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    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

    Funeral-Director
    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Funeral Director is $ 50,085 per year.
    Average Age: Males: Females: Persons: 43.7
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 4513 Funeral workers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]



    Australian visa options for Mortician (Funeral Director)

    Employer Sponsorship
    Permanent
    489 Visa
    Permanent
    482 TSS Visa
    Skilled Occupation
    ANZSCO Code
    Assessing Authority
    189 Visa
    190 Visa
    State
    Family
    186 Visa (DE)
    187 Visa
    All area
    Regional area
    Funeral Director
    451311
    VETASSESS
    Visa processing times-months (75%)
    17
    Visa processing times-months (90%)
    19

    Funeral Director categories in Group C.

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    Funeral Director job description, duties and education requirements

    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:

      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP


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