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UNIT GROUP 4513 FUNERAL WORKERS

FUNERAL WORKERS prepare bodies for viewing and burial, arrange and conduct funerals, and perform other specialist funereal services.

Indicative Skill Level:
The occupation Funeral Director has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

The occupation Funeral Workers nec has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

      • interviewing families and associates of the deceased to assist with funeral arrangements such as the selection of coffin, type of service and publication of death notices
      • advising on funeral costs and welfare provisions
      • collecting bodies from mortuaries
      • ensuring death certificates have been issued, burial and cremation certificates processed and that other legal requirements are met
      • preparing bodies for viewing and burial by washing, draining body fluids, applying padding and cosmetics, dressing bodies and placing them in coffins
      • liaising with clergy and cemetery and crematorium staff
      • coordinating the movement of coffins and funeral cars, arranging floral displays and collecting attendance and tribute cards
      • arranging the placement of coffins at funeral sites, and placing and adjusting floral displays and lighting
      • keeping records and accounts of transactions and services performed
      • may arrange the construction of memorials and the disposal of ashes

Occupations:

451311 Funeral Director
451399 Funeral Workers nec


451311 FUNERAL DIRECTOR

Alternative Titles:Mortician
Undertaker
Plans and coordinates arrangements for funerals according to the wishes of the deceased or their relatives. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2


451399 FUNERAL WORKERS NEC

This occupation group covers Funeral Workers not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Occupations in this group include:

Embalmer
Funeral Director’s Assistant

 

Source: http://www.abs.gov.au/