Qualification details

MSS40312 - Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices (Release 1)

Summary

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1 1 (this release)Current 02/May/2012

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Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to MSA41108 - Certificate IV in Competitive ManufacturingEquivalent outcomes - increased choice of electives and unit require 01/May/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
MSAENV472B - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices N/A
MSAENV672B - Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainabilityDevelop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability N/A
MSAPMOHS200A - Work safelyWork safely N/A
MSAPMSUP390A - Use structured problem solving toolsUse structured problem solving tools N/A
MSS014003A - Optimise sustainability of a process or plant areaOptimise sustainability of a process or plant area N/A
MSS014004A - Develop team strategies for more sustainable use of resourcesDevelop team strategies for more sustainable use of resources N/A
MSS024003A - Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a siteApply an understanding of environmental principles to a site N/A
MSS402080A - Undertake root cause analysisUndertake root cause analysis N/A
MSS403001A - Implement competitive systems and practicesImplement competitive systems and practices N/A
MSS403002A - Ensure process improvements are sustainedEnsure process improvements are sustained N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399000 Miscellaneous Technicians And Trades Workers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 41 Mechanical And Fabrication Engineering Tradespersons 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399000 Miscellaneous Technicians And Trades Workers 07/Aug/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 41 Mechanical And Fabrication Engineering Tradespersons 07/Aug/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 07/Aug/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 02/May/2012 
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Modification History

Initial release

Description

The MSS40312 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. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through a combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies.

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.

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, lean six sigma, and so on.

Job roles/employment outcomes 

Job roles related to this qualification may be in small or large organisations and include individuals who provide a specialist support role in competitive systems and practices for an organisation. The target job roles may be in production or operations, office, maintenance, transport and logistics, and other job roles requiring the skills delivered by completing the qualification.

In addition to the job roles listed above, employment outcomes related to this qualification also include working as a member of a project team implementing competitive systems and practices.

Application 

The primary application of this qualification is where an individual has responsibility for leading and implementing competitive systems and practices in a work area or in the work of a team. The qualification also applies to individuals who act as technical resource personnel for others in the implementation of competitive systems and practices. The emphasis in the qualification is on leading and implementing competitive systems and practices as well as applying the competencies to one’s own work.

This qualification provides competitive systems and practices skills that can be applied in the following organisations and environments:

  • manufacturing enterprises
  • mining and service organisations
  • office environments
  • organisations in a value chain, such as:
  • suppliers
  • customers
  • distributors, warehouses, transport suppliers and other logistics support organisations
  • professional service suppliers, for example, legal, engineering, accounting, auditing, and education and training suppliers that may be assisting other organisations in implementing competitive systems and practices
  • other organisations implementing competitive systems and practices, for example, Government Departments, healthcare providers, transport organisations, and so on.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification  

This qualification is suitable for either direct entry or progression from the MSS20312 Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices or MSS30312 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include the MSS50312 Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There are no specific licenses that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements depending on the work context. Local regulations should be checked for details.

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 or similar level of responsibility exists. This qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.

Employability Skills Summary

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by industry for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that reflect skill requirements for this level.

Employability Skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 

Communication 

  • Implement OHS procedures and distribute related safety information
  • Complete, access and interpret standardised documentation on behalf of self and other team members
  • Share and discuss information with others about work activities
  • Access and apply workplace procedures
  • Provide information to team members about workplace procedures
  • Read and interpret instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures and other work-related documents
  • Seek assistance or information from relevant personnel or supervisors
  • Debrief on workplace changes with relevant stakeholders
  • Record work-related information
  • Access and use workplace communication tools and equipment
  • Apply numeracy skills to work procedures
  • Provide information about team activities to supervisors, managers and customers

