Qualification details

MSS40111 - Certificate IV 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:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to MSS40116 - Certificate IV in Sustainable OperationsSupersedes and is equivalent to MSS40111 Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations. 21/Jun/2016

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
BSBRSK401A - Identify risk and apply risk management processesIdentify risk and apply risk management processes N/A
LMFFDT4003A - Assess and record the lifecycle of a productAssess and record the lifecycle of a product N/A
LMFFT4007B - Sample, inspect and test products to specificationsSample, inspect and test products to specifications N/A
LMTGN4002A - Participate in product engineeringParticipate in product engineering N/A
LMTGN4016A - Contribute to the development of products or processesContribute to the development of products or processes N/A
MEM13002B - Undertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplaceUndertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplace N/A
MEM30016A - Assist in the analysis of a supply chainAssist in the analysis of a supply chain N/A
MSAENV472B - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices N/A
MSAPMOHS401A - Assess riskAssess risk N/A
MSAPMSUP301A - Apply HACCP to the workplaceApply HACCP to the workplace N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 311413 Life Science Technician 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3112-15 Life Science Technical Officer 
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 Sustainability 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Team Leader / Supervisor (Sustainability) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311413 Life Science Technician 07/Aug/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3112-15 Life Science Technical Officer 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 21/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

Release 3 - Addition of unit of competency MSS014007A Implement social sustainability in work practices to Group A electives

Description

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to lead the implementation of sustainability related initiatives in a section of an organisation. 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. The qualification is also appropriate for a technician or similar person who as part of a broader job role needs to undertake sustainability related work.

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.

Job roles/employment outcomes 

The MSS40111 Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations specifies the competencies required to identify, implement and report on sustainability related initiatives within a section of an enterprise, such as a defined work area, work team or stage of production. It may also apply to a small or medium enterprise. It includes assisting organisations to meet their obligations under sustainability related regulatory arrangements, government or similar incentives or other initiatives that apply to the employee’s area of operation.

The qualification also applies where an overview of sustainability related issues is required without the detailed technical underpinning skills, such as resource (e.g. water and carbon) mapping along a value chain, or mass balancing across a site or large enterprise. Where these skills are require the MSS50111 Diploma of Sustainable Operations should be considered.

Employment outcomes related to this qualification may include specialist roles such as a sustainability officer or sustainability project assistant. The qualification also provides specialist sustainability competencies to technical, supervisory or operational employees who do not have whole of enterprise responsibilities.

Application 

This qualification provides sustainability skills that can be applied in the following organisations and environments:

  • manufacturing enterprises
  • organisations in a manufacturing value chain, such as:
  • suppliers
  • customers
  • distributors, warehouses, transport suppliers and other logistics support organisations
  • professional service suppliers to manufacturing, for example, legal, engineering, accounting, auditing and education and training suppliers.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification  

This qualification has no formal entry requirement. However, it should be noted that this qualification does not supply operational or technical skills. Most enterprises will expect technical skills relevant to their operations or equivalent vocational experience and for this reason the qualification is unlikely to be suitable for direct entry from school.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include the MSS50111 Diploma of Sustainable Operations.

Additional qualification advice 

This qualification provides the skills needed to measure current sustainability performance and to establish processes for improved sustainability performance within small and medium enterprises as well as sections or stages of production in larger organisations. It complements but does not duplicate qualifications supplying production, maintenance, logistics or other technical skills to industry. Where these skills are required appropriate qualifications from Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA) and other Industry Skill Council (ISC) Training Packages should be considered.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

Entry Requirements

This qualification has no formal entry requirements.

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 

  • Oversee implementation of sustainability improvement procedures in section or for stage of production and develop and distribute related information
  • Distribute and explain standardised documentation on behalf of an area or a work team
  • Share and discuss information with others about enterprise activities
  • Communicate workplace procedures
  • Provide information and clarifications to other employees on workplace procedures in relation to sustainability
  • Provide and interpret instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures and other work-related documents
  • Provide assistance or information to relevant personnel
  • Debrief on workplace changes with relevant stakeholders
  • Record production, emissions and other work-related information for a work area
  • Access and use workplace communication tools and equipment
  • Apply numeracy skills to work procedures
  • Provide information about team activities to managers, supervisors and customers

