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Qualification details

MSA40311 - Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing (Release 4)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to MSM40116 - Certificate IV in Process ManufacturingSupersedes and is equivalent to MSA40311 Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing 01/Jun/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
4 (this release) 11/Feb/2014
(View details for release 3) 05/Apr/2013
(View details for release 2) 08/May/2012
(View details for release 1) 14/Nov/2011

Units of competency

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MSAPMOHS110A - Follow emergency response proceduresFollow emergency response proceduresN/A
MSAPMOHS401A - Assess riskAssess riskN/A
MSAPMOHS216A - Operate breathing apparatusOperate breathing apparatusN/A
MSAPMSUP205A - Transfer loadsTransfer loadsN/A
MSAPMPER202A - Observe permit workObserve permit workN/A
MEM11005B - Pick and process orderPick and process orderN/A
MSS404082A - Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategyAssist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategyN/A
PMC554091B - Analyse refractory failuresAnalyse refractory failuresN/A
PMBTECH406A - Diagnose production equipment problemsDiagnose production equipment problemsN/A
MSAPMOPS101A - Make measurementsMake measurementsN/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 839999 Factory Process Workers Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9219-79 Process Workers Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Manufacturing Technology 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Manufacturing Production Supervisor 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 839999 Factory Process Workers Nec 12/Apr/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9219-79 Process Workers Nec 12/Apr/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 12/Apr/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 14/Nov/2011 
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Modification History

Release 4 - Imported elective units updated to current releases.

Release 3 - Imported elective units updated to current versions. Equivalent.

Release 2 - MSACM units replaced by MSS units from MSS11v2 Sustainability Training Package. Imported unit version code updated.

Release 1 - New qualification

Description

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of high level technical operations and manufacturing tasks required for producing products.

Job roles/employment outcomes 

The MSA40311 Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing is intended for advanced production workers who use a range of equipment and are involved in solving complex problems which require theoretical knowledge, combined with an understanding of operating procedures directly related to producing products.

Application 

This qualification is typically used to develop employees performing a technical role that includes the ability to work independently and conduct technical problem solving according to the needs of the work required to produce products.

This qualification is designed to develop employees who operate across more than one category within process manufacturing or other product conversion processes in manufacturing. Typical applications would be in chemical, hydrocarbons, refining, minerals processing, plastics, rubber, cablemaking, manufactured mineral products, and other areas as appropriate.

Non-technical team leaders, coordinators and supervisors may be better served by a qualification in competitive manufacturing.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

The units of competency contained within this qualification are common with other qualifications. In particular, the core units and most of the elective units are common to qualifications in the three Process Manufacturing Training Packages (coded PMA, PMB and PMC). Where competency has already been achieved, credit will be granted towards this qualification.

The units of competency in this qualification reflect competencies which are practised within the industry and recognition of prior learning (RPL) should be granted where there is sufficient evidence of competency from work-based experience.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further qualification pathways from this qualification include MSA50311 Diploma of Production Management.

The MSA51108 Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing (or latest version) is also appropriate for those needing a qualification covering manufacturing practice and lean principles.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, in some jurisdictions some units of competency in this qualification may have regulatory requirements. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

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
  • 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 meet 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 organising

  • 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 on 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

To be awarded the MSA40311 Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing competency must be achieved in a total of twenty six (26)  units of competency.

  • five (5)  core units of competency
  • twenty one (21)  elective units of competency, as specified below.

Elective units must include:

  • a minimum of four (4)  units from Group A
  • the balance of units, to a maximum of seventeen (17)  may be chosen from Groups A, B and C (with a maximum of eleven (11) units from Group C).

Up to seven (7)  elective units may be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, as specified below in Groups B and C.

Note : Units marked with an asterisk have one or more prerequisite requirements. Please refer to the individual units for details. Prerequisites are to be counted towards the total number required to complete the qualification.

