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QUALIFICATIONS

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).


What you will learn:

  • Students attend the modules at WelTec and between modules are required to undertake specific supervised learning experiences at work

  • Present assignments on funerals you have arranged and directed

  • A final clinical module provides opportunity for reflective practice

  • Each student is required to nominate an approved, qualified funeral director who will guide and assist them


Entry criteria:
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.

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).


What you will learn:

  • The programme is 34 weeks long and made up of block courses and clinical placements

  • Students attend the block courses at WelTec and then do clinical experience in their workplace or elsewhere

  • Each student is required to nominate an approved, qualified embalmer who will guide and assist you throughout the clinical experience periods


Entry criteria:
You 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.

These programmes are currently delivered by WelTec.

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