Teamwork 

  • Identify roles of work teams where teamwork is used as the form of work organisation
  • Supervise and lead others in a production environment
  • Share work-related information with peers, including team members, supervisors and management
  • Identify hazards to other employees and visitors
  • Review changes to work practices and work relationships with team leaders and other employees
  • Provide assistance with planning work operations as required
  • Seek assistance with work operations from specialists and other employees as required
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams as required

Problem solving 

  • Monitor team production and maintenance activities and analyse inconsistencies, non-compliances, faults or hazards
  • Identify factors within work area that are a constraint to work efficiency or reaching of production outcomes
  • Identify essential and non-essential practices
  • Implement methods of increasing features/benefits of products or processes
  • Monitor responsibilities of team and make improvements to work organisation
  • Identify process steps which cause a problem and suggest improvement processes
  • Monitor sustainability performance and identify improvement opportunities and processes
  • Compare shift or area required performance with actual performance
  • Identify situations where compliance to specifications or safety standards is unlikely
  • Identify, recommend and implement improvements
  • Identify causes of identified faults and take appropriate action
  • Investigate causes of deviations from targets and standards in relation to sustainability
  • Undertake root cause analysis

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Manage team or area procedures and systems for optimum outcomes
  • Provide feedback on procedures and systems
  • Analyse problems, implications or suggestions for improvements
  • Adjust work activities according to changes in operating procedures or requirements
  • Identify methods of increasing contribution of team to sustainability
  • Identify and implement changes and improvements
  • Monitor processes and equipment to ensure cost efficiency
  • Implement and monitor work practices to reduce waste
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams to develop new products or processes

Planning and organising 

  • Ensure work area complies with sustainability obligations and requirements
  • Implement improvements in accordance with procedures
  • Distinguish between essential and non-essential practices
  • Implement use of planning tools within work of team
  • Determine and prioritise required actions
  • Collect, organise and analyse information from work activities
  • Monitor work activities according to safety and workplace standards
  • Monitor production targets and outcomes
  • Interpret data and information as required by own job
  • Ask questions to ensure there is understanding of work requirements in teams and among other employees

Self-management 

  • Recommend methods of increasing own contribution to the value chain
  • Adjust work processes according to procedures and customer requirements
  • Identify and manage impact of change in own work
  • Minimise waste in own work activity
  • Assess own work performance
  • Set personal objectives for work performance
  • Manage own time

Learning 

  • Identify skill requirements of self and team members
  • Arrange skill development training for self and others
  • Adapt to changing work requirements
  • Ask questions to aid learning of others
  • 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 to team leaders and team members

Technology 

  • Monitor technology to ensure sustainability according to legislative requirements and workplace standards
  • Identify equipment and processes appropriate for team jobs and skill levels of team members
  • Provide appropriate equipment to ensure safety and efficiency according to skill levels of employees
  • Assess operational efficiency of technology within own skill level and that of team members
  • Analyse data and other information from equipment reports
  • Use information technology appropriate for job
  • Manage maintenance procedures appropriate to job and processes according to skill levels of team members

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the MSS40111 Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations, competency must be achieved in ten (10)  units of competency.

  • three (3)  core units of competency 
  • seven (7)  elective units of competency, as specified below.

Note: Units with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk. Refer to the unit for details.

Core units of competency 

Complete all three (3)  of the following units of competency

Unit code

Unit title

MSS014001A

Improve sustainability through readily implementable change

MSS014002A

Evaluate sustainability impact of a work or process area

MSAENV472B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective units of competency 

  • Complete seven (7)  units of competency, made up of:
  • a minimum of three (3)  units from Group A
  • the balance of units, to a maximum of four (4 ), may be selected from:
  • Group A units, not previously selected
  • Group B units listed below.

Group A: Specialist elective units 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSS014003A

Optimise sustainability of a process or plant area

MSS014004A

Develop team strategies for more sustainable use of resources

MSS014005A

Apply proactive maintenance strategies to sustainability

MSS014006A

Contribute to sustainability related audits

MSS014007A

Implement social sustainability in work practices

MSS015005A

Develop required sustainability reports

MSS024002A

Implement environmental management plans and procedures

MSS024003A

Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site

MSS404082A

Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy

MSS404083A

Support proactive maintenance

LMFFDT4003A

Assess and record the lifecycle of a product

MSAPMOHS401A

Assess risk

MSAPMSUP301A

Apply HACCP to the workplace

MSL933003A

Apply critical control point requirements

