DEATH - When someone dies, a doctor must sign a certificate that confirms the death. Funeral arrangements can't be made until the doctor has signed and issued this certificate. It is generally called a Doctor's Certificate of Cause of Death. The entity engaged to manage the funeral may then take the deceased into their care.
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WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF A DEATH
Included as an attachment is an excellent guide titled 'Death-of-a-Partner' that informs you step-by-step what to do in the event of a death. Please note CCCVAT offers no endorsement of the services listed.
Any entity/business that supplies funeral goods and funeral services to the public is considered to be a funeral provider. Funeral services are:
- preparing human bodies for burial or cremation arranging,
- supervising or conducting a funeral ceremony.
Funeral Providers are required to be registered with the relevant state government authority. To find a Funeral Provider visit: https://afda.org.au/
To become a funeral celebrant in Australia you are not compelled to complete training, although in view of the sensitivity of the service it is recommended. There are a number of training agencies in Australia which provide such training.
Funeral Celebrants are not registered or accredited by any regulator in Australia. However, as a Celebrant you are required to meet all applicable laws including Australian Consumer Law, privacy, copyright, discrimination [where applicable] and taxation to name a few.
CODE OF CONDUCT:
A Code of Conduct has been attached as guide for Ministers of Religion conducting a funeral.
A selection of appropriate Bible verses have also been attached.
A CHRISTIAN FUNERAL:
The Christian funeral should aim to:
- Reflect on someone’s life on earth.
- Pray to God that the loved one gets into Heaven.
- Comfort and give strength to friends and family to cope with their loss.
The following website lists a number of enitities that provide advice and forms which the bereaving family may find useful. Note CCCVAT has no connection to any of the enitities listed and provides no endorsement.