Cremate coffins and caskets

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 SIFCBCR004, 'Cremate coffins and caskets'.
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 describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Prepare to cremate.

1.1 Determine work requirements including client requests, time and location of cremation, transport and staffing needs.

1.2 Identify and use personal protective equipment.

1.3 Conduct pre-operational checks to identify defects or damage.

1.4 Report defects or damage to manager.

1.5 Start up and stabilise cremator according to manufacturer guidelines.

2. Prepare to operate cremator.

2.1 Transfer coffin or casket onto trolley.

2.2 Check relevant documentation for accuracy.

2.3 Remove, store or dispose of nameplate.

2.4 Transfer coffin or casket from trolley and place correctly onto charger.

2.5 Place coffin or casket into the cremation chamber.

3. Operate cremator.

3.1 Select cremation cycle and run according to manufacturer guidelines.

3.2 Maintain cremator at optimum operating condition according to manufacturer guidelines.

3.3 Identify critical equipment and processes and monitor cremator performance.

3.4 Tune cremator according to manufacturer guidelines or report faults to appropriate personnel.

4. Complete cremations.

4.1 Inspect deceased person’s remains at conclusion of cremation cycle and take corrective action.

4.2 Clean primary hearth after deceased person’s remains are fully cremated.

4.3 Place cremated remains in cooling tray.

4.4 Store cleaning equipment after use.

4.5 Process, package, label and shelve cremated remains.

4.6 Record and document shelving details.

5. Shut down cremator.

5.1 Identify and apply shutdown procedures according to manufacturer guidelines.

5.2 Reset trips and alarm after shutdown.

6. Maintain cremator.

6.1 Inspect cremator according to manufacturer guidelines.

6.2 Follow operational maintenance procedures for cremator according to manufacturer guidelines.

6.3 Report and document maintenance work.