Drive funeral vehicles

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 SIFTVM001A, 'Drive funeral vehicles'.
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




Plan and prepare for journey.


Liaise with appropriate staff to identify and confirm work requirements.


Place courtesy equipment in vehicle as required.


Identify destination on map or street directory.


Identify most appropriate route and an alternative route according to workplace policies and procedures.


Liaise with relevant authorities and confirm police assistance or escorts for funeral processions when required.


Drive funeral vehicles.


Drive funeral vehicle according to workplace policies and procedures, and relevant legislation.


Refer to map or street directory where required and follow planned route.


Determine and follow funeral cortege positioning, move-off sequence and signalling according to workplace policies and procedures.


Anticipate and avoid road and traffic hazards using defensive driving tactics.


Park and secure funeral vehicle at destination according to relevant legislation and workplace policies and procedures.


Use electronic equipment.


Check equipment according to manufacturer guidelines and workplace policies and procedures.


Identify and confirm backup communication strategies and liaise with relevant personnel regarding operating and coordination procedures.


Use electronic equipment according to workplace policies and procedures, and relevant legislation.


Transmit and receive messages according to workplace policies and procedures.


Implement backup communication strategies according to workplace policies and procedures.


Interact with mourners.


Communicate with mourners according to workplace policies and procedures.


Open and close vehicle doors according to workplace policies and procedures.


Adjust vehicle climate according to client requirements.


Provide courtesy equipment according to client requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIFTVM001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIF20108 - Certificate II in Funeral Operations