451399 Funeral Workers nec

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
451399
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Funeral Workers nec
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Yes
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

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

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
3

4513 Funeral Workers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
4513
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Funeral Workers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

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