18 units must be completed:

6 core units

12 elective units consisting of:

a minimum of 6 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed below

a maximum of 6 elective units, first packaged at AQF level 2, 3 or 4, may be selected from elsewhere in SIF Funeral Services Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course. Refer to the AQF packaging of Funeral Services units in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

In all cases, selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).

Core units

add topic SIFCWHS001

Identify hazards and assess risks in a cemetery or crematorium

add topic SIFCWHS002

Work in confined spaces

add topic SIFXCSS001

Provide service to clients

add topic SIFXIND002

Work effectively in the funeral services industry

add topic SIFXIND003

Deal with grief responses

add topic SIFXWHS001

Follow work health and safety procedures

Elective units

Administration and Quality

add topic SIFXADQ001

Control and order goods

Building and Grounds Maintenance

add topic AHCIRG305A

Operate pressurised irrigation systems

add topic AHCLSC203A

Install aggregate paths

add topic AHCLSC303A

Construct brick and/or block structures and features

add topic AHCLSC308A

Install metal structures and features

add topic AHCPGD201A

Plant trees and shrubs

add topic AHCPGD203A

Prune shrubs and small trees

add topic AHCPMG202A

Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

add topic SIFCBGM001

Provide general grounds care

add topic SIFCBGM002

Maintain property and structures

add topic SIFCBGM003

Clean and maintain public conveniences and amenities

add topic SIFCBGM004

Install basic masonry structures

add topic SIFCBGM005

Place and finish concrete for cemetery or crematorium structures

add topic SIFCBGM006

Construct signs

Burial and Cremation Operations

add topic SIFCBCR002

Backfill and make good graves

add topic SIFCBCR003

Dig graves manually

add topic SIFCBCR005

Memorialise cremated remains

add topic SIFCBCR006

Prepare for gravedigging

add topic SIFCBCR007

Dig graves using machinery

add topic SIFCBCR008

Consolidate collapsed graves

add topic SIFCBCR009

Remove ledgers and concrete lids

add topic SIFCBCR010

Exhume burial sites

add topic SIFCBCR011

Manufacture vault lids

add topic SIFCBCR012

Install burial vaults

add topic SIFCBCR013

Prepare vaults or crypts for burials

add topic SIFCBCR014

Reinstate vaults or crypts

add topic SIFCBCR015

Operate a backhoe, front-end loader or excavator

Funeral Operations

add topic SIFFFNL003

Transfer coffins and caskets


add topic BSBSUS201

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


add topic ICTICT211

Identify and use basic current industry-specific technologies


add topic AHCMOM205A

Operate vehicles

add topic SIFXVHC002

Inspect and maintain vehicles and equipment

Work Health and Safety

add topic HLTAID003

Provide first aid