22 units must be completed:

19 core units

3 elective units consisting of:

a minimum of 2 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed below

a maximum of 1 elective unit, first packaged at AQF level 3, 4 or 5, 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 SIFEMWK001

Encoffin deceased persons

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 SIFEMWK009

Apply anatomy and physiology principles to embalming

add topic SIFEMWK010

Restore minor body damage

add topic SIFEMWK011

Treat the head and body after autopsies

add topic SIFEMWK012

Restore and set eyes after eye donations

add topic SIFEMWK013

Determine embalming requirements

add topic SIFEMWK014

Perform arterial embalming of natural cases

add topic SIFEMWK015

Perform arterial embalming of autopsied cases

add topic SIFEMWK016

Treat complex ante mortem cases

add topic SIFEMWK017

Treat complex post mortem cases

add topic SIFEMWK018

Supervise mortuary operations

add topic SIFEWHS001

Follow mortuary work health and safety procedures

add topic SIFXIND002

Work effectively in the funeral services industry

add topic SIFXIND003

Deal with grief responses

add topic SIFXWHS004

Implement and monitor infection and contamination control practices

Elective units

Administration and Quality

add topic SIFXADQ001

Control and order goods

add topic SIFXADQ002

Conduct internal quality audits

add topic SIFXADQ003

Monitor contracted services and supplies


add topic SIFXIND004

Participate in industry networks

Management and Leadership

add topic SIFXMGT001

Coordinate teams

add topic SIFXMGT003

Supervise staff

Marketing and Public Relations

add topic SIFXMPR002

Make presentations to community groups

add topic SIFXMPR003

Prepare and conduct tours

add topic SIFXMPR005

Develop marketing strategies and activities

Mortuary Work and Embalming

add topic SIFEMWK004

Coordinate mortuary operations

add topic SIFEMWK019

Design a mortuary

Training and Education

add topic TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

Work Health and Safety

add topic HLTAID003

Provide first aid

add topic SIFEWHS002

Review and develop mortuary work health and safety policies and procedures