Funeral Director – ANZSCO 451311

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

Skill Level


Alternative Titles

  • Mortician
  • Undertaker



Skills Assessment Authority



No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 4513 Funeral Workers


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


  • 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

Skill Level

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

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