first online edition of “The Arterial”

MFE are excited to launch our first online edition of The Arterial. “The Arterial” started as a quarterly newsletter back in 2017, as an opportunity to share latest student news, provide editorial comment as well as general information about funerals and mortuary science.

In October, last year, MFE were very proud to see three of our students presented with their graduation certificates at the AIE conference held in Brisbane.

MFE recent graduates – James Downham, Jacqui Wright and Bruce Billings are pictured here with Head Tutor, Ian Warren.

Our lecture- based workshops in Melbourne are proving very popular with our students. As a special treat, at each workshop MFE invite guest speakers to share their knowledge and expertise with our students. At our last workshop, experienced embalmer, Max Benton enlightened students about Champion‘s mortuary/ embalming products as well as spending time with them in the mortuary sessions to demonstrate their effectiveness. MFE are very fortunate to have presenters such as Max Benton, courtesy of Hyqual, offer their time, knowledge and skills to our students. The opportunity for students to learn about different products and procedures is of immense benefit in their studies to become skilled embalmers.

Max Benton, courtesy of Hyqual sharing his knowledge & skills with MFE students.
students at work

students taking some time out with their tutor

MFE is excited about our next workshop coming up in February. Our guest trainer and embalmer for this workshop will be Mr Craig Caldwell from The Dodge Company. Craig has been with The Dodge Company for 19 years, having gained his Embalming/Funeral Service qualification back in 1975. He has a wealth of experience and expertise which he hopes to share with our student cohort.

The BIE conference will be taking place next month in Perth, WA. It would be great to get a photo with both any past or current MFE students – so if you are planning on attending, please get together with our Head Tutor, Ian Warren for a photo shoot!

2019 AIE Scholarship update: We encourage past and present students to apply for this scholarship as the winner receives a complimentary registration for attendance at the 2019 AIE Conference, plus return economy airfares to Hobart, plus 3 night s accommodation and a cheque for $1000. The essay topic for the 2019 scholarship his “Explain how formaldehyde fixes the tissue in the human body and what effect rigorous mortis has on this process?” Apply directly to AIE for an application form – good luck!

We welcome any student news and/or articles from past and present students. Please email newsletter submissions to: Priscilla Nelson at

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