Teamwork 

  • Identify roles of other work colleagues, including formal team members, where teamwork is used as the form of work organisation
  • Lead others in an operational environment
  • Share production or work-related information with peers, including team members, supervisors and management
  • Identify hazards to self and other team members
  • Recognise the value chain and advise team members as to how they can contribute to the final quality of the product
  • Review changes to work practices and work relationships with supervisors
  • Provide assistance with work operations, as required
  • Seek assistance with work operations, as required
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams, as required

Problem solving 

  • Monitor workplace activities
  • Report inconsistencies, non-compliances, faults or hazards
  • Identify factors within team or work area that are a constraint to work efficiency or reaching of production outcomes
  • Distinguish between essential and non-essential practices
  • Implement methods of increasing features/benefits of products or processes
  • Monitor jobs within team and make improvements to work organisation
  • Note steps which cause a problem and implement improvement process
  • Improve OHS
  • Compare required performance with actual performance
  • Identify situations where compliance to specifications or safety standards is unlikely
  • Recommend and implement improvements
  • Distinguish between random and identifiable causes of work problems
  • Identify causes of identified faults and take appropriate action
  • Investigate causes of quality deviations
  • Undertake root cause analysis (RCA)
  • Identify deviations and fault patterns

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Provide feedback on procedures and systems
  • Analyse feedback on procedures and systems
  • Analyse problems, implications or suggestions for improvements
  • Adjust work activity according to changes in work requirements
  • Take correct action and follow procedures
  • Identify methods of increasing own and team contribution to the value chain
  • Recommend changes and improvements
  • Take action to make improvements
  • Implement changes
  • Monitor actions to ensure cost-efficiency
  • Implement 5S procedures
  • Implement work practices to reduce waste
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams to develop new products or processes

Planning and organising 

  • Plan own work and work of team to meet required standards
  • Ensure the work area complies with OHS procedures
  • Organise processes, operations, tools and materials
  • Implement improvements in accordance with procedures
  • Monitor and adjust production/process
  • Distinguish between essential and non-essential practices
  • Set the workplace in order
  • Implement use of planning tools within work of team
  • Implement 5S procedures
  • Determine and prioritise required actions
  • Collect, organise and analyse information from work activity

Self-management 

  • Conduct all work activities according to safety and workplace standards
  • Implement and maintain housekeeping standards
  • Achieve operational outcomes
  • Monitor own performance
  • Interpret data and information as required by own job
  • Ask questions to ensure understanding of own work requirements
  • Recommend methods of increasing own contribution to the value chain
  • Adjust work processes according to procedures
  • Identify and manage impacts in own work area
  • Monitor resource use and minimise waste in own work activity
  • Keep the workplace clean and tidy
  • Assess own work
  • Set personal objectives for work performance
  • Manage own time

Learning 

  • Attend skill development training
  • Adapt to changing work requirements
  • Ask questions to aid learning
  • Identify skill requirements of self and team members
  • Seek skills development and training to meet needs
  • Identify personal skill gaps and additional skills needs
  • Ask questions to ensure understanding of own work requirements
  • Monitor own work and identify areas for improvement
  • Seek feedback on work performance
  • Provide feedback on work performance

Technology 

  • Work with technology safely and according to workplace standards
  • Identify equipment and processes appropriate for job and skill level
  • Handle and use equipment correctly and safely and within skill level
  • Assess operational efficiency of technology within own skill level and that of team members
  • Recognise and report faulty operation of equipment
  • Collect and apply data and information from technology
  • Use information technology appropriate for job
  • Implement maintenance procedures appropriate to job and skill level of team and operations

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the MSS40312 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices, competency must be achieved in twelve (12) units of competency.

  • three (3)  core units of competency
  • a minimum of one (1)  unit of competency from the Group A electives listed below
  • a minimum of five (5)  units of competency from the Group B electives listed below
  • the balance of three (3)  elective units of competency may be selected in any combination from Group A, Group B and Group C.

Note: Units with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk*. Prerequisite units must be counted in the total number of units required for completion of the qualification.

