Craig Kerr

Conference Update! Meet Panellist Craig Kerr…

Book Your Tickets Now! REGISTER BEFORE JULY 18 and go in the draw
for a night at Rydges on Swanston thanks to Rydges on Swanston.

Joining the AIFP 2019 Conference Team as a panellist is
embalmer Craig Kerr.

Craig will be part of the panel Lifting the Lid on the Industry: Everything you might want or need to know about working in the funeral care and its allied industries.

About Craig Kerr…

Craig obtained his embalming qualifications in 1993 in his native homeland; New Zealand.  He was initially drawn to embalming as he wanted to have a secure, interesting and unique career that would keep him challenged and interested.

He began initial employment as a trainee embalmer / funeral director assistant in 1990 at a funeral home names Wilson Palethorpe (now trading under Wilson funerals).

Since his training he continued to work in the funeral industry until March 2012 when he emigrated to Australia, where he has continued his career working for both small and large funeral homes doing many various roles but always predominantly embalming.

A typical workday as an embalmer might include the following: Hygienic preparation and/or embalming of deceased persons observing OHS standards at all times; correctly interpreting and checking all mortuary paperwork – death certificates, cremation/burial, GMO; trimming caskets/coffins and prepare name plates ensuring accuracy and attention to detail; communicate with funeral directors, coordination, assistants and management; as well as general sanitizing, disposal and correct removal of all hazardous waste. There are constant problem solving opportunities and Craig has and enjoys the ability to think creatively to provide positive experiences for families in relation to presentation of deceased persons for viewing.

Craig has worked as an arranger and also part of a transfer team… but really enjoys working in the mortuary.  His current role at Greenhaven Funerals allows him to the opportunity to care for deceased individuals as well as do transfers, drive the hearse when required and also get involved in transfers and delivering ashes.  It is a full and varied role with something different happening every day.

The 2019 Annual AIFP Conference | August 10th, 2019

Join us at Rydges on Swanston, 701 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria.

Make sure you’ve put the date in your calendar… Saturday 10th August, 2019

8am is when Registration and the Exhibition Hall open

9am Conference Day Commences

5pm Charity Networking Pre-Dinner Drinks

7pm Dinner and Dancing and LIVE BAND

Book Your Tickets Now! REGISTER BEFORE JULY 18 and go in the draw
for a night at Rydges on Swanston thanks to Rydges on Swanston.

This year’s conference theme is all about pursuing passions in death care. This year we are offering a program to engage experienced, new and potential independent funeral professionals and the extensive range of allied services that support the industry in any way shape and form.

Conference Package for AIFP Members: $330

Conference Package for Non-Members : $450
(includes annual membership fee to June 30 2020*)

Dinner, Live Band and Dancing Only: $130

The Conference Package includes:

  • Access to the Exhibition Space
  • All conference sessions
  • Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
  • Pre-Dinner Networking Drinks
  • Three Course Dinner and Drinks
  • Dancing with a LIVE band – The Sour Grapes


* a one-time offer, for first-time members only and subject to approval

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