
  2. to have developed a higher level understanding of the practical and ethical challenges of working as a civil celebrant
  3. to have developed high level written and verbal presentation and communication skills.


Placement project (6000 words) 75%
Reflective essay (2000 words) 15%
Oral presentation (10%)

Chief examiner(s)

Judy McNicoll

Contact hours

Three 3-hour seminars, during the semester

Off-campus attendance requirements

Participation in one all-day seminar, to be held at Monash University


CVL4010, CVL4020, CVL4030, CVL4040