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Qualification details

MSA40108 - Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology (Release 4)

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4 (this release) 05/Apr/2013
(View details for release 3) 08/May/2012
(View details for release 2) 14/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) 07/Apr/2011

Units of competency

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MSS402030A - Apply cost factors to work practicesApply cost factors to work practicesSupersededN/A
MSAENV272B - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practicesSupersededN/A
MEM30006A - Calculate stresses in simple structuresCalculate stresses in simple structuresCurrentN/A
MSS403032A - Analyse manual handling processesAnalyse manual handling processesSupersededN/A
MEM30019A - Use resource planning software systems in manufacturingUse resource planning software systems in manufacturingCurrentN/A
MSS402001A - Apply competitive systems and practicesApply competitive systems and practicesSupersededN/A
MSS402061A - Use SCADA systems in operationsUse SCADA systems in operationsSupersededN/A
MSL933003A - Apply critical control point requirementsApply critical control point requirementsSupersededN/A
MEM30013A - Assist in the preparation of a basic workplace layoutAssist in the preparation of a basic workplace layoutCurrentN/A
MSL943001A - Work safely with instruments that emit ionising radiationWork safely with instruments that emit ionising radiationSupersededN/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 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Manufacturing Technology 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Manufacturing Process Team Leader,Drafting Technical Assistant,Manufacturing Operations Technical Assistant,Polymer Technician,Quality Assurance Officer (Manufacturing),Laboratory Technician (Manufacturing) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399000 Miscellaneous Technicians And Trades Workers 05/May/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 41 Mechanical And Fabrication Engineering Tradespersons 05/May/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 05/May/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 07/Apr/2011 
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Modification History

Version 4 - Imported elective units replaced by current versions. Equivalent.

Version 3 - MSACM units replaced by MSS units from MSS11v2 Sustainability Training Package.

Description

This qualification is suitable for delivery as part of a two year Technology Cadetship, or can be undertaken through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement.

This qualification has five specialist streams available. These are:

  • CAD/Drafting
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Laboratory Operations
  • Technical Officer
  • Polymer Technology.

Each stream offers an opportunity for significant choice in electives and each stream requires the same core units to be completed.

Note :

  • The minimum requirements for the Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology can also be met by holders of the Certificate III in Engineering - Technician from the Metal and Engineering Training Package.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology 

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills as identified by the manufacturing technology related industries 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

  • Complete workplace documentation and records
  • Use communication technologies efficiently
  • Develop work instructions, specifications and procedures
  • Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with people from NESB
  • Communicate with all team members
  • Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with clients
  • Use most appropriate communication method given priority, cost and customer facilities
  • Access, interpret and apply technical information

Teamwork

  • Work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • Liaise with and provide support to other team members
  • Work as part of a team
  • Identify and manage performance required to rneet internal and external customer needs in own work and team
  • Manage technical processes and provide problem solving support to others

Problem solving

  • Investigate problem causes
  • Identify, rectify or report potential difficulties associated with manufacture of products or provision of services
  • Identify environmental features, regulations, insurance requirements, legal requirements and other factors which may affect the product or service to be provided
  • Use material and process knowledge to solve problems
  • Identify hazards and suggest control measures
  • Determine production requirements
  • Conduct tests and analyse results to determine and assess production requirements

Initiative and enterprise

  • Seek feedback on products, processes and procedures
  • Gather and analyse information and apply to work related processes
  • Record information on the quality and other indicators of products
  • Support achievement of efficient production processes
  • Determine and act on situations requiring further information or problem solving

Planning and organizing

  • Identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures
  • Demonstrate time management skills
  • Source and prepare materials and resources
  • Sequence work to maximise safety and productivity

Self management

  • Interpret and apply relevant acts and regulations
  • Keep the work area clean and tidy at all times
  • Monitor own work and work of team and identify and act on any quality issues
  • Understand own work activities
  • Manage own time to meet deadlines
  • Implement workplace procedures and instructions

Learning

  • Implement learning activities as appropriate to ensure achievement of specified production requirements
  • Assess competencies in meeting job requirements
  • Be supportive, assertive and use interpersonal skills
  • Identify own training needs and seek skill development if required
  • Gather feedback to own work to assess effectiveness in meeting objectives and integrate information into own practice

Technology

  • Use computer software applications effectively
  • Work with technology safely and according to workplace standards
  • Help others use technology efficiently and safely
  • Use testing technology

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

To be awarded a Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology, competency must be achieved in sixteen  (16 ) units of competency:

  • four  (4 ) core units of competency
  • twelve  (12 ) elective units of competency, chosen as described below.

Core units 

The following four  (4 ) units must be chosen.

Unit code 

Unit title 

MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

MEM30012A

Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

MSS402051A

Apply quality standards

MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Prerequisites 

Units marked with an asterisk have one or more prerequisite requirements. The prerequisites for these units are to be counted in the total number of units required in the elective group. Please refer to the individual units for details.

Elective units 

Group A  - specialist streams 

Choose twelve  (12 ) elective units as specified to achieve a specialist stream.

