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Funeral Services SIF

Overview

Commencements

Availability & Duration

Australian School-based Apprenticeships

Overview

These qualifications cover cemetery and crematoria, embalming and funeral services areas of work.

‘Health’ is an associated industry.

Quick facts

The training units of competent structure and packing rules are detailed in Training Package documents.

The information provided here includes the most recent changes from the SIF (release 2.1) Training Package.

The Funeral Services (SIF Release 2.1) Training Package contains seven qualifications.

Registered Training Organisations can access the full details of this Training Package from the
training.gov.au website.

 

Career information

Qualification and job outcome information is also presented in a Job Pathway Chart.

For specific industry information click here.

More detail of how training works can be accessed here: for employers; for potential employees.

Use the My Skills site to search for Registered Training Organisations registered to deliver courses. Each State and Territory separately approves Registered Training Organisations to deliver apprenticeships and traineeships in their jurisdiction.

Qualifications Summary

SIF20113 - Certificate II in Funeral Operations

This qualification is for those who work under supervision. The work may be in funeral homes, assisting the funeral director in transferring deceased remains; preparing, driving and maintaining funeral vehicles; and assisting in the conduct of funerals; funeral home mortuaries, providing administration and operational support, which may include contact with deceased remains; and cemeteries assisting with the maintenance of grounds and structures, or assisting with digging graves or assisting with transferring and burying coffins and caskets.

SIF30113 - Certificate III in Cemetery and Crematorium Operations

Suitable training for individuals who perform a range of skilled operations in a cemetery or crematorium. They may work in: cemeteries or crematorium, providing sales and customer services and scheduling burial or cremation operations; cemeteries, coordinating staff in the preparation and reinstatement of burial sites and associated burial works or in crematorium, performing cremations.

SIF30213 - Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance

Suitable training for those who perform a range of skilled operations in cemeteries. These operations include preparing, digging and backfilling graves and carrying out grounds and garden care, general maintenance activities and limited construction works.

SIF30308 - Certificate III in Funeral Operations

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge to be competent in a range of funeral operations or mortuary work roles. All qualification outcomes require knowledge and application of funeral services industry protocols when dealing with the bereaved and the deceased. Work would be undertaken in a funeral home or mortuary. The role of employees is relatively autonomous and may involve coordinating and supervising others.

SIF30313 - Certificate III in Funeral Operations

Appropriate for those perform a range of skilled operations in funeral homes or mortuaries. They may work in: mortuaries, carrying out support activities and body preparation procedures under supervision; or funeral homes, carrying out funeral and burial sales activities and assisting with the conduct of funerals.

SIF40113 - Certificate IV in Funeral Services

This qualification covers those who may work in: funeral homes, as a funeral director responsible for all aspects of the conduct of funerals and the coordination and supervision of their team; or cemeteries or crematorium, managing burials, burial works and cremation services or managing grounds and maintenance works and activities.

SIF40213 - Certificate IV in Embalming

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of specialised embalming procedures in a mortuary or funeral home mortuary. Individuals in this role work relatively autonomously and may have limited responsibility for the coordination, training and supervision of others.

Note: Employers should be aware that this information is provided as a guide only to the content and use of the Training Package. Employers should seek advice from an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider or Registered Training Organisation for more detail.

Commencements
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Availability and Duration
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
SIF20113 - Certificate II in Funeral Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
SIF30113 - Certificate III in Cemetery and Crematorium Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T
SIF30213 - Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T
SIF30308 - Certificate III in Funeral Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
SIF30313 - Certificate III in Funeral Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
SIF40113 - Certificate IV in Funeral Services
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T
SIF40213 - Certificate IV in Embalming
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T

Legend: = Yes, = No, A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship, T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship, * = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)
A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occuptations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
SIF20113 - Certificate II in Funeral Operations
Availability
SIF30113 - Certificate III in Cemetery and Crematorium Operations
Availability
SIF30213 - Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance
Availability
SIF30313 - Certificate III in Funeral Operations
Availability
SIF40113 - Certificate IV in Funeral Services
Availability
SIF40213 - Certificate IV in Embalming
Availability

Legend: = Yes, = No

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Australian Apprenticeships may also be undertaken as part-time employment. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).

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