New Zealand Diploma in Funeral Directing (Level 5)

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This programme is delivered fully online. Watch our video to see what online study with Open Polytechnic is like.

The online New Zealand Diploma in Funeral Directing (Level 5) allows you to maintain professional standards for the funeral services industry. This programme will provide individuals who are employed as a funeral director in the funeral services industry, a credential that will support their employment opportunities.

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    Level
    5
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    Credits
    120
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    Study type Trimester
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    Cost
    $5,203 NZ Domestic

    Not including any course materials or external exam fees.

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    Student loan

Graduates of this qualification will be able to: 

  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner, applying the code of industry conduct to funeral directing services
  • Communicate funeral service options, and work with bereaved families and whānau to provide an optimal outcome for the funeral service
  • Communicate with stakeholders throughout the process of providing funeral directing services
  • Integrate the history and philosophy of funeral directing into processes
  • Identify bereaved families’ needs, wishes and cultural expectations for funeral activities
  • Coordinate funeral activities within the legal and ethical requirements of funeral directing
  • Work safely, managing the health and safety of themselves, others and the environment within the funeral directing industry.

Career opportunities  

Graduates will have the capacity to be employed as qualified funeral directors.

  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    120
  •  
    Study type Trimester
  •  
    Cost
    $5,203 NZ Domestic

    Not including any course materials or external exam fees.

  •  
    Student loan