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Funeral Workers (other)

Also known as Chapel or Memorial Attendant, Embalmer, Funeral Director's Assistant.

This occupation group covers Funeral Workers not elsewhere classified. 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
Job prospects for Funeral Workers in Victoria

Occupations in the Funeral Workers group include Funeral Director and Funeral Workers (other).

Employment prospects
There are currently 1,000 Funeral Workers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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