Diploma of Mortuary Management
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of management activities requiring planning, implementing and monitoring mortuary practices and procedures. This qualification requires knowledge and application of funeral services industry protocols when dealing with the deceased. Work would be undertaken in a mortuary.
This qualification is designed to reflect the role of employees who work autonomously and manage the work of others. It involves the use of a broad knowledge base incorporating theoretical concepts and requires the identification, analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources.
This qualification is not suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.
Graduates with this qualification could work in a funeral home mortuary overseeing all aspects of the operation of the mortuary, including developing, monitoring and evaluating mortuary OHS practices.
Possible job title includes:
Those wishing to gain entry into the Diploma of Mortuary Management will be recognised as competent, through a recognised training program or recognition process, in the following units of competency:
Work effectively in the funeral services industry
Deal with grief and trauma
Encoffin the deceased person
Determine body preparation requirements
Cleanse and disinfect deceased bodies
Set facial features
Restore minor body damage
Restore head damage on autopsied cases
Restore and set eyes after eye donation
Dress bodies and apply cosmetics
Supervise mortuary operations
Determine embalming requirements
Treat the arterial system
Treat abdominal and thoracic cavities
Treat tissue gas
Follow infection and contamination control procedures
Follow mortuary OHS procedures