Certificate IV in Funeral Services

SIF40113

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $3950

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Average Course Duration: 6 Months

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Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of specialised activities and functions in relation to a funeral home, cemetery or crematorium.

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

These individuals, depending on their 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.
  • No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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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 IV).

    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 IV).

    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 IV).

    Jobs

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

    Community and Personal Service Workers

    34.7%

    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Technicians and Trades Workers

    31.2%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Managers

    10.9%

    Managers

    Industries

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

    Accommodation and Food Services

    57.8%

    Accommodation and Food Services
    Other Services

    9%

    Other Services
    Retail Trade

    6.1%

    Retail Trade

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

    Financial Assistance

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    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     


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    Subsidised Training

    The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.


    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Funeral Services Career Pathway

    Certificate IV in Funeral Services is in the Food, Hospitality and Personal Services Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Funeral Services.


    Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

     


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