Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices – MSS40316

Course Overview

The MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices specifies the competencies required by team leaders or those in similar job roles that are responsible for the implementation of competitive systems and practices in the work of a team or in a work area.

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required by a team leader or other person to implement competitive systems and practices in the work of a team or work group, or by a specialist in competitive systems and practices.

This qualification provides the skills needed to improve efficiency in a team or work area as well as in a person’s own work role through the implementation of competitive systems and practices. It complements but does not duplicate qualifications supplying operational, production, maintenance, logistics or other technical skills to industry. Where these skills are required appropriate qualifications from other Training Packages should be considered.

Entry Requirements

This qualification has no formal entry requirement. However, it should be noted that this qualification is not intended to supply operational or technical skills that are used in conjunction with competitive systems and practices skills.

This qualification assumes that a learner has current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained and a supervisory, facilitation or similar level of responsibility exists. The qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.

Course Mode of Training

Vative Academy’s Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices is only available through a workplace-based training delivery and may also be delivered through means of a Traineeship. All training and assessment is conducted on-the-job over a face-to-face delivery method.

Course Outcome

Lead and mentored by group members undertaking a Diploma level qualification, students will assist in scoping business improvement projects and utilising a team of Certificate III participants in implementing change and inspiring a Lean culture within the workplace. Certificate IV level participants will develop an understanding of applying a continuous improvement strategy to achieve operational excellence through Lean Six Sigma. Participants will gain intermediate skills of what Lean Six Sigma principles have on offer. Certificate III level participants will achieve an understanding of the following Lean Six Sigma concepts:

  • The 8 Wastes
  • Kaizen/Process Improvement
  • Visual Management
  • Standardisation
  • Team Work
  • Problem Solving Tools and Techniques
  • Six-Sigma (Introduction)
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Waste Reduction
  • 5S
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • DMAIC
  • 5 Why/Fishbone Diagrams

Course Progression

Upon completion, Certificate IV participants who fast develop the natural ability in building an internal continuous improvement capability that will foster benefits in the long run may be upskilled to a Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices and step up to the challenge of leading and planning Lean Six Sigma projects within their organisation.

Course Outline

To be awarded Vative Academy’s Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices (MSS40316), students must demonstrate competency with a minimum successful outcome of twelve units plus one additional unit. Students will work towards achieving tangible outcomes through a series of workplace based activities and assessments in line with implementing group projects aimed to have a significant positive impact on the business and their day-today work processes.

Core Units:

  • MSS403001
    Review competitive systems and practices
  • MSS403010
    Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
  • MSMENV472
    Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units:

  • MSS403033
    Map an operational process
  • MSMSUP390
    Use structured problem solving tools
  • MSS403002
    Ensure process improvements are sustained
  • MSS403040
    Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S
  • MSS402080
    Undertake root cause analysis
  • MSS405040
    Manage 5S system in an organisation
  • MSMWHS200
    Work Safely
  • MSS403011
    Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices
  • MSS403041
    Facilitate breakthrough improvements
  • MSS403030
    Improve Cost Factors in work practices