About MFE

History of MFE

MFE is a training business under the Nelson group of companies.

In 1962 Theo Nelson was amongst a group of the first embalming students to be trained in Australia. Since that time Nelson Bros Funeral Services has been involved with funeral service training, education and learning.

When the opportunity presented itself to acquire MFE in 2011, it seemed a logical vehicle to raise the standard of funeral service education, providing practical opportunities for further education for both current and future funeral practitioners.

2019 brings exciting new advances for MFE with the introduction of our online learning system.


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Our mission is to educate students in the fundamental skills, knowledge, and practice of funeral service. We strive to create a supportive learning environment, which fosters communication, critical thinking, self-discipline, and compassion.

Based in Melbourne, MFE is a National Registered Training Organisation, delivering high quality training and resource materials throughout Australia to funeral practitioners. MFE is fully equipped to offer individual students and organisations a variety of courses, seminars and workshops, led by a team of highly qualified mortuary and funeral service educators.

MFE pride themselves on the results we have achieved within the funeral industry which is a direct result of the extremely high calibre of people we employ. The delivery of these education courses within the funeral industry, only enhance the marketing of businesses with qualified staff on board who take pride in their work.

We comply with the standards of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to ensure that we are maintaining and continually improving the quality of vocational training throughout Australia.


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In the business world of the future, it will be the level of education and training that separates one person - one company from its closest rival. MFE believe that funeral service education is the key to the future of the funeral service profession.

So, what is holding YOU back?

At MFE Funeral service professionals have the opportunity to enhance their education at their own pace and personal selection through the variety of courses we offer.

All the short courses can be assessment completed on-the-job to enable the student to gain a certificate for a similar course component from the Funeral Service Training Package.

At MFE, we take pride in delivering what people want- when they want it.

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Courses are designed with industry input, ensuring what you are learning is current and relevant. Students will learn all aspects of funeral homes operation, as well as the practical and theoretical sides of funeral service.

There is no exception for our Certificate IV in Embalming qualification we offer. Continuing Education is the foundation upon which funeral service will grow and survive.

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Your Career

Take your passion for caring for people into a career in funeral service.

If you are a compassionate and tolerant person with a strong desire to help people of all sociocultural backgrounds, you will have a fulfilling career in this field.

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Why should you enter funeral service?

  • You are a caregiver who desires to serve others,
  • You believe ceremony is an effective way of expressing feelings,
  • You are open-minded about ways in which people of different faiths & cultures express their feelings and practice their beliefs,
  • You are interested in the technical sciences,
  • You exhibit sensitivity and compassion for those with whom you are in contact,
  • You are interested in learning all aspects of a business,
  • Files death certificates and other legal papers,
  • assists survivors with details for filing claims of death benefits,
  • Helps individuals adapt to changes in their lives following a death through post-death counselling.

The funeral service professional

  • Provides support to the bereaved during the initial stages of grief.
  • Arranges and directs funeral ceremonies.
  • Preforms the transfer of the deceased from the place of death.
  • Prepares the body according to the wishes of the survivors and requirements of the law.
  • Sells funeral related services and merchandise.
  • Secures information for legal documents.

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Benefits of training through mfe

Our MFE staff have a wealth of experience and are regarded as some of the most highly skilled and qualified funeral service educators.

Both Priscilla Nelson and Ian Warren bring over 60 years of experience and knowledge from working within the funeral services industry both here in Australia and overseas.

Current certificate studies students are invited to attend seminars/workshops offered by MFE at discounted rates.

Past students who have been certified by MFE are entitled to attend seminars/workshops at discounted rates.

Guest presenters, including international speakers, are invited to present to MFE students.

MFE offers both lecture-based course workshops, as well as distance learning courses.

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