QUALIFICATIONS

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NZ DIPLOMA IN FUNERAL DIRECTING Level 5

Gain in-depth knowledge of the procedures to successfully arrange, deliver and direct a funeral, as well as the administrative tasks. Present assignments on funerals you have arranged and directed. Graduates are recognised by industry associations FDANZ (Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand) and NZIFH (New Zealand Independent Funeral Homes).

 

Students undertake the modules online on the Open Polytechnic platform, supplemented by supervised learning experiences in the workplace, supported by approved, qualified funeral directors who will guide and assist them.

 

Students must be working in the funeral sector, have at least one year's experience in the funeral industry, nominate an approved clinical supervisor and provide evidence of suitability based on interview.

There are no academic entry requirements for this programme, however, applicants must demonstrate that they have a reasonable likelihood of success.

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NZ DIPLOMA IN EMBALMING Level 5

Focus on the theory and practice of embalming and the art of restoring the human body to its usual appearance. Graduates are recognised by industry associations and can gain full membership to the NZEA (New Zealand Embalmers Association).


Students undertake the modules online, supplemented by clinical placements and supervised learning experiences in the workplace. Each student is required to nominate an approved, qualified embalmer who will guide and assist them throughout the clinical experience periods.


Students must be working in an embalming role, have at least one year's experience in the embalming industry, nominate an approved clinical supervisor and provide evidence of suitability based on interview.

There are no minimum academic entry requirements for this programme, however, applicants must demonstrate that they have a reasonable likelihood of success.  It is recommended that students have achieved NCEA Level 2 or have the equivalent knowledge and skills. 

It is also recommended that you hold a first aid certificate and have current vaccinations as determined by the funeral services industry.