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Qualification details

SIF30208 - Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
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Is superseded by and equivalent to SIF30213 - Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and MaintenanceRevised qualification provides greater flexibility to meet industry/organisational outcomes. Changes to packaging rules include the removal of specialisations and greater choice of imported units from other training packages and accredited courses. The total number of units required to complete this qualification has decreased from 19 units to 18. The number of core units has decreased from 7 to 6. The number of elective units remains at 12. 20/Jun/2013
Supersedes and is equivalent to WFS30402 - Certificate III in Funeral Services (Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance) 18/Feb/2009

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 19/Feb/2009

Units of competency

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SIFBGM001B - Provide general grounds careProvide general grounds careN/A
SIFGLC001A - Maintain and care for historical recordsMaintain and care for historical recordsN/A
SIFBCR015A - Memorialise cremated remainsMemorialise cremated remainsN/A
RTF2017A - Prune shrubs and small treesPrune shrubs and small treesN/A
RTE3611A - Operate pressurised irrigation systemsOperate pressurised irrigation systemsN/A
BCGCM1001B - Follow OHS policies and proceduresFollow OHS policies and proceduresN/A
BCCPO3016B - Conduct dump truck operationsConduct dump truck operationsN/A
SIFGLC002A - Control and order goodsControl and order goodsN/A
RTE3603A - Install drainage systemsInstall drainage systemsN/A
SIFBCR003A - Manufacture vault lidsManufacture vault lidsN/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 821113 Earthmoving Labourer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9922-13 Garden Labourer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Funeral Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Gravedigger,Cemetery Grounds Maintenance Worker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 821113 Earthmoving Labourer 19/Feb/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9922-13 Garden Labourer 19/Feb/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 19/Feb/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 19/Feb/2009 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Description

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of cemetery operations requiring specialised practical skills and knowledge in either gravedigging or grounds and maintenance activities. All qualification outcomes require knowledge and application of funeral services industry protocols when dealing with the bereaved. Work would be undertaken in a cemetery.

This qualification is designed to reflect the role of employees who work relatively autonomously and may coordinate and supervise others. It involves the use of a broad knowledge base incorporating some theoretical concepts and requires the identification, analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

Job roles 

Graduates with this qualification who undertake the specialist gravedigging stream could work in a cemetery preparing, digging and backfilling graves.

Graduates with this qualification who undertake the specialist grounds maintenance stream could work in a cemetery carrying out grounds and garden care, general maintenance activities and limited construction works.

Possible job titles include:

  • gravedigger
  • grounds maintenance worker.

Prerequisite requirements 

There are no prerequisites for entry to this qualification. A number of units within this qualification have prerequisites. In many cases these prerequisite units form part of the core of this qualification.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS SUMMARY 

SIF30208 Certificate III in Gravedigging , Grounds and Maintenance 

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by the funeral services industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication 

Use written and verbal communication skills to determine and confirm work requirements and client needs and to share workplace-related information with internal and external personnel. Read and interpret workplace documentation and complete written documentation to meet workplace and regulatory requirements. Provide risk advice and feedback to OHS practitioners to contribute to risk management improvements. Conduct all communications according to funeral services industry communication protocols for dealing with the bereaved.

Problem solving 

Identify and assess hazards and risks and develop solutions using information sourced from existing workplace policies and procedures and through consultation with other staff. Recognise and refer issues beyond own scope of authority for resolution by a supervisor or manager, depending on workplace policy and procedure.

Initiative and enterprise 

Identify opportunities to make risk management improvements. Take positive action to report hazards or risk situations to supervisors and recommend possible treatments. Take proactive responsibility for own areas of work performance and actively apply workplace policies and procedures to work roles.

Teamwork 

Work collaboratively with other team members and external personnel according to workplace policy and procedures and within the boundaries of own work responsibilities. Support the team by taking responsibility for own work, providing feedback to and acting on instructions from supervisor or manager.

Planning and organising 

Understand scope of own work based on relevant workplace information. Use and maintain required resources and contribute to risk management in the context of job role, established authorities and workplace policy and procedures.

Self-management 

Understand and follow legislative and workplace requirements relevant to scope of work. Monitor own grief responses. Take responsibility for own work performance according to workplace policy and procedures and established workplace practices. Take responsibility for the use of equipment and resources.

