Coordinate funeral operations

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 SIFFNL008B, 'Coordinate funeral operations'.
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




Coordinate and schedule funeral services.


Liaise with funeral staff to identify funeral requests and requirements and check relevant documentation.


Identify resourcing requirements for individual funeral operations.


Identify availability of resources by checking schedules and consulting with relevant personnel.


Develop funeral schedules to accommodate funeral requirements and resource availability.


Address any scheduling difficulties that may arise.


Consult funeral arrangement staff to confirm funeral schedules according to workplace policies and procedures.


Coordinate funeral staffing requirements.


Schedule and roster staff according to funeral schedules, staff availability and logistical practicalities.


Inform staff members of rosters and schedules according to workplace policies and procedures.


Address scheduling or availability difficulties identified by staff.


Liaise with staff to identify specific operational resource requirements.


Develop contingency plans to allow for unforeseen staffing issues and implement as required.


Coordinate funeral vehicle and equipment requirements.


Schedule vehicles and equipment for use according to funeral requirements, availability and logistical practicalities.


Inform staff members of vehicle and equipment schedules according to workplace policies and procedures.


Oversee vehicle and equipment preparation according to workplace policies and procedures.


Develop contingency plans to allow for unforeseen vehicle and equipment issues and implement as required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIFFNL008B appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIF40108 - Certificate IV in Funeral Services