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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Co-ordinate and monitor funeral ceremonies 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14160  Co-ordinate and monitor funeral ceremonies 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Funeral Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Personal Care 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard forms part of the Qualification, National Certificate in Funeral Services Practice and is registered at Level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework. Learners working towards this standard will be learning towards the full qualification, or will be involved in or working within a funeral services environment, specialising in Embalming, Marketing and Merchandising or Disaster Management, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to each individual and the Funeral Industry as a whole.

  • The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Allocating resources for funeral ceremonies
  • Monitoring funeral ceremonies according to organisational procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification, will have demonstrated competency in
  • Numeracy at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • English, verbal and written communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Range statements which are applicable to the unit standard titles, specific outcomes and assessment criteria are found beneath the applicable assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Allocate resources for funeral ceremonies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Human resources, logistics and capital required are identified and authorised for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Funeral ceremonies are planned and specify agreed outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Funeral ceremonies include burial, cremation, sea burial, repatriation, exhumation, memorial services and disposition of cremated remains.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Approval of funeral plan is obtained from stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Human resources are given authorisation to perform and are provided with required resources and instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor funeral ceremonies according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Funeral ceremonies are observed and evaluated against standards and instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Observation and evaluation will include the expectations of stakeholders, organisational policies and procedures and applicable legislation
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Deviations from prescribed standards, instructions are identified, recorded and remedial actions implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Lessons learned are recorded and utilised as learning experiences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Weaknesses in funeral ceremonies are identified and suggestions for their improvements given to appropriate individuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Funeral report and documentation is checked to ensure they are complete, concise, accurate and in the required format. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers offering learning towards this standard will be accredited and assessors registered by the relevant Education Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA). 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A broad understanding of organisational procedures and processes for conducting funeral ceremonies
  • A basic understanding of types and availability of resources required for a funeral ceremony
  • A general understanding of required documentation and reports required for a funeral ceremony
  • A basic understanding of assessment and problem solving methods and techniques
  • A broad understanding of culture and religious beliefs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the co-ordination and monitoring of the funeral ceremony. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others throughout the process of the funeral ceremony. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information to ensure the correct allocation of resources and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all stakeholders involved in the funeral ceremony. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when co-ordinating and monitoring funeral ceremonies. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  21789   National Diploma: Funeral Services Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.