- What is eziFunerals?
- How does eziFunerals work?
- Do I need to Login to use eziFunerals?
- What are the costs to register as a Funeral Consumer?
- Is eziFunerals the right option for me?
- What are the benefits of using eziFunerals over selecting a funeral director myself?
- How much money can I save using eziFunerals?
- How does eziFunerals compare to other funeral sites?
- What are Funeral Bids?
- How does eziFunerals Bids work?
- Do I need to Register to get Funeral Bids?
- How do I search and select for Funeral Directors to request Bids?
- How many funeral directors will be invited to bid on my funeral plan?
- I don’t see too many Funeral Directors in my City. Should I still Get Bids?
- How much does it cost to get funeral quotes online?
- What happens after I send my Funeral Bid request?
- What information does the Funeral Director receive with my request?
- Where do I find the bids I’ve received from Funeral Directors?
- Why haven’t I received bids on my funeral plan?
- How do I select a Funeral Director?
- What to consider when selecting a Funeral Director?
- Does eziFunerals receive commissions from Funeral Directors after I have accepted a bid?
- I am satisfied with the service conducted by the Funeral Director. How can I recommend them to other clients?
- What if I have a dispute with a Funeral Director?
- What is a basic funeral?
- Burial or cremation?
- Celebrants and clergy
- Coffins and caskets
- Eco funerals
- Cremation urns
- Floral Arrangements
- Funeral Donations
- Funeral Music
- Funeral Tributes and Pictures
- Funeral caterers
- Funeral directors
- Funeral poems
- Funeral and obituary notices
- Doves, butterflies, balloons
- Funeral stationery
- Funeral transport
- Funeral wakes and venues
- Gifts and jewellery
- Memorials and monuments
- Pall bearers
- Preparing a eulogy
- Single or double service?
- Viewing the deceased
- Why should my Funeral Home join eziFunerals?
- Is eziFunerals trying to replace the services of Funeral Directors?
- Will eziFunerals online services force funeral prices down?
- Our business is going well and we’re happy with our current methods. We don’t need to change?
- Many of our clients are elderly. They won’t use the internet to connect with us?
Careers in the Funeral Industry
Few of us think of dealing with death and funerals as a career option. Yet working in the funeral industry can be a fulfilling and rewarding career. The staff employed in funeral homes need to have a variety of skills and a genuine desire to help, guide and support grieving people in their time of need.
The following is a list of the different jobs in the funeral industry. (Service Skills Australia 2011)
- Funeral Attendant
- Crematorium Operator
- Funeral Director
- Funeral Director’s Assistant
- Mortuary Assistant
What training do I need?
Employees in the funeral industry need a mature and responsible attitude, given the sensitive situations they deal with. They are generally working with clients who are emotionally vulnerable, so they need excellent communication skills and an understanding of how people deal with grief. Physical strength to lift coffins, a good driving record and a well-groomed appearance are also prerequisites.
Do I need formal qualifications?
It is not essential to have formal qualifications in order to work within the industry; however formal training can help build your skills and your career options. There are a number of nationally recognised qualifications available within the industry:
Registered Training Organisations
- Funeral Industry Development Australia (03) 8327 0055) www.fida.com.au
- Mortuary & Funeral Educators (03) 9569 5013 www.mfe.com.au
Job Search Facilities
- Seek www.seek.com.au
- My Career www.mycareer.com.au
- Career One www.careerone.com.au
- Australian Job Search www.jobsearch.gov.au
- eziFunerals – http://www.ezifunerals.com.au
- Australian Apprenticeships 13 38 73 – www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au
- Service Industry Skills Council – www.serviceskills.com.au
- Fair Work Online 13 13 94 – www.fairwork.gov.au