From the Sydney Mornning Herald: Australian funeral directors have demanded an exemption from the government's proposed ban on $10,000 cash payments, claiming the policy could hit grieving people "at the lowest point in their lives". The Australian Funeral Directors Association sent answers to questions from the Senate economics committee reviewing the laws this week, claiming some funeral directors receive up to 20 per cent of their payments for funerals in cash, while about 6 per cent of funerals costing over $10,000 are paid this way.
Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW (CCNSW) is a statutory agency supporting and regulating the interment industry, assessing interment needs and developing planning strategies for cemetery space. CCNSW also provides information to the public.
Employment opportunities from members of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Association of NSW (CCA NSW) will be placed here as they are received by the Association. Contact is to be made directly with the advertiser. CCA NSW is not involved in any employment process.
For information on training in the industry refer to the following section of the web - Industry Training
Web conferencing may be used as an umbrella term for various types of online collaborative services including web seminars ("webinars"), webcasts, and peer-level web meetings. It may also be used in a more narrow sense to refer only to the peer-level web meeting context, in an attempt to disambiguate it from the other types of collaborative sessions. Terminology related to these technologies is inexact, and no generally agreed upon source or standards organization exists to provide an established usage reference.
yThe CCA Industry Improvement Award is essentially a thank you to our members for their continued support. In a nutshell, CCA provides sponsorship for a member to attend work experience at another cemetery or crematoria in NSW (or Australia) and also to attend a CCA Quarterly Conference.
The benefits of nominating for the award are exceptional. The person chosen to be the recipient of the sponsorship receives opportunities that may not have been presented to them before.
The recipient will be able to spend five days at another cemetery or crematoria provider (within NSW or Australia) learning the way in which that facility operates and functions. They will have an opportunity to learn or enhance their own skills as well as being able to pass on their knowledge and ideas to others. This facility/ organisation will be chosen by the CCA Executive Committee and will be one that complements the knowledge of the recipient.
The recipient will also have the chance to attend a CCA Quarterly Conference. This will allow the recipient to hear first hand the issues being dealt with by the industry and provide them with the opportunity to network and build new friendships and relationships, as well as pick up many new ideas.
What costs are covered by CCA? Work Experience: CCA will cover all reasonable transport costs and, if require, book and pay for any airfares. We will book and pay for your accommodation (room and breakfast only). Incidentals will be the responsibility of the recipient. We will also pay for reasonable expenses associated with lunch and dinner. Receipts for all expense claims must be submitted to the CCA Secretariat for reimbursement. CCA Quarterly Conference: CCA will cover all reasonable transport costs and, if require, book and pay for any airfares. We will book and pay for your accommodation (room and breakfast only). Incidentals will be the responsibility of the recipient. The recipient will be provided with a free Quarterly Conference registration. Receipts for all expense claims must be submitted to the CCA Secretariat for reimbursement.