An assessor at a registered training organisation (RTO) like the Celebrant Institute RTO is responsible for evaluating the knowledge and skills of students who are enrolled in vocational training programs. This typically involves conducting assessments, providing feedback to students, and determining whether students have met the required competency standards for their chosen field of study.

The role of the assessor is to ensure that RTOs are providing high-quality training and education to their students and that students are acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen careers.

Your assessors for the Certificate IV in Celebrancy are responsible for you becoming an awesome celebrant, and we’d love for you to meet them.

Amanda Knapton

I became a Commonwealth Registered Marriage Celebrant in 2008, after leaving the world of design, travel, and manufacture. I became a Celebrant, as a hobby, but it soon became my passion and I naturally transitioned to becoming a full time Celebrant.

Over the years I have developed a great working relationship with many of the local wedding vendors and venues, who I now call my friends.

In 2012 I launched Pop Up Elopements, and have been pioneering the mini wedding movement within the Sutherland Shire since pre-covid.

In 2021 I completed my Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and thanks to my mentors Tania Marsh and Sarah Aird, I became an Assessor in Certificate IV in Celebrancy. I now have the privilege of working with the Celebrant Institute and assisting and inspiring the up-and-coming Celebrants in Australia.

I am passionate about crafting magical & memorable ceremonies, and I am constantly looking at new and creative ways to help couples say “I do”.

I live in the beautiful Sutherland Shire with my Husband, 2 kids, our dog Riot and budgie Banjo and when not at weddings or assessing I can usually be found near the beach with a Prosecco in hand.

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Tania Marsh

I have been a Commonwealth Registered Marriage Celebrant since 2010, a Funeral Celebrant since 2014 and in 2018 with a large part of my client bookings coming through referrals, I became a full-time celebrant.

Celebrancy is not a job to me, it is a passion and a lifestyle. Being able to help couples make their wedding day dreams come true, is empowering, the best job in the World.

My celebrancy practice has a great reputation with clients for the quality of the ceremonies I write, my professional standards, and my friendly style. My approachability has created a safe space in which other celebrants feel comfortable to seek my counsel and guidance when confronted with extraordinary situations, or circumstances that they have not previously encountered.

With the encouragement and support of my Husband, and other Celebrants, I completed additional training and qualified as a Trainer/Assessor in 2019. Running my own training business until joining the assessment team at Celebrant Institute in 2020. It amazing to observe our students grow, in knowledge, in skills, in confidence, and in style, throughout this Cert IV and to see students attain their celebrant goal is awesome.

When I am not “Celebranting” I love to spend time with my family, my Husband Trevor, my horses Banjo and Doctor K and Red Setter dogs Merlot and Shiraz… or enjoying a glass of red wine, yes, Merlot and Shiraz as a preference!

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