SIF40113 – Certificate IV in Funeral Services

This Certificate IV program is designed to equip candidates with the skills and knowledge required to perform a broad range of specialised activities and functions in relation to a funeral home, cemetery or crematorium.

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

These candidates, depending on 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.

The qualification packaging rules require the successful completion of 14 units of competency to gain this nationally recognised Qualification (5 Core + 9 Electives)

Program Snapshot

Program Code: SIF40013

Duration: Varies dependent on location - Maximum of 12 months

Location: Adelaide and other major city locations - Blended Face to Face and Distance

Part time study available: Yes

Fees: Dependent on location contact NHAA for further details

Prerequisites: No specific requirements bur refer to the Course Pre- Requisite Section

Assumed Knowledge: None

Program Code: SIF40113

Duration: Varies dependent on location but a maximum of 12 months is allowed for the completion of this course

Location: Adelaide and all other major city locations – Face to Face, Blended and Distance

Part time study available: Yes

Fees: Dependent on location contact NHAA for further details

Prerequisites: No specific requirements but prospective students should refer to the Course Pre- Requisite Section page of this course

Assumed Knowledge: None

There are no pre-requisites for this qualification, however students are required to have sufficient literacy, numeracy and computer skills (minimum to year 11). Candidates must be able to maintain appropriate records and documents and be conversant and up to date with appropriate legislation and regulations.

The Certificate IV qualification include both in-class & personal study delivery.

Where distance learning is applicable this will include personal study delivery and trainer tutor interaction.

Assessment for this qualification includes in class assessments (other than in distance learning), assignments, examinations, individual activities (written and verbal) and structured practical activities.

This qualification delivers the following Units of Learning:

14 units of competency are required for award of this qualification:

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 procedure

Elective units

SIFFFNL004 Arrange and oversee viewings
SIFFFNL005 Arrange funerals
SIFFFNL006 Arrange intrastate and interstate repatriations
SIFFFNL008 Coordinate funeral operations
SIFFFNL009 Conduct funerals
SIFFFNL010 Plan and conduct funeral ceremonies
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances

Other Certificate IV or Diploma qualifications.

Certificate IV in Celebrancy CHC41015

Continuing professional Development

Once you have graduated you will be able to operate as a trained and nationally qualified person in the funeral industry.