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It is often said that working in the funeral industry is a vocation rather than a job and it is easy to see why. Funeral homes are generally either family businesses or larger organisations with a number of branches. The staff employed need to have a variety of skills and a genuine desire to offer as much help, guidance and assistance as is required by those they are called upon to serve. The funeral industry is by no means an easy career option; however it can be one of the most fulfilling and rewarding of the service careers. 

want to know more?

We recommend that you contact your local funeral home to discuss any employment opportunities and to find out what attributes they would be looking for in a potential employee. The following resources provide more in depth information and guides for school leavers and new entrants to the funeral industry. 

Endorsed Training

Seeking an endorsed provider of funeral service education and training? Check out the following Registered Training Organisations: Funeral Industry Development Australia:  and Endorsed Training:

current vacancies

Funeral Director – Full Time Position

Morleys Funerals in Townsville has a  position available for a full time funeral director.

Morleys Funeral Home provides quality funeral care in Townsville, North Queensland. We strive for excellence in the service we provide to give the utmost personal and professional care to assist our client families. We are looking to complement our existing staff.

To be successful in this position, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • A passion for the funeral industry and a desire to assist families
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Be honest, reliable and well presented, with a compassionate nature
  • Be at ease working with the deceased and grieving families
  • Arranging and conducting funeral ceremonies and cremations
  • Experience with IT hardware and software is desirable – including sound desk and live streaming
  • Vehicle driving and cleaning, general Funeral Director duties
  • General equipment maintenance and cleaning
  • Transfer of the deceased and basic mortuary practices (preference given to a person with Mortuary Skills)
  • Be physically fit
  • Hold a current driver’s licence and police check

Experience in the funeral industry or events planning is desirable, but not essential as training could be provided. The successful applicant will be required to participate in a shared after-hours roster including weekends. Ideally this opportunity would suit an experienced Funeral Director. Application to Morleys Funerals at by 5pm Friday 8th April, 2022.


Owens Maranoa Funeral Services in Roma Queensland have a position available for a Funeral Assistant.

Initially it will be 4 weeks part-time to full time work and potentially become full-time for the right candidate. (Accommodation will be supplied for the initial 4 weeks). Commence date December 2021.

To be considered for this position you will need

  • To competent with Word, Excel, Publisher and Outlook
  • Exceptional organisation and communication skills
  • A passion for the industry and an eye for detail
  • A good work ethic is essential
  • Be self-motivated
  • Have a current manual drivers license

Main duties will include

  • Liasing with families
  • Attending funerals
  • Assisting in the mortuary care
  • Setting up the cemetery on funeral days
  • General cleaning

To apply please contact Owens Maranoa Funeral Service on 07 4622 6486.

Heritage Brothers Funeral Services with funeral homes on the Gold and Tweed Coasts, have a position available for a Mortuary Tech/Funeral Assistant.

Whilst we would love to employ a qualified embalmer, we are willing to sponsor the right applicant through a Mortuary Science (Embalming) Course.

The successful applicant will be willing to participate in all aspects of funeral care, from mortuary management, roster duties, transfers and funeral assisting.

Please email your letter of application and resume to

The position will commence from early 2022