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Qualification details

SIF30213 - Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance (Release 4)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to SIF30208 - 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

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
4 (this release) 04/Apr/2022
(View details for release 3) 18/Mar/2021
(View details for release 2) 09/Jul/2015
(View details for release 1) 21/Jun/2013


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 No Specific Job Role 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 821113 Earthmoving Labourer 01/Nov/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9922-13 Garden Labourer 01/Nov/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 01/Nov/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 21/Jun/2013 
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Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 4

Release 4. Supersedes and is equivalent to SIF30213 Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance release 3. Minor change to update First Aid units of competency.

Release 3

Release 3. SIF30213 Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance supersedes and is equivalent to Release 2. SIF30213 Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance.

Modifications include removal of unused units of competency in response to Skills Reform Ministerial Statement – 9 October 2020.

Elective units removed:

  • SIFCBCR009 Remove ledgers and concrete lids
  • SIFCBCR011 Manufacture vault lids
  • SIFCBCR012 Install burial vaults
  • SIFCBGM003 Clean and maintain public conveniences and amenities
  • SIFCBGM004 Install basic masonry structures
  • SIFCBGM005 Place and finish concrete for cemetery or crematorium structures
  • SIFCBGM006 Construct signs

Release 2

Release 2. SIF30213 Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance supersedes and is equivalent to Release 1. SIF30213 Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance

Imported units from the following training packages updated:

BSB Business Services

HLT Health

ICT Information and Communications Technology

Release 1

Release 1. SIF30213 Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance supersedes and is equivalent to supersedes and is equivalent to SIF30208 Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance.

Revised qualification. Reflects the Standards for Training Packages

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals 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.

These individuals work relatively autonomously, participate in teams and may coordinate and supervise others. They require discretion and judgement in the selection of equipment, work requirements and contingency measures. Knowledge and application of funeral services industry protocols is required when dealing with the bereaved.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Packaging Rules

18 units must be completed:

  • 6 core units
  • 12 elective units consisting of:
  • a minimum of 6 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • a maximum of 6 elective units, first packaged at AQF level 2, 3 or 4, may be selected from elsewhere in SIF Funeral Services Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course. Refer to the AQF packaging of Funeral Services units in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

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).

Core units 

SIFCWHS001

Identify hazards and assess risks in a cemetery or crematorium

SIFCWHS002

Work in confined spaces

SIFXCSS001

Provide service to clients

SIFXIND002

Work effectively in the funeral services industry

SIFXIND003

Deal with grief responses

SIFXWHS001

Follow work health and safety procedures

Elective units 

Administration and Quality 

SIFXADQ001

Control and order goods

Building and Grounds Maintenance 

AHCIRG305A

Operate pressurised irrigation systems

AHCLSC203A

Install aggregate paths

AHCLSC303A

Construct brick and/or block structures and features

AHCLSC308A

Install metal structures and features

AHCPGD201A

Plant trees and shrubs

AHCPGD203A

Prune shrubs and small trees

AHCPMG202A

Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

SIFCBGM001

Provide general grounds care

SIFCBGM002

Maintain property and structures

Burial and Cremation Operations 

SIFCBCR002

Backfill and make good graves

SIFCBCR003

Dig graves manually

SIFCBCR005

Memorialise cremated remains

SIFCBCR006

Prepare for gravedigging

SIFCBCR007

Dig graves using machinery

SIFCBCR008

Consolidate collapsed graves

SIFCBCR010

Exhume burial sites

SIFCBCR013

Prepare vaults or crypts for burials

SIFCBCR014

Reinstate vaults or crypts

SIFCBCR015

Operate a backhoe, front-end loader or excavator

Funeral Operations 

SIFFFNL003

Transfer coffins and caskets

Sustainability 

BSBSUS201

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Technology 

ICTICT211

Identify and use basic current industry-specific technologies

Vehicles 

AHCMOM205A

Operate vehicles

SIFXVHC002

Inspect and maintain vehicles and equipment

Work Health and Safety  

HLTAID011

Provide first aid

Qualification Mapping Information

SIF30213 Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance supersedes and is equivalent to SIF30208 Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c2c3131e-4418-4aa3-8ff1-a855c95f7fd6