Note :

  • All units from each specialist stream are available in Group B as General Electives.
  • Three elective units may also be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, as specified below.

CAD /drafting specialist stream 

Select twelve  (12 ) elective units:

  • a minimum of ten  (10 ) from the list below
  • the balance may be chosen from Group B General Electives.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

AUM4003A

Interpret customer requirements

LMTGN4002A

Participate in product engineering

MEM12024A

Perform computations

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

MEM30031A

Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements

MEM30032A

Produce basic engineering drawings

MEM30033A

Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models

*

MEM30005A

Calculate force systems within simple beam structures

*

MEM30006A

Calculate stresses in simple structures

*

MEM30007A

Select common engineering materials

MEM30008A

Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to evaluate engineering applications

MEM30010A

Set up basic hydraulic circuits

MEM30011A

Set up basic pneumatic circuits

MEM30013A

Assist in the preparation of a basic workplace layout

MEM30018A

Undertake basic process planning

MEM30019A

Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing

*

MEM30020A

Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project

MEM30025A

Analyse a simple electrical system circuit

*

MSS402002A

Sustain process improvements

MSS402030A

Apply cost factors to work practices

UEPMNT420A

Perform electrical/electronic drafting

One (1) relevant specialist elective unit may be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses.

Manufacturing operations specialist stream 

Select twelve  (12 ) elective units:

  • a minimum of ten  (10 ) from the list below
  • the balance may be chosen from Group B General Electives.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

FDFOP2005A

Work in a socially diverse environment

MEM15001B

Perform basic statistical quality control

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

MEM30014A

Apply basic just in time systems to the reduction of waste

MEM30015A

Develop recommendations for basic set up time improvements

MEM30016A

Assist in the analysis of a supply chain

MEM30017A

Use basic preventative maintenance techniques and tools

MEM30018A

Undertake basic process planning

MEM30019A

Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing

*

MEM30020A

Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project

MEM30021A

Prepare a simple production schedule

MEM30023A

Prepare a simple cost estimate for a manufactured product

MEM30024A

Participate in quality assurance techniques

*

MSS402001A

Apply competitive systems and practices

MSS402002A

Sustain process improvements

MSS402020A

Apply quick changeover procedures

MSS402030A

Apply cost factors to work practices

MSS402031A

Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements

MSS402050A

Monitor process capability

MSS402060A

Use planning software systems in operations

MSS402061A

Use SCADA systems in operations

MSS402080A

Undertake root cause analysis

MSS403002A

Ensure process improvements are sustained

MSS403030A

Improve cost factors in work practices

MSAENV472B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

One relevant specialist elective unit may be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses.

Laboratory operations specialist stream 

Select twelve  (12 ) elective units:

  • a minimum of ten  (10 ) from the list below
  • the balance may be chosen from Group B General Electives.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

LMTGN4016A

Contribute to the development of products or processes

MEM30012A

Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment

MEM30019A

Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing

*

MEM30024A

Participate in quality assurance techniques

*

MSS402061A

Use SCADA systems in operations

MSL913001A

Communicate with other people

MSL913002A

Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

MSL922001A

Record and present data

MSL933001A

Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose

MSL933002A

Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives

MSL933003A

Apply critical control point requirements

MSL934001A

Contribute to the ongoing development of HACCP plans

MSL934002A

Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes

MSL943001A

Work safely with instruments that emit ionising radiation

MSL943002A

Participate in laboratory/field workplace safety

MSL952001A

Collect routine site samples

MSL952002A

Handle and transport samples or equipment

MSL953001A

Receive and prepare samples for testing

MSL954001A

Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan

MSL963001A

Operate basic handblowing equipment

MSL963002A

Repair glass apparatus using simple glassblowing equipment

MSL973001A

Perform basic tests

MSL973002A

Prepare working solutions

MSL973003A

Prepare culture media

MSL973004A

Perform aseptic techniques

MSL973005A

Assist with fieldwork

MSL973006A

Prepare trial batches for evaluation

MSL973007A

Perform microscopic examination

MSL973012A

Assist with geotechnical site investigations

MSL974001A

Prepare, standardise and use solutions

MSL974002A

Conduct geotechnical site investigations

*

MSL974003A

Perform chemical tests and procedures

One relevant specialist elective unit may be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses.

Technical officer specialist stream 

Select twelve  (12 ) elective units:

  • a minimum of ten  (10 ) from the list below
  • the balance may be chosen from Group B General Electives.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

LMTGN4016A

Contribute to the development of products or processes

MEM15001B

Perform basic statistical quality control

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

MEM30031A

Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements

MEM30032A

Produce basic engineering drawings

MEM30007A

Select common engineering materials

MEM30008A

Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to engineering designs and applications

MEM30009A

Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems

*

MEM30010A

Set up basic hydraulic circuits

MEM30011A

Set up basic pneumatic circuits

MEM30013A

Assist in the design of basic workplace layout

MEM30016A

Assist in the analysis of a supply chain

MEM30017A

Use basic preventative maintenance techniques and tools

MEM30018A

Undertake basic process planning

MEM30019A

Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing

*

MEM30020A

Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project

MEM30022A

Undertake supervised procurement activities

MEM30023A

Prepare a simple cost estimate for a manufactured product

MEM30024A

Participate in quality assurance techniques

*

MSS402031A

Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements

MSS402060A

Use planning software systems in operations

MSS402061A

Use SCADA systems in operations

MSS402080A

Undertake root cause analysis

MSS403032A

Analyse manual handling processes

One relevant specialist elective unit may be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses.

