OFO No: 516301
Other names for Funeral Director:
- Funeral Practitioner
Youtube clip – The Career of a Funeral Director
For training options in South Africa – scroll down
What is a Funeral Director?
A Funeral Director is in charge of a funeral parlour and therefore arranges the logistics of the funeral for the family and prepares the corpse.
He or she is responsible for:
- Sympathetic support
- Prepares body for funeral
- Makes funeral arrangements
What does a Funeral Director do?
- meets with family of the dead person
- provides emotional support
- arranges for body to be collected from home, hospital or morgue
- helps family make decisions regarding the funeral arrangements
- respectfully, prepares corpse through embalming
- follow family’s wishes regarding the corpse
- hands over body to mortician to prepare for viewing
- transports body to the funeral venue / graveyard / crematorium
Are you . . . ?
- emotionally stable?
- understanding and empathic?
- detail orientated?
- a good communicator?
- a good listener?
How do I become a Funeral Director?
You will need a qualification.
CLICK HERE for SAQA’s registered qualifications.
- NATIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION
Is becoming a Funeral Director the right career choice for me?