Qualification details

MSS70111 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Operations (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 13/Dec/2013
(View details for release 2) Replaced02/May/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced18/Jul/2011

Usage recommendation:
Current

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
MSAENV672B - Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainabilityDevelop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability N/A
MSS017001A - Analyse and determine organisational risk areas in sustainability Analyse and determine organisational risk areas in sustainability  N/A
MSS017002A - Determine process loss through mass or energy balancingDetermine process loss through mass or energy balancing N/A
MSS017003A - Identify and respond to external sustainability factors for an organisationIdentify and respond to external sustainability factors for an organisation N/A
MSS017004A - Lead sustainable strategy deploymentLead sustainable strategy deployment N/A
MSS017005A - Manage a major sustainability non-conformanceManage a major sustainability non-conformance N/A
MSS017006A - Identify and improve sustainability interactions with the communityIdentify and improve sustainability interactions with the community N/A
MSS017007A - Design for sustainabilityDesign for sustainability N/A
MSS017008A - Develop a proactive social sustainability strategyDevelop a proactive social sustainability strategy N/A
MSS027002A - Apply environmental legislation, codes and standardsApply environmental legislation, codes and standards N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 224712 Organisation And Methods Analyst 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2294-13 Organisation And Methods Analyst 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 221 Graduate Certificate 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 224712 Organisation And Methods Analyst 07/Aug/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2294-13 Organisation And Methods Analyst 07/Aug/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 07/Aug/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 221 Graduate Certificate 21/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

Release 3 - inclusion of 1 new elective in Group A

Description

This qualification provides professional development training and recognition to people exercising leadership or change management functions in an organisation on sustainability, including setting of sustainability strategy and leadership and planning for the deployment of the sustainability strategy.

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 and that the learner has access to a workplace for projects.

Job roles/employment outcome 

The MSS70111 Vocational Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Operations provides professional development for individuals who already have some previous training or work experience in sustainability systems and processes. It is not an entry level qualification in sustainability. In particular the qualification assumes that learners are already familiar with the basic concepts of sustainability (e.g. triple bottom line, concept of emissions, carbon and carbon equivalence, environmental impact, and so on) and are also familiar with the operations and processes used within their organisation.

Application 

The qualification applies to individuals who have responsibility at a strategy level for improving sustainability within an organisation. Aspects of this responsibility may include regulatory responses, setting and monitoring of sustainability related performance indicators, liaison with stakeholders including shareholders, employees, value chain members and the local and general community. Target groups include supervisors, managers and technical experts responsible for implementing sustainability improvement strategies and practices in their organisation and/or all or part of the value chain.

The qualification has been developed with manufacturing operations as a focus. However, because of the range of organisations in a typical manufacturing value chain it may also be applied to other types of organisations.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

Entry Requirements

Entrants to the MSS70111 Vocational Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Operations should have one or more of the following:

  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma in a sustainability related discipline or relevant technical field, or a relevant Certificate IV or Certificate III together with significant relevant vocational practice in a relevant technical field,
  • a Bachelor Degree in a relevant technical field
  • another relevant higher education qualification, often with relevant vocational practice
  • relevant extensive vocational practice, without formal qualifications but which result in appropriate entry level skills.

Entrants for the qualification should also possess operational or technical skills related to the organisation seeking sustainability improvements either through prior experience or previous study.

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.

Communication

  • Consult with internal and external stakeholders on sustainability strategy
  • Communicate processes and goals to managers, other employees and members of the value chain
  • Use interpersonal and language skills to encourage collaboration
  • Identify new improvement opportunities through discussion with internal and external stakeholders

Teamwork

  • Cultivate collaboration and participation in change processes
  • Meet with stakeholders to resolve problems
  • Establish support and ownership among stakeholders for future sustainability objectives

Problem solving

  • Collect, analyse and interpret data
  • Determine root causes of non-conformances
  • Evaluate options for improvements to sustainability performance across the organisation
  • Analyse effects of potential and actual equipment failures

Initiative and enterprise

  • Ensure data collection and feedback mechanisms are established for all change implementation processes
  • Provide leadership during major non-conformances
  • Identify and implement process improvements
  • Use analytical and decision making skills to prioritise improvement activities

Planning and organising

  • Identify data requirements to determine current and future states
  • Organise data collection systems
  • Establish team responsibilities for implementation of change
  • Plan change implementation strategy and identify risk factors

Self-management

  • Manage own time and establish own work schedule
  • Monitor and evaluate own work quality
  • Maintain professional and ethical standards in own work
  • Comply with legislative requirements, codes of practice and organisational policies and procedures

Learning

  • Identify opportunities for individual and organisational learning
  • Use feedback from others to establish improvement processes
  • Record learning according to organisational procedures
  • Ensure stakeholders are able to access and apply relevant knowledge/learning

Technology

  • Analyse systems and technology implications of change options
  • Implement procedures to monitor and record equipment availability, performance and availability
  • Determine systems compatibility with other members of the value chain
  • Use record keeping equipment and programs

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the MSS70111 Vocational Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Operations competency must be achieved in five (5)  units of competency.

  • two (2)  core units of competency
  • three (3)  elective units of competency, as specified below

Note : None of the units listed in this qualification have prerequisites.

Core units of competency 

  • Complete the following two (2)  units of competency.

Unit code

Unit title

MSS017001A

Analyse and determine organisational risk areas in sustainability

MSS017004A

Lead sustainable strategy deployment

Elective units of competency 

  • Complete three (3)  elective units of competency, made up of:
  • a minimum of two (2)  units from Group A
  • the balance of one (1)  elective unit, may be selected from:
  • Group A units, not previously selected
  • Group B elective units, listed below.

Group A: Elective units 

Unit code

Unit title

MSS017002A

Determine process loss through mass or energy balancing

MSS017003A

Identify and respond to external sustainability factors for an organisation

MSS017005A

Manage a major sustainability non-conformance

MSS017006A

Identify and improve sustainability interactions relations with the community

MSS017007A

Design for sustainability

MSS017008A

Develop a proactive social sustainability strategy

MSS027002A

Apply environmental legislation, codes and standards

MSS407012A

Lead a problem solving process to determine and solve root cause

Group B: Elective units 

Unit code 

Unit title 

MSS407013A

Review continuous improvement processes

MSS407001A

Prepare for and implement change

MSS407002A

Review operations practice tools and techniques

MSS407003A

Analyse process changes

MSS407004A

Facilitate improvements in the internal value chain

MSS407005A

Undertake a qualitative review of a process change

MSS407006A

Build relationships between teams in an operations environment

MSS407008A

Capture learning from daily activities in an organisation

MSS407009A

Facilitate improvements in the external value chain

MSS407010A

Improve visual management in the workplace

MSS407011A

Manage benchmarking studies

MSS408008A

Analyse data for relevance to organisational learning

MSS408001A

Develop the competitive systems and practices approach

MSS408002A

Audit the use of competitive tools

MSAENV672B

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

One (1)  elective unit may be selected from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where that unit is available at Vocational Graduate Certificate and Vocational Graduate Diploma level.

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.

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