New Zealand Diploma in Embalming

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.

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.
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Programme structure

Delivered over a 34 week period including block courses and clinical experience modules.

Each participant is required to nominate an approved supervisor, who will be appointed to guide and assist you throughout the clinical experience periods. The supervisor must be an experienced, suitably qualified embalmer.

Block course dates 2017

Block one: 20 February 2017 – 31 March 2017

Block two: 4 September 2017 – 10 October 2017

Practical exams: 11 October 2017 – 14 October 2017

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Entry criteria

Under 20

You must be working in an embalming role with one year's experience in the embalming industry. Nominate an approved clinical supervisor.

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.

20+

You must be working in an embalming role with one year's experience in the embalming industry. Nominate an approved clinical supervisor.

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.

What it will cost

Local

  • Fee: $4,603
  • Course related costs: $186

  • Student services fee: $220

    Your student fee is included in your course fees. It is not billed separately. Amount shown is based on full year study. More details.

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details

International

This programme is not available to international students.

Where will my course be?

The Wellington CBD campus is at 11-17 Church Street, Wellington.

Read more about our Wellington CBD campus.

Ready to enrol?

Local

Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.

International

Contact our international team to check the suitability of this course for international students.

Documents and other details


Offered by:
School of Health and Social Services
Offered by:
Te Hau Tapu me te Puna Oranga
Formal programme title:
New Zealand Diploma in Embalming (Level 5)
Programme code:
NZ1943
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