Established in 2005, the Professional Celebrants Association Inc represents all areas of celebrancy. The association is a self-regulated professional body which sets standards for best-practice and fosters professionalism in celebrancy.
Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct
Celebrants who join the PCA are expected to support and uphold the association’s Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct. The association developed this detailed and stringent code to ensure that PCA members strive to uphold high standards of professional and ethical conduct and support the ideals of the celebrancy profession.
The code encourages public confidence in PCA members, who are responsible for providing a high standard of service that incorporates both safe and competent practice, with due care and concern for their clients, the public, and the law, where applicable.
Membership of the PCA Inc. enables our celebrants to network with other professional celebrants of all skill levels, who willingly share their valuable experience and wealth of information with other members. This regular networking and extensive knowledge base is the foundation of the Association’s ongoing success.
The PCA Inc. organises several professional training days each year as well as an annual conference in July. The conference is always well attended and is extremely beneficial to everyone with guest speakers delivering information on a wide and diverse range of topics relating to the Wedding Industry.
As a member of the Coalition of Celebrants Association (CoCA) the PCA Inc. has an active voice at the regular CoCA meetings held in Canberra, along with officers from the Marriage Celebrants Section of the Attorney General’s Department.
Other celebrant associations on the CoCA Board also attend these meetings, and, as a combined voice, we are instrumental in raising the concerns and views of our members in suggesting and attaining changes to current legislation regarding the Marriage Act 1961 and other related policy.
Our active participation in these meetings allows the PCA to be aware of legislative changes that may impact on our members, enabling our celebrants to confidently carry out their role in the community knowing that they are always up to date with any alterations to the Code of Practise and Marriage Act.
The PCA is very proud to support My Wedding Wish, a national charity which gifts weddings to the terminally ill. Many of our Celebrants donate their time to assist this wonderful organisation and we urge all wedding industry suppliers to offer their support as well. This truly is a wonderful charity to be involved with.