Funeral Service Training Committee
In 1981 the VTC formally established the Funeral Service Training Committee (FSTC) to oversee training and development in the industry. The structure of the Committee was: Area of activity - on and off-job training of all personnel involved in Funeral Directing and Embalming The occupations involved would be:
NZSOC 5920 * Undertaker and Embalmer
Others involved in Funeral Directing Companies particularly clerical staff.
Membership - the Funeral Service Training Committee consisted of:
One member appointed by the Vocational Training Council
One member appointed by the Department of Education
Two members appointed by the Funeral Directors Association of NZ Inc.
Two members appointed by the New Zealand Embalmers Association Inc.
All appointed members held office for a term of three calendar years, and were able to remain in office until their successor is appointed, and was eligible for reappointment Finance- the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand and the New Zealand Embalmers Association guaranteed to jointly meet the non-government financial responsibilities of the Committee on the basis of an annual budget Rules - detailed rules following the normal VTC pattern were drafted for approval by the Committee at its first meeting. New Zealand Standard Occupational Classification Number 5920.