Maintain a mortuary service

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 HLTMT303C, 'Maintain a mortuary service'.
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



1. Receive bodies at mortuary

1.1 Undertake thorough and complete checking processes to ensure identification and confirmation with records

1.2 Transfer from trolley according to organisation policy and procedures

1.3 Process documentation and registration in accordance with legal requirements and established procedures

1.4 Store body in accordance with organisation policy and procedures

1.5 Follow infection control policy and procedures strictly

2. Prepare bodies for viewing

2.1 Select and prepare equipment and materials

2.2 Use personal protective equipment

2.3 Prepare and present body is in accordance with organisation policy and procedures

2.4 Treat body with respect and, where practicable, in accordance with cultural requirements

2.5 Maintain correct lines of communication with key personnel

2.6 Show empathy to bereaved family and friends

2.7 Store body in refrigeration cabinets in accordance with organisation policy and procedures

3. Maintain the mortuary environment

3.1 Clean the mortuary environment according to organisation policy and procedures

3.2 Dispose of waste according to organisation policy and procedures and taking into account opportunities to address waste minimisation, environmental responsibility and sustainable practice issues

3.3 Maintain inventory of linen, consumables and stock and replenish in accordance with organisation policy and procedures

4. Release bodies to Funeral Director/Conveyor

4.1 Liaise with key internal and external personnel

4.2 Undertake thorough and complete checking processes to ensure identification and confirmation with records

4.3 Process documentation in accordance with established procedures

5. Follow security requirements

5.1 Handle and safeguard evidence or potential evidence

5.2 Follow security procedures

5.3 Liaise with internal and external personnel as required

5.4 Maintain visitor register as required and checked to ensure accuracy

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTMT303C appears in the following qualifications:

  • HLT32507 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
  • HLT32007 - Certificate III in Mortuary Theatre Practice
  • HLT41607 - Certificate IV in Mortuary Theatre Practice