Qualification details

SIF40113 - Certificate IV in Funeral Services (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 09/Jul/2015
(View details for release 1) Replaced21/Jun/2013

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to SIF40108 - Certificate IV in Funeral ServicesRevised 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 remains at 14. The number of core units has decreased from 7 to 5. The number of elective units has increased from 6 to 9. 20/Jun/2013


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCWRK305A - Coordinate work site activitiesCoordinate work site activities Elective
BSBSMB402 - Plan small business financesPlan small business finances Elective
BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planningUndertake small business planning Elective
BSBSMB405 - Monitor and manage small business operationsMonitor and manage small business operations Elective
BSBSMB406 - Manage small business financesManage small business finances Elective
BSBSUS301 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
SIFCBGM007 - Evaluate building and grounds maintenance and development needsEvaluate building and grounds maintenance and development needs Elective
SIFCBGM008 - Coordinate building and grounds maintenance and developmentCoordinate building and grounds maintenance and development Elective
SIFCCAC002 - Schedule burials or cremationsSchedule burials or cremations Elective
SIFCCAC005 - Coordinate chapel operationsCoordinate chapel operations Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 451399 Funeral Workers Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3399-29 Funeral Director 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1103 Personal Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Funeral Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Mortuary Supervisor,Funeral Director 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 451399 Funeral Workers Nec 01/Nov/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3399-29 Funeral Director 01/Nov/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1103 Personal Services 01/Nov/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 21/Jun/2013 
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Modification History

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Release 

Comments 

Two

Imported units from the following training packages updated:

  • BSB Business Services

One

Revised qualification. Reflects the Standards for Training Packages.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of specialised activities and functions in relation to a funeral home, cemetery or crematorium.

These individuals work autonomously, with responsibility for own outputs and those of others in a team.

These individuals, depending on their expertise, 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
  • cemeteries or crematorium, managing burials, burial works and cremation services or managing grounds and maintenance works and activities.

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

Packaging Rules

14 units must be completed:

  • 5 core units
  • 9 elective units comprised of:
  • a minimum of 5 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • a maximum of 4 elective units, first packaged at AQF level 3, 4 or 5 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 

SIFXIND002

Work effectively in the funeral services industry

SIFXIND003

Deal with grief responses

SIFXMGT001

Coordinate teams

SIFXMGT003

Supervise staff

SIFXWHS003

Implement and monitor work health and safety procedures

Elective units 

Administration and Quality 

SIFXADQ001

Control and order goods

SIFXADQ002

Conduct internal quality audits

SIFXADQ003

Monitor contracted services and supplies

Building and Grounds Maintenance 

SIFCBGM007

Evaluate building and grounds maintenance and development needs

SIFCBGM008

Coordinate building and grounds maintenance and development

Cemetery and Crematoria Administration and Coordination 

AHCWRK305A

Coordinate work site activities

SIFCCAC002

Schedule burials or cremations

SIFCCAC005

Coordinate chapel operations

SIFCCAC006

Manage lift and reposition or deepen operations

SIFCCAC007

Arrange and oversee viewings of cremations

SIFCCAC008

Coordinate burial works

SIFCCAC009

Coordinate monument installations

SIFCCAC010

Supervise burials

SIFCCAC011

Supervise cremations

SIFCCAC012

Supervise exhumations

Client Service and Sales 

SIFXCSS002

Advise on funeral and burial products and services

SIFXCSS003

Advise on pre-need funeral and burial products and services

SIFXCSS005

Lead customer service teams

Contract Management 

TLIR4002A

Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

TLIR4003A

Negotiate a contract

Event Management 

SITXEVT504

Organise event infrastructure

SITXEVT505

Manage on-site event operations

Funeral Operations 

SIFFFNL004

Arrange and oversee viewings

SIFFFNL005

Arrange funerals

SIFFFNL006

Arrange intrastate and interstate repatriations

SIFFFNL007

Arrange international repatriations

SIFFFNL008

Coordinate funeral operations

SIFFFNL009

Conduct funerals

SIFFFNL010

Plan and conduct funeral ceremonies

Human Resources 

SIRXHRM001A

Administer human resources policy

SIRXHRM002A

Recruit and select personnel

Industry 

SIFXIND004

Participate in industry networks

Marketing and Public Relations 

SIFXMPR002

Make presentations to community groups

SIFXMPR003

Prepare and conduct tours

SIFXMPR004

Liaise with the media

SIFXMPR005

Develop marketing strategies and activities

SITXMPR401

Coordinate production of brochures and marketing material

Small Business Management 

BSBSMB402

Plan small business finances

BSBSMB404

Undertake small business planning

BSBSMB405

Monitor and manage small business operations

BSBSMB406

Manage small business finances

Sustainability 

BSBSUS301

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Training and Education 

TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

Work Health and Safety 

SIFCWHS001

Identify hazards and assess risks in a cemetery or crematorium

SIFEWHS002

Review and develop mortuary work health and safety policies and procedures

SIFXWHS004

Implement and monitor infection and contamination control practices

Qualification Mapping Information

SIF40108 Certificate IV in Funeral Services

Links

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

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