14 units must be completed:

4 core units

10 elective units consisting of:

1 unit from Group A: Work Health and Safety

a minimum of 5 elective units must be selected from the General elective units listed below

a maximum of 4 elective units, first packaged at AQF level 3 or 4, may be selected 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 SIFXCSS001

Provide service to clients

add topic SIFXIND002

Work effectively in the funeral services industry

add topic SIFXIND003

Deal with grief responses

add topic SIFXWHS002

Follow infection and contamination control procedures

Elective units

Group A: Work Health and Safety

add topic SIFEWHS001

Follow mortuary work health and safety procedures

add topic SIFXWHS001

Follow work health and safety procedures

General elective units

Administration and Quality

add topic SIFXADQ001

Control and order goods

add topic SIFXADQ002

Conduct internal quality audits

add topic BSBFIA301

Maintain financial records

add topic BSBRKG304

Maintain business records

add topic BSBWOR204

Use business technology

Burials and Cremations

add topic SIFCBCR010

Exhume burial sites

Cemetery and Crematoria Administration and Coordination

add topic SIFCCAC005

Coordinate chapel operations

Client Service and Sales

add topic SIFXCSS002

Advise on funeral and burial products and services

add topic SIFXCSS003

Advise on pre-need funeral and burial products and services

add topic SIFXCSS004

Coordinate interaction with clients

Funeral Operations

add topic SIFFFNL003

Transfer coffins and caskets

add topic SIFFFNL004

Arrange and oversee viewings

add topic SIFFFNL005

Arrange funerals

add topic SIFFFNL006

Arrange intrastate and interstate repatriations

add topic SIFFFNL007

Arrange international repatriations


add topic SIFXIND004

Participate in industry networks

Management and Leadership

add topic SIFXMGT001

Coordinate teams

add topic SIFXMGT002

Coordinate staff

Marketing and Public Relations

add topic SIFXMPR001

Implement marketing and promotional activities

add topic SIFXMPR002

Make presentation to community groups

add topic SITXMPR401

Coordinate production of brochures and marketing material

Mortuary Work and Embalming

add topic SIFEMWK001

Encoffin deceased persons

add topic SIFEMWK002

Clean and sterilise mortuary items and equipment

add topic SIFEMWK003

Determine body preparation requirements

add topic SIFEMWK004

Coordinate mortuary operations

add topic SIFEMWK005

Cleanse and disinfect deceased persons

add topic SIFEMWK006

Set facial features

add topic SIFEMWK007

Treat abdominal and thoracic cavities

add topic SIFEMWK008

Dress the deceased and apply cosmetics


add topic BSBSUS201

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Training and Education

add topic TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

Work Health and Safety

add topic SIFCWHS001

Identify hazards and assess risks in a cemetery or crematorium

add topic SIFCWHS002

Work in confined spaces

add topic SIFXWHS003

Implement and monitor work health and safety procedures

add topic SISXEMR201A

Respond to emergency situations