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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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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


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