Funeral Services WelTec delivers New Zealand’s funeral service training. Our programmes cover the essential theory and technical skills for embalming and funeral directing. Professionalism to suit Our funeral services programmes will allow you to learn our industry’s guiding principles and relevant technical skills. It will enable you to provide a professional standard of practice to your clients.
Training that’s in touch Our close links with industry ensure your learning is relevant to the real working environment. WelTec’s funeral programmes are regularly reviewed by industry, to ensure you get the right set of skills you need to take your career to the next level.
NZQA qualification By studying with WelTec, you will gain a NZQA qualification that is recognised nationwide.
New Zealand Diploma in Funeral Directing
New Zealand Diploma in Embalming
Start: Block one: 11 April - 22 April 2016 Block two: 18 July - 29 July 2016 Block three: 31 October - 11 November 2016 Length: 34 weeks Level 5 Campus: Wellington
Start: Block one: 29 February - 8 April 2016 Block two: 12 September - 18 October 2016 Length: 34 weeks Level 5 Campus: Wellington
Entry criteria: Working in the funeral directing sector, one year’s experience required. Access to an approved clinical supervisor
Gain an indepth knowledge of the procedures to successfully arrange, deliver and direct a funeral, as well as the administrative tasks. Due to the sensitive nature of the industry, an emphasis is placed on behavioural science. This includes the psychological, social and cultural behaviour related to death and dying and the interpersonal skills required when dealing with the bereaved.
Entry criteria: Working in the funeral directing sector, one year’s experience required. Access to an approved clinical supervisor.
Focus on the theory and practice of embalming and the art of restoring the human body to its usual appearance. Students will also complete modules in specialist subjects including anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology and chemistry.
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