Conduct a funeral

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 SIFFNL007A, 'Conduct a funeral'.
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




Prepare to conduct funeral.


Liaise with family members to identify funeral service requirements according to workplace policies and procedures.


Review funeral service requirements and documentation and liaise with appropriate personnel to confirm arrangements.


Identify and arrange availability of required resources and equipment according to workplace policies and procedures.


Identify and arrange availability of required vehicles and check for serviceability, safety and presentation.


Identify and arrange staffing requirements according to funeral service requirements and workplace policies and procedures.


Liaise with lead driver to confirm funeral procedures.


Identify contingency procedures and inform appropriate personnel.


Verify identity of deceased according to workplace policies and procedures.


Coordinate funeral.


Communicate with family members, mourners and colleagues according to workplace policies and procedures.


Monitor operation of equipment and take corrective action where required to minimise disruption to proceedings.


Oversee and coordinate movement of coffin or casket according to funeral service requirements, workplace policies and procedures, and relevant legislation.


Coordinate movement of family members and mourners according to funeral service requirements and workplace policies and procedures.


Lead funeral procession on foot.


Assemble funeral procession.


Commence procession according to predetermined signals from relevant personnel, traffic flow and safety considerations.


Maintain pace of funeral procession according to funeral procedures and workplace policies and procedures.


Enter funeral vehicle according to funeral procedures and workplace policies and procedures.


Review conduct of funeral.


Review and complete funeral documentation as required.


Reflect on the conduct of funeral and note areas for improvement.


Advise appropriate personnel of outcomes and make recommendations where required according to workplace policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIFFNL007A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIF40108 - Certificate IV in Funeral Services
  • SIF30308 - Certificate III in Funeral Operations