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Jodie Hope
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Jodie Hope Earns NZ Diploma and Top Overall Student

Hope and Sons Ltd —

Jodie completed her NZ Diploma in Embalming in 2016. She graduated from Weltec on Saturday May 6, 2017 in Wellington. 

Jodie Hope received her NZ Diploma in Embalming on Saturday 6th of May 2017. Gary Wybrow (Funeral Director and NZEA President), Robyn Thomson (Embalmer), and Johanna Kinvig (Funeral Director) attended Jodie's graduation ceremony where Jodie also received the Top Overall - Supreme Award.

Jodie's parents, Michael and Jannette Hope along with the rest of the Hope and Sons team are very proud of Jodie's efforts and achievements!

NZ Diploma in Embalming

The programme places an emphasis on the theory and practice of embalming and the art of restoring the human body to its usual appearance. Along with the study of embalming, students complete modules in specialist subjects including anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology and chemistry. 

Programme structure

The programme is delivered over a 34 week period including block courses and clinical placement modules. Each student is required to nominate an approved, qualified supervisor, who is appointed to guide and assist his learning throughout the clinical placement periods. 

Nature of the programme

Students attend the modules at WelTec in Wellington and between modules are required to undertake specific supervised learning experiences at their place of employment.

A final clinical module provides opportunity for reflective practice.

Each student must have a qualified supervisor during the clinical experience modules. The supervisor must be an experienced, suitably qualified Embalmer who is able to evaluate and assist the student during practical experiences.