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Qualification details

SIF50108 - Diploma of Mortuary Management (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by SIF50113 - Diploma of Funeral Services ManagementThis qualification is based on the Diploma of Mortuary Management and has been revised to include the role of managers that are engaged in other sectors of the funeral services industry. The total number of units required to complete this qualification is 12. The number of core units is 5. The number of elective units is 7. 20/Jun/2013

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

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 311299 Medical Technicians Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0699 Other Health 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Funeral Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Mortuary Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311299 Medical Technicians Nec 17/Nov/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0699 Other Health 17/Nov/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 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 management activities requiring planning, implementing and monitoring mortuary practices and procedures. This qualification requires knowledge and application of funeral services industry protocols when dealing with the deceased. Work would be undertaken in a mortuary.

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

This qualification is not suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

Job roles 

Graduates with this qualification could work in a funeral home mortuary overseeing all aspects of the operation of the mortuary, including developing, monitoring and evaluating mortuary OHS practices.

Possible job title includes:

  • mortuary manager.

Prerequisite requirements 

Those wishing to gain entry into the Diploma of Mortuary Management will be recognised as competent, through a recognised training program or recognition process, in the following units of competency:

SIFIND001B

Work effectively in the funeral services industry

SIFIND002A

Deal with grief and trauma

SIFMWK001A

Encoffin the deceased person

SIFMWK005A

Determine body preparation requirements

SIFMWK006A

Cleanse and disinfect deceased bodies

SIFMWK007A

Set facial features

SIFMWK008A

Restore minor body damage

SIFMWK009A

Restore head damage on autopsied cases

SIFMWK010A

Restore and set eyes after eye donation

SIFMWK011A

Dress bodies and apply cosmetics

SIFMWK012A

Supervise mortuary operations

SIFMWK013A

Determine embalming requirements

SIFMWK014A

Treat the arterial system

SIFMWK015A

Treat abdominal and thoracic cavities

SIFMWK016A

Treat tissue gas

SIFOHS002A

Follow infection and contamination control procedures

SIFOHS003A

Follow mortuary OHS procedures

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS SUMMARY 

SIF50108 Diploma of Mortuary Management 

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 

Research, read, analyse and communicate workplace information to team members and other managers. Write reports and complete business documentation in the context of own job role. Provide written or verbal feedback to staff on work performance.

Problem solving 

Identify and analyse business operations and apply strategic thinking to develop practical and sustainable solutions. Evaluate solutions and ideas and anticipate and address the implications of and consequences of decisions. Review results and provide feedback to relevant team members and external customers as required.

Initiative and enterprise 

Monitor business operations and identify areas for improvement. Maintain knowledge of current industry trends and directions. Translate ideas into actions by implementing improvement strategies as required.

Teamwork 

Lead a mortuary business team; mentoring and supporting team members. Effectively participate in wider funeral services industry teams and networks; working independently to complete own tasks and also supporting other managers and team members where appropriate.

Planning and organising 

Establish and communicate clear goals and deliverables for self and team members within the context of the individual mortuary or broader organisational objectives. Coordinate resources to ensure that work is carried out according to timelines and priorities. Coordinate and implement changes arising from continuous improvement processes.

Self-management 

Understand and apply legislative requirements and responsibilities. Maintain own knowledge of the job role, review own performance, actively seek and build effective professional networks and act upon advice and guidance.

Learning 

Take responsibility for ongoing learning and source and assess information sources. Support the learning of other staff through sharing knowledge and skills in the workplace and identifying appropriate professional development opportunities for staff. Establish and use industry networks to maintain and improve own knowledge.

Technology 

Select and use appropriate business, information and communications technology to support efficient business operations.

Packaging Rules

QUALIFICATION RULES 

To achieve a Diploma of Mortuary Management, 12 units must be completed:

  • all 8 core units
  • 4 elective units:
  • a minimum of 2 elective units must be chosen from the elective units listed below
  • a maximum of two 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 

BSBFLM506B

Manage workplace information systems

BSBFLM511B

Develop a workplace learning environment

SIFGLC004A

Monitor contracted services and supplies

SIFMGT003A

Supervise staff

SIFOHS008A

Review and develop mortuary OHS policies and procedures

SIRXMGT003A

Lead and manage people

SIRXOHS003A

Provide a safe working environment

TDTJ197B

Apply quality procedures

ELECTIVE UNITS 

Governance and Legal Compliance 

SIFGLC002A

Control and order goods

SIFGLC003A

Conduct internal quality audits

Marketing and Public Relations 

SIFMPR002A

Prepare and conduct tours

Mortuary Work and Embalming 

SIFMWK017A

Design a mortuary

Imported units of competency 

BSBCMN403A

Establish business networks

BSBEBUS508A

Build a virtual community

BSBFLM405B

Implement operational plan

BSBFLM409B

Implement continuous improvement

BSBFLM513A

Manage budgets and financial plans within the work team

BSBFLM514A

Manage people

BSBMGT503A

Prepare budgets and financial plans

BSBMGT504A

Manage budgets and financial plans

SRXEMR001A

Respond to emergency situations