New Zealand Diploma in Funeral Directing

Gain in-depth knowledge of the procedures to successfully arrange, deliver and direct a funeral, as well as the administrative tasks. One-year programme. Do block courses at WelTec and clinical experience at your workplace.

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 you
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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 funeral director.

Block course dates 2017

Block one: 3 April 2017 – 13 April 2017 (14 April is Good Friday)

Block two: 24 July 2017 – 4 August 2017

Block three: 30 October 2017 – 10 November 2017

Programme overview

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.

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Entry criteria

Under 20

Must be working in the funeral sector with one year's experience in the funeral industry. Nominate an approved clinical supervisor.

There are no academic entry requirements for this programme, however, applicants must demonstrate that they have a reasonable likelihood of success.

20+

Must be working in the funeral sector with one year's experience in the funeral industry. Nominate an approved clinical supervisor.

There are no academic entry requirements for this programme, however, applicants must demonstrate that they have a reasonable likelihood of success.

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 Funeral Directing (Level 5)
Programme code:
NZ1942
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It doesn’t matter if you’re stuck on a concept or even if you think you’re doing well, it’s always good to get another perspective.
Mervyn
Mervyn, Learning Advisor