Core units of competency 

Unit code 

Unit title 

MSS402051A

Apply quality standards

MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

MSAPMOHS200A

Work safely

MSAPMSUP200A

Achieve work outcomes

MSAPMSUP210A

Process and record information

Elective units of competency 

Group A 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSS403002A

Ensure process improvements are sustained

MSS403010A

Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices

MSS403011A

Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices

MSS403013A

Lead team culture improvement

MSS403021A

Facilitate a Just in Time system

MSS403030A

Improve cost factors in work practices

MSS403040A

Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S

MSS403041A

Facilitate breakthrough improvements

MSS403051A

Mistake proof an operational process

MSS404050A

Undertake process capability improvements

*

MSS404052A

Apply statistics to operational processes

MSS404060A

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

MSS404081A

Undertake proactive maintenance analyses

MSS404082A

Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy

MSAENV472B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

MSAPMOHS400A

Contribute to OHS management system

*

MSAPMOHS401A

Assess risk

MSAPMOPS400A

Optimise process/plant area

*

MSAPMOPS401A

Trial new process or product

MSAPMOPS404A

Co-ordinate maintenance

MSAPMOPS405B

Identify problems in fluid power system

MSAPMOPS406A

Identify problems in electronic control systems

MSAPMPER400A

Coordinate permit process

*

MSAPMSUP400A

Develop and monitor quality systems

MEM15001B

Perform basic statistical quality control

MSL954001A

Obtain representative samples in accordance with a sampling plan

MSL974003A

Perform chemical tests and procedures

PMAOHS420B

Develop First Aid procedures and manage resources

PMAOMIR407B

Audit incident preparedness and established response system

PMAOMIR418B

Coordinate incident response

PMAOMIR424B

Develop and maintain community relationships

PMAOMIR430B

Conduct and assess incident exercises

PMAOMIR444B

Develop incident containment tactics

PMAOMIR449B

Monitor legal compliance obligations during incidents

PMAOPS402A

Respond to abnormal process situations

*

PMAOPS405A

Operate complex control systems

PMAOPS410B

Monitor remote production facilities

PMAOPS411B

Manage plant shutdown and restart

PMAOPS450B

Solve colour problems

PMASUP410B

Develop plant documentation

PMASUP420B

Minimise environmental impact of process

PMASUP432B

Coordinate pipeline projects

PMASUP440B

Commission/recommission plant

PMASUP441C

Decommission plant

PMASUP445A

Participate in HAZOP studies

*

PMBPROD430B

Trial a new die/tool

PMBPROD431B

Trial a new, advanced or complex mould

PMBTECH401B

Predict polymer properties and characteristics

*

PMBTECH402B

Set advanced or complex dies

*

PMBTECH403B

Test fibre-composites materials and laminates

PMBTECH404B

Mould chemical resistant and/or fire retardant fibre-composites

*

PMBTECH405B

Repair damaged fibre-composites structures

*

PMBTECH406A

Diagnose production equipment problems

PMC554020D

Design and prepare models, moulds and dies

PMC554090B

Undertake simple refractory design

PMC554091B

Analyse refractory failures

PSPPM402B

Manage simple projects

Group B 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSAPMOHS300A

Facilitate the implementation of OHS for a work group

*

MSAPMOPS363A

Organise on site work

MSAPMPER300C

Issue work permits

*

MSAPMSUP300A

Identify and implement opportunities to maximise production efficiencies

* 

MSAPMSUP301A

Apply HACCP to the workplace

MSAPMSUP303A

Identify equipment faults

MSAPMSUP309A

Maintain and organise workplace records

MSAPMSUP310A

Contribute to the development of plant documentation

MSAPMSUP330A

Develop and adjust a production schedule

MSAPMSUP382A

Provide coaching/mentoring in the workplace

MSAPMSUP383A

Facilitate a team

MSAPMSUP390A

Use structured problem solving tools

MEM03001B

Perform manual production assembly

MEM03006B

Set assembly stations

* 

MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

MEM09204A

Produce basic engineering detail drawings

* 

MEM11005B

Pick and process order

MEM11006B

Perform production packaging

MEM11007B

Administer inventory procedures

MEM12023A

Perform engineering measurements

MEM15003B

Use improvement processes in team activities

*

MEM15004B

Perform inspection

MSL973001A

Perform basic tests

PMBPREP304C

Set a die

PMBPROD347B

Produce composites using hand lamination

PMBPROD380B

Produce composites using chopper gun/depositor

PMBTECH301B

Use material and process knowledge to solve problems

TAEASS401B

Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS402B

Assess competence

TAEASS403B

Participate in assessment validation

TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

A maximum of four (4) units may be selected from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are aligned at Certificate III or IV.

Group C 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSS402002A

Sustain process improvements

MSS402020A

Apply quick changeover procedures

MSS402021A

Apply Just in Time procedures

MSS402030A

Apply cost factors to work practices

MSS402040A

Apply 5S procedures

MSS402050A

Monitor process capability

MSS402060A

Use planning software systems in operations

MSS402080A

Undertake root cause analysis

MSAPMOHS100A

Follow OHS procedures

MSAPMOHS110A

Follow emergency response procedures

MSAPMOHS205A

Control minor incidents

MSAPMOHS210B

Undertake first response to non-fire incidents

MSAPMOHS212A

Undertake first response to fire incidents

MSAPMOHS216A

Operate breathing apparatus

MSAPMOHS217A

Gas test atmospheres

MSAPMOHS220A

Provide initial first aid response

MSAPMOPS100A

Use equipment

MSAPMOPS101A

Make measurements

MSAPMOPS102A

Perform tasks to support production

MSAPMOPS200A

Operate equipment

MSAPMOPS212A

Use enterprise computers or data systems

MSAPMPER200C

Work in accordance with an issued permit

MSAPMPER201A

Monitor and control work permits

MSAPMPER202A

Observe permit work

* 

MSAPMPER205C

Enter confined space

*

MSAPMSUP100A

Apply workplace procedures

MSAPMSUP101A

Clean workplace or equipment

MSAPMSUP102A

Communicate in the workplace

MSAPMSUP106A

Work in a team

MSAPMSUP172A

Identify and minimise environmental hazards

MSAPMSUP201A

Receive or despatch goods

MSAPMSUP204A

Pack products or materials

MSAPMSUP205A

Transfer loads

MSAPMSUP230A

Monitor process operations

MSAPMSUP240A

Undertake minor maintenance

MSAPMSUP273A

Handle goods

MSAPMSUP280A

Manage conflict at work

MSAPMSUP291A

Participate in continuous improvement

MSAPMSUP292A

Sample and test materials and product

FPICOT2238A

Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw

LMTGN2008B

Coordinate work of team/section

MEM03003B

Perform sheet and plate assembly

MEM03004B

Perform electronic/electrical assembly (production)

MEM13003B

Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

MEM16007A

Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

MEM18001C

Use hand tools

MEM18002B

Use power tools/hand held operations

PMAOPS280B

Interpret process plant schematics

PMBHAN103C

Shift materials safely by hand

PMBPROD247C

Hand lay up composites

RIIRIS201B

Conduct local risk control

TLID2010A

Operate a forklift

A maximum of three (3)  units may be selected from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are aligned at Certificate II or III.

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.