Funeral Services

Job Description

Funeral Workers prepare bodies for viewing and burial, arrange and conduct funerals, and perform other specialist funereal services to assist families and ease the process of losing a loved one.

Careers Ladder


You can work as a Funeral Worker or Director without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A course in Certificate IV in Funeral Services might be helpful.


  • Communicator
  • Customer Orientated
  • Decisive
  • Focused
  • Interpersonal
  • Intuitive
  • Organised
  • Perceptive
  • Sensitive
  • Strong

Key Skills

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Legalities
  • Preparing Bodies
  • Liaison with families, clergy, cemetery & crematorium staff.
  • Cosmetics
  • Coordination
  • Administration & Accounts

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;