Polymer technology specialist stream 

Select twelve  (12 ) elective units:

  • a minimum of six  (6 ) from the list below
  • the balance may be chosen from Group General Electives.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

LMTGN4016A

Contribute to the development of products or processes

MEM15001B

Perform basic statistical quality control

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

MEM30031A

Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements

MEM30032A

Produce basic engineering drawings

MEM30007A

Select common engineering materials

MEM30008A

Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to engineering designs and applications

MEM30020A

Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project

Up to two (2) relevant units may be chosen from the production  units available at Certificate III or IV in the Plastics, Rubber & Cablemaking Training Package (PMB07), or its endorsed replacement. Note that any prerequisites are to be counted in the total number of units.

One (1) relevant specialist elective units may be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses.

Note that for the polymer technology specialist stream , only one of the following general elective units may be chosen , not both .

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

PMBPREP301C

Set up and prepare for production

PMBPREP303C

Set up equipment for continuous production

Group B  - General electives 

The balance of units for each specialist stream may be chosen from this list as specified below:

CAD/drafting:

Up to two units

Manufacturing operations:

Up to two units

Laboratory operations:

Up to two units

Technical officer:

Up to two units

Polymer technology:

Up to six units

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

AUM4003A

Interpret customer requirements

FDFOP2005A

Work in a socially diverse environment

LMTGN4002A

Participate in product engineering

LMTGN4016A

Contribute to the development of products or processes

MEM12024A

Perform computations

MEM15001B

Perform basic statistical quality control

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

MEM30031A

Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements

MEM30032A

Produce basic engineering drawings

MEM30033A

Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models

*

MEM30005A

Calculate force systems within simple beam structures

*

MEM30006A

Calculate stresses in simple structures

*

MEM30007A

Select common engineering materials

MEM30008A

Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to engineering designs and applications

MEM30009A

Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems

*

MEM30010A

Set up basic hydraulic circuits

MEM30011A

Set up basic pneumatic circuits

MEM30012A

Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment

MEM30013A

Assist in the preparation of a basic workplace layout

MEM30014A

Apply basic just in time systems to the reduction of waste

MEM30015A

Develop recommendations for basic set up time improvements

MEM30016A

Assist in the analysis of a supply chain

MEM30017A

Use basic preventative maintenance techniques and tools

MEM30018A

Undertake basic process planning

MEM30019A

Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing

*

MEM30020A

Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project

MEM30021A

Prepare a simple production schedule

MEM30022A

Undertake supervised procurement activities

MEM30023A

Prepare a simple cost estimate for a manufactured product

MEM30024A

Participate in quality assurance techniques

*

MEM30025A

Analyse a simple electrical system circuit

*

MSS402001A

Apply competitive systems and practices

MSS402002A

Sustain process improvements

MSS402020A

Apply quick changeover procedures

MSS402030A

Apply cost factors to work practices

MSS402031A

Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements

MSS402050A

Monitor process capability

MSS402060A

Use planning software systems in operations

MSS402061A

Use SCADA systems in operations

MSS402080A

Undertake root cause analysis

MSS403002A

Ensure process improvements are sustained

MSS403030A

Improve cost factors in work practices

MSS403032A

Analyse manual handling processes

MSAENV472B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

MSL913001A

Communicate with other people

MSL913002A

Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

MSL922001A

Record and present data

MSL933001A

Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose

MSL933002A

Contribute to the achievement of quality objectives

MSL933003A

Apply critical control point requirements

MSL934001A

Contribute to the ongoing development of HACCP plans

MSL934002A

Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes

MSL943001A

Work safely with instruments that emit ionising radiation

MSL943002A

Participate in laboratory/field workplace safety

MSL952001A

Collect routine site samples

MSL952002A

Handle and transport samples or equipment

MSL953001A

Receive and prepare samples for testing

MSL954001A

Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan

MSL963001A

Operate basic handblowing equipment

MSL963002A

Repair glass apparatus using simple glassblowing equipment

MSL973001A

Perform basic tests

MSL973002A

Prepare working solutions

MSL973003A

Prepare culture media

MSL973004A

Perform aseptic techniques

MSL973005A

Assist with fieldwork

MSL973006A

Prepare trial batches for evaluation

MSL973007A

Perform microscopic examination

MSL973012A

Assist with geotechnical site investigations

MSL974001A

Prepare, standardise and use solutions

MSL974002A

Conduct geotechnical site investigations

*

MSL974003A

Perform chemical tests and procedures

UEPMNT420A

Perform electrical/electronic drafting

A maximum of two  (2) general electives may be imported from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available at Certificate III.