Funeral Celebrant

Funeral Course DISTANCE

YOU CAN START ANY DAY - AND THEN HAVE SIX MONTHS TO COMPLETE. Comprehensive Funeral course complete with manual. Once you enrol your course materials will be sent to you. The course will give you the required skills to enable you to be well trained when working with the bereaved, and to confidently create and conduct a funeral ceremony. We would recommend the face to face course - however for some students the distance course is the only option.

Topics to be covered:

  • Liaison with the Funeral Director and their personnel
  • Gaining the appropriate information to allow you then contact the family, and the ongoing need to communicate with them.
  • Liaising with family and friends.
  • Client communication techniques
  • Accurate written and verbal instructions.
  • Listening skills, grief awareness, empathy, confidentiality and respect.
  • Understanding how to work with different personalities
  • Designing a ceremony that reflects the wishes of the family.
  • Understanding the options pertaining to required elements of ritual and symbolism.
  • Writing and selecting appropriate material for presentation.
  • Writing the service and writing a eulogy.
  • Writing an authentic ceremony
  • Accurate interpretation of verbal and written information and instructions.
  • The ability to improvise and problem solve with limited resources
  • We will look at how to write a sample of a funeral ceremony for a baby, a person who has committed suicide, an accident victim, a person who has led a long life.
  • The order and structure of the ceremony.
  • Skills on how to help other speakers at the funeral
  • Role and overview of others - RSL, Freemasons.
  • Appropriate resource selection
  • Words, poems, symbols, music, and power point presentations.
  • Information about the mortuary and crematorium
  • Health regulations regarding burials and cremations.
  • Ability to relate to people from a range of social, cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Public speaking skills.
  • Time management skills
  • Working with Funeral Directors, and other associated professionals within the required protocols.
  • Adherence to professional dress standards.
  • Ability to display dignity and solemnity.
  • Stress management skills and the ability to manage emotions.


Course Details

Course date 01-04-2019 9:00 am
Course end date 30-12-2019 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-03-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 31-12-2019
Course Fee $500.00
Location Distance

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