Learning 

Take responsibility for formal and informal ongoing learning. Identify and assess sources of funeral services industry information. Share skills and knowledge in the workplace through the provision of feedback to other staff, including managers and supervisors.

Technology 

Prepare use and maintain OHS equipment and recognise and report faulty equipment. Apply OHS knowledge when operating equipment.

Due to the variations in job outcomes related to the specialist streams required by this qualification, the industry/enterprise requirements described above for each employability skill are representative of the industry in general and may not reflect specific job roles. Learning and assessment strategies for this qualification should be based on the requirements of the units of competency for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

QUALIFICATION RULES 

To achieve a Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance, 19 units must be completed:

  • all 7 core units
  • all 7 units from one of the following Specialist Streams:
  • Specialist Stream A: Gravedigging
  • Specialist Stream B: Grounds Maintenance
  • 5 elective units:
  • a minimum of two elective units must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • a maximum of three elective units not appearing in the list below may be selected from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course.
  • in all cases, selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors)
  • elective units must be additional to those already counted towards a lower level qualification within this Training Package.

CORE UNITS 

SIFIND001B

Work effectively in the funeral services industry

SIFIND002A

Deal with grief and trauma

SIFOHS001A

Follow OHS procedures

SIFOHS007A

Identify hazards and assess risks in a cemetery or crematorium

SIFTVM002A

Inspect and maintain vehicles and equipment

RTE2308A

Operate ride on vehicles

TLIC107C

Drive vehicle

SPECIALIST STREAM UNITS 

Specialist Stream A : Gravedigging 

SIFBCR017A

Prepare for gravedigging

SIFBCR018A

Backfill and make good graves

SIFBCR020A

Dig a grave manually

SIFBCR021A

Consolidate collapsed graves

SIFBCR025A

Exhume a burial site

SIFCCS001B

Provide service to clients

SIFOHS004A

Work in confined spaces

Specialist Stream B : Grounds Maintenance 

SIFBGM001B

Provide general grounds care

SIFBGM002A

Maintain property and structures

SIFBGM005A

Place and finish concrete for cemetery or crematorium structures

RTC2012A

Plant trees and shrubs

RTF2017A

Prune shrubs and small trees

RTF3203A

Construct brick and/or block structures and features

RTF3208A

Install metal structures and features

ELECTIVE UNITS 

Burials and Cremations 

SIFBCR002A

Transfer coffins and caskets

SIFBCR003A

Manufacture vault lids

SIFBCR005B

Install burial vaults

SIFBCR006A

Coordinate chapel operations

SIFBCR007A

Prepare vaults or crypts for burials

SIFBCR009A

Reinstate vaults or crypts

SIFBCR015A

Memorialise cremated remains

SIFBCR017A

Prepare for gravedigging

SIFBCR018A

Backfill and make good graves

SIFBCR020A

Dig a grave manually

SIFBCR023A

Dig a grave using machinery

SIFBCR024A

Remove ledger and concrete lid

SIFBCR026A

Manage lift and reposition or deepen operations

Building and Grounds Maintenance 

SIFBGM001B

Provide general grounds care

SIFBGM002A

Maintain property and structures

SIFBGM003B

Clean and maintain public conveniences and amenities

SIFBGM004A

Install basic masonry structures

SIFBGM005A

Place and finish concrete for cemetery or crematorium structures

SIFBGM008A

Construct signs

Client and Customer Service 

SIFCCS001B

Provide service to clients

Governance and Legal Compliance 

SIFGLC001A

Maintain and care for historical records

SIFGLC002A

Control and order goods

Occupational Health and Safety 

SIFOHS004A

Work in confined spaces

Tools , Vehicles and Machinery 

SIFTVM003A

Operate a backhoe, front-end loader or excavator

Imported units of competency 

BCCPO3016B

Conduct dump truck operations

BCGCM1001B

Follow OH&S policies and procedures

BCGCM2007B

Use explosive power tools

HLTFA301B

Apply first aid

RTC2012A

Plant trees and shrubs

RTC2404A

Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

RTE3601A

Install irrigation systems

RTE3603A

Install drainage systems

RTE3611A

Operate pressurised irrigation systems

RTF2017A

Prune shrubs and small trees

RTF3203A

Construct brick and/or block structures and features

RTF3208A

Install metal structures and features