This activity is designed to provide you with an overview of funerals both historically and in Australia, as well as a suggested client journey and an outline of how I (Sarah Aird) approach my funeral celebrancy work.


  • 2 hours, 38 minutes of videos
  • 4 hours, 44 minutes of text / 42 page booklet
  • 4 document templates (funeral booking form, funeral checklist, eulogy prompts, AV run sheet)
  • Overview:
    • Purpose of a funeral ceremony
    • A brief history of funeral customs
    • Dying and death care in Australia
    • Funeral directors
    • Aspects of a traditional funeral service
    • Funeral celebrancy
    • The client journey: funerals
      • Receive enquiry
      • Call client to organise planning meeting
      • Attend planning meeting
      • Draft script and send to family
      • Create AV run sheet
      • Attend and present the ceremony
      • Funeral ceremonies (3 full scripts, 2 ceremony videos)

In purchasing this professional development subject you are purchasing access to the course for the lifetime of the Celebrant Institute offering it, so you can revisit it at any time. High-speed internet and headphones are recommended.