Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance

SIF30208

Course Overview

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Description

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.

Job roles

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.

Possible job titles include:

  • gravedigger
  • grounds maintenance worker.
  • Prerequisite requirements

    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.

    Student Outcomes

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate III).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate III).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate III).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field (Certificate III) are most often employed as:

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    37.8%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Labourers

    29.2%

    Labourers
    Machinery Operators and Drivers

    10.4%

    Machinery Operators and Drivers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field (Certificate III) are most often employed in:

    Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

    23.0%

    Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
    Administrative and Support Services

    19.4%

    Administrative and Support Services
    Construction

    16.9%

    Construction

    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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