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This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of cemetery operations requiring specialised practical skills and knowledge in either gravedigging or grounds and maintenance activities. All qualification outcomes require knowledge and application of funeral services industry protocols when dealing with the bereaved. Work would be undertaken in a cemetery.
This qualification is designed to reflect the role of employees who work relatively autonomously and may coordinate and supervise others. 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.
Graduates with this qualification who undertake the specialist gravedigging stream could work in a cemetery preparing, digging and backfilling graves.
Graduates with this qualification who undertake the specialist grounds maintenance stream could work in a cemetery carrying out grounds and garden care, general maintenance activities and limited construction works.
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There are no prerequisites for entry to this qualification. A number of units within this qualification have prerequisites. In many cases these prerequisite units form part of the core of this qualification.