Plan, present and evaluate funeral and memorial ceremonies

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCCEL008, 'Plan, present and evaluate funeral and memorial ceremonies'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Plan funeral and memorial ceremonies

1.1 Accept referrals for funerals and memorials according to professional boundaries and protocols

1.2 Identify and confirm practical ceremony arrangements, requirements and limitations through liaison with funeral services and other personnel

1.3 Provide accurate and current information to clients about ceremony options

1.4 Use communication that acknowledges and respects client loss and grief issues

2. Develop personalised funeral and memorial ceremony content

2.1 Gather information about the deceased in a sensitive manner as a basis for ceremony content

2.2 Identify key loss and grief related issues required for input of the celebrant at various points in the ceremony.

2.3 Reflect on and use information provided about the deceased to develop ceremonial elements

2.4 Develop eulogy or integrate life story into ceremony based on client wishes and information

2.5 Refine and finalise content in consultation with client

2.6 Identify and organise required resources

3. Present funeral and memorial ceremonies

3.1 Liaise with other service providers at the ceremony to support smooth running of ceremony

3.2 Facilitate and lead the orderly progression of the ceremony according to the ceremony design and provide clear directions as required

3.3 Present the ceremony as agreed using presentation techniques suited to the nature of the occasion

3.4 Include ceremony participants according to agreed ceremony arrangements

4. Evaluate funeral/memorial ceremonies

4.1 Seek feedback from clients at an appropriate time about services provided

4.2 Reflect on own performance and services and identify areas of strength and potential improvement

4.3 Document evaluation outcomes and use to enhance future practice