Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices – MSS50316
The MSS50316 Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices specifies the competencies required by managers, technical specialists or those in similar job roles that are responsible for the planning and implementation of competitive systems and practices in an organisation.
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required by a manager or technical specialist to determine and supervise the strategy for implementing competitive systems and practices in an organisation and the organisation’s value chain.
This qualification provides the skills needed to improve efficiency in an organisation 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.
The skills in this qualification are often known in industry under a variety of titles many of which relate to manufacturing which is the origin of many competitive systems and practices. The most common term is lean manufacturing. However, other names for some of the system skills and techniques include agile manufacturing, lean operations, six sigma and lean six sigma.
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.
The qualification assumes that a learner has current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained and a managerial or technician level of responsibility exists. The qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.
Course Mode of Training
Vative Academy’s Diploma of 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.
As the leaders and mentors of the participating group(s), Diploma level students are responsible in scoping business improvement projects with the notion of inspiring and engaging the group to think Lean as part of an overall change management strategy. Upon demonstrating competence in a Diploma level qualification, participants will also have the opportunity in gaining an international “Lean Practitioner” certification through our LSSSP (Lean Six Sigma Society of Professionals) partners. Participants will gain deepening skills of what Lean Six Sigma principles have on offer. Diploma level participants will achieve an understanding in implementing and practising the following Lean Six Sigma concepts:
Root Cause Analysis
Value Stream Mapping
5 Why/Fishbone Diagrams
Upon completion, Diploma participants may upskill to an Advanced Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices by leading and planning a further two Lean Six Sigma projects within their organisation.
To be awarded Vative Academy’s Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices (MSS50316), students must demonstrate competency with a minimum successful outcome of twenty units plus two additional units. Students will work towards achieving tangible outcomes through a series of workplace based activities and assessments in line with planning and implementing group projects aimed to have a significant positive impact on the business and their day-today work processes.
Develop competitive systems and practices for an organisation
Facilitate holistic culture improvement in an organisation
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Map an operational process
Analyse and map a value stream
Undertake value analysis of product or process costs in terms of customer requirements
Use structured problem solving tools
Apply competitive systems and practices
Ensure process improvements are sustained
Undertake root cause analysis
Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices
Review competitive systems and practices
Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
Lead team culture improvement
Improve Cost Factors in work practices
Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S
Facilitate breakthrough improvements
Develop business plans in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
Manage competitive systems and practices responding to individual and unique customer orders
Manage 5S system in an organisation
Develop a Just in Time system
Implement improvement systems in an organisation
Use DMAIC techniques
Facilitate continuous improvement through the use of standardised procedures and practices
Optimise cost of a product or service