Coffin and Casket Training Courses

Students are required to arrive at 8.30am and depart at 4.00pm. One (max 2) students per course can attend, hence booking is to be made at least two weeks in advance. The course is designed to facilitate individual attention to each student. Free assistance will also be given to students for a period of 24 months after the course. A certificate of attendance will be issued on completion of the course.

Course dates can be viewed on our booking page. Courses are held in Kempton Park. After the course students can also leave their details here for potential employers to view.

Students must arrange their own accommodation in Kempton Park (read further for recommended guest houses close to our training center). Refreshments and snacks will be provided by us during the day. Course dates are available on our booking page.

COFFIN COURSE - 1.5 DAYS
Students will personally construct a number two coffin, which is retained by the student and used as an example when starting your own business. In addition students also receive the following:
  • Seven templates (patterns used to make different sizes of coffins)
  • A complete 28 page manual - see index here
  • Painting, staining, handles and trimmings are covered in the manuals

CASKET COURSE - 1.5 DAYS
Students will personally construct an infant (number 2) raised flat lid casket. On completion of the course students will retain the infant casket that they have manufactured, which will serve as an example when starting their own business. Students also receive a 12-page casket manufacturing manual with diagrams that explains the complete manufacturing process from start to finish.

COMBO COURSE (COFFINS & CASKETS) - APPROXIMATELY 2.5 DAYS
We have now also combined the coffin and casket courses into one. Students will construct a number 2 coffin and casket during this course. They will receive a manual for each. Students retain the number 2 coffin and casket that they have manufactured, plus they receive the coffin templates, jig, manuals and certificate.

ACCOMMODATION
Students must arrange their own accommodation. We recommend the following:
JHB International Guest House
73 Ysterhout Street, Birchleigh, Kempton Park
(please phone the numbers below JUST for accommodation)
Tel 011-9723311 / 082 638 3608
Or visit the links below for more accommodation options in Kempton Park:
here and here
If you want to enquire about the courses then click here

Once your manufacturing business is established we will include your contact details for free in our list of manufacturers. This list is sent to all clients who joins as a distributor.

REQUIRED TOOLS TO START YOUR BUSINESS
  • Compressor & spray guns
  • Radial arm saw or table saw (must be able to calculate degrees)
  • Electric skill saw
  • Electric Sander & sandpaper
  • Electric Drill
  • Router
  • Plane
  • Small tools such as screwdrivers, square, ruler, hammer, pliers, brackets
  • Clamps, protractor and bevel
SUMMARY OF COSTS
  • Coffin Course - R 2,500.00 Per Student
  • Casket Course - R 2,500.00 Per Student
  • Combo Course - R 3,450.00 Per Student