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Today's Qualifications in Funeral Services
Entry Requirements
Training Hour Credits
Training Hour Credits Recently Approved for Upcoming Seminars
Introduction to Funeral Services Short Course





Today's Qualifications in Funeral Services
Training and education to achieve Funeral Service Industry qualifications is normally through full-time employment in the industry, combined with formal study. Formal training programmes are provided by Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec).

There are currently two level five diploma qualifications registered on the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) framework for Funeral Services, they are:




Entry Requirements

The nature of the work in Fuenral Directing and Embalming means that the people employed in this field require a degree of maturity and must be certain that this career is for them. For this reason students must normally be at least 20 years of age before commencing the formal training programme.

Intending students must be employees of funeral/embalming companies and have at least one year's relevant employment in the industry before commencing the formal training programme. Normally for the National Diploma in Embalming, this will mean that they have had at least one year relevant experience in the practice of embalming.

There are no minimum adademic entry requirements for either programme, but the applicants must demonstrate that they have a reasonable likelihood of success. This will be ascertained during the period of employment prior to enrolment on the formal training programme.

The WelTec courses available are:

Click on the this link for further information on WelTec funeral services courses:





Training Hour Credits

Qualified Funeral Directors and Embalmers can apply for Training Hour Credits for additional training about to be undertaken or attendance at seminars relevant to their Practicing Certificate (note: THC cannot be applied for restrospectively).

Application for FSTT Approval of Seminar in Word or PDF can be viewed and printed by clicking on the following links:

FSTT Approval of Seminar (word)
FSTT Approval of Seminar (pdf)