Core units of competency 

Unit code 

Unit title 

MSS403001A

Implement competitive systems and practices

MSS403010A

Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices

MSAENV472B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective units of competency 

Group A 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSS403002A

Ensure process improvements are sustained

MSS403005A

Facilitate use of a Balanced Scorecard for performance improvement

MSS403006A

Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices in an office

MSS403011A

Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices

MSS403013A

Lead team culture improvement

Group B  

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSS403007A

Map an office value stream

MSS403021A

Facilitate a Just in Time system

MSS403023A

Monitor a levelled pull system of operations

MSS403024A

Work within a constrained process

MSS403030A

Improve cost factors in work practices

MSS403032A

Analyse manual handling processes

MSS403033A

Map an operational process

MSS403034A

Organise products into groups

MSS403035A

Implement the visual workplace

MSS403039A

Facilitate and improve 5S in an office

MSS403040A

Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S

MSS403041A

Facilitate breakthrough improvements

MSS403042A

Facilitate mistake proofing in an office

MSS403043A

Facilitate breakthrough improvements in an office

MSS403044A

Facilitate continuous improvement through the use of standardised procedures and practices

MSS403051A

Mistake proof an operational process

MSS403084A

Improve changeovers

MSS404050A

Undertake process capability improvements

*

MSS404052A

Apply statistics to operational processes

MSS404053A

Use six sigma techniques

*

MSS404060A

Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team

MSS404061A

Facilitate the use of SCADA systems in a team or work area

MSS404081A

Undertake proactive maintenance analyses

MSS404082A

Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy

MSS404083A

Support proactive maintenance

MSAPMSUP390A

Use structured problem solving tools

Group C  

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSS402080A

Undertake root cause analysis

MSS405001A

Develop competitive systems and practices for an organisation

MSS405002A

Analyse and map a value stream

MSS405003A

Manage a value stream

MSS405004A

Develop business plans in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices

MSS405005A

Manage competitive systems and practices responding to individual and unique customer orders

MSS405006A

Develop a Balanced Scorecard

MSS405007A

Introduce competitive systems and practices to a small or medium enterprise

MSS405010A

Manage relationships with non-customer external organisations

MSS405011A

Manage people relationships

MSS405012A

Manage workplace learning

MSS405013A

Facilitate holistic culture improvement in an organisation

MSS405014A

Develop a communications strategy to support operations

MSS405020A

Develop quick changeover procedures

MSS405021A

Develop a Just in Time system

MSS405022A

Design a process layout

MSS405023A

Develop a levelled pull system for operations and processes

MSS405024A

Apply the theory of constraints

MSS405030A

Optimise cost of product or service

MSS405031A

Undertake value analysis of a product or process costs in terms of customer requirements

MSS405032A

Analyse cost implications of maintenance strategy

MSS405033A

Optimise office systems to deliver to customer demand

MSS405040A

Manage 5S system in an organisation

MSS405041A

Implement improvement systems in an organisation

MSS405050A

Determine and improve process capability

*

MSS405052A

Design an experiment

*

MSS405053A

Manage application of six sigma for process control and improvement

*

MSS405060A

Develop the application of enterprise control systems in an organisation

MSS405061A

Determine and establish information collection requirements and processes

MSS405062A

Develop a documentation control strategy for an organisation

MSS405070A

Develop and manage sustainable energy practices

MSS405075A

Facilitate the development of a new product

*

MSS405081A

Develop a proactive maintenance strategy

MSS405082A

Adapt a proactive maintenance strategy to the process operations sector

*

MSS405083A

Adapt a proactive maintenance strategy for a seasonal or cyclical business

*

MSS014003A

Optimise sustainability of a process or plant area

MSS014004A

Develop team strategies for more sustainable use of resources

MSS024003A

Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site

MSAPMOHS200A

Work safely

MSAENV672B

Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability

A maximum of three (3)  Group C units may be selected from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available at Certificates III, IV or Diploma level. Units chosen should be relevant to the workplace and would normally be drawn from the appropriate sector Training Package, or possibly the Business Services Training Package.

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