Certificate II in Funeral Operations

SIF20108

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Description

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in assisting funeral directors to conduct funerals or to undertake mortuary assistant duties, depending on the qualification stream chosen. All qualification outcomes require knowledge and application of funeral services industry protocols when dealing with the bereaved. Work would be undertaken in a funeral home or mortuary.

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

This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

Job roles

Graduates with this qualification who undertake the specialist funeral stream could work in funeral homes assisting the funeral director in transferring deceased remains; preparing, driving and maintaining funeral vehicles; and assisting in the conduct of funerals.

Graduates with this qualification who undertake the specialist mortuary administration stream could work in a funeral home mortuary providing administration and operational support, which may include contact with deceased remains.

Possible job titles include:

  • funeral director's assistant
  • mortuary assistant
  • funeral escort or driver.
  • Prerequisite requirements

    There are no prerequisites for entry to this qualification or units within this qualification with prerequisites.

    Student Outcomes

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Food, Hospitality and Personal Services field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate II).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Food, Hospitality and Personal Services field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate II).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Food, Hospitality and Personal Services field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate II).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Food, Hospitality and Personal Services field (Certificate II) are most often employed as:

    Community and Personal Service Workers

    26.4%

    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Labourers

    24.5%

    Labourers
    Sales Workers

    23.2%

    Sales Workers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Food, Hospitality and Personal Services field (Certificate II) are most often employed in:

    Accommodation and Food Services

    48.9%

    Accommodation and Food Services
    Retail Trade

    18.9%

    Retail Trade
    Manufacturing

    7.5%

    Manufacturing

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

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    Subsidised Training

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    Unfortunately, no subsidies are currently available for this course.

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    Australian Apprenticeships


    Australian Apprenticeships (also known as apprenticeships and traineeships) combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

    Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship.


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