Qualification details

SIF50113 - Diploma of Funeral Services Management (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes SIF50108 - Diploma of Mortuary 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:
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1 (this release) 21/Jun/2013

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Units of competency

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BSBFIM501A - Manage budgets and financial plansManage budgets and financial plansElective
BSBREL401A - Establish networksEstablish networksElective
SIFXADQ003 - Monitor contracted services and suppliesMonitor contracted services and suppliesCore
BSBMGT502B - Manage people performanceManage people performanceElective
BSBMGT402A - Implement operational planImplement operational planElective
SIFXMGT004 - Support people dealing with grief and traumaSupport people dealing with grief and traumaCore
BSBMGT403A - Implement continuous improvementImplement continuous improvementElective
BSBCOM501B - Identify and interpret compliance requirementsIdentify and interpret compliance requirementsCore
BSBINM501A - Manage an information or knowledge management systemManage an information or knowledge management systemElective
BSBCUS501C - Manage quality customer serviceManage quality customer serviceElective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 451311 Funeral Director 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3399-29 Funeral Director 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1103 Personal Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Funeral Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Mortuary Manager,Funeral Director 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 451311 Funeral Director 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 421 Diploma 21/Jun/2013 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use sound knowledge of industry operations and a broad range of specialised managerial skills to coordinate funeral services operations within a funeral home organisation, mortuary or cemetery and crematoria.

Individuals performing this role work autonomously, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions in known and changing environments. Individuals in this role require sound knowledge and application in supporting people dealing with loss and grief.

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

Packaging Rules

12 units must be completed:

  • 5 core units
  • 7 elective units consisting of:
  • a minimum of 3 elective units from the elective units listed below
  • a maximum of 4 elective units, first packaged at AQF level 4, 5 or 6, 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 


Identify and interpret compliance requirements


Monitor contracted services and supplies


Support people dealing with grief and trauma


Lead and manage people


Provide a safe work environment

Elective units 

Customer Service 


Manage quality customer service

Financial Management 


Manage budgets and financial plans

Information Management 


Manage an information knowledge or management system



Develop a workplace learning environment



Implement operational plan


Implement continuous improvement


Manage people performance

Relationship Management 


Establish networks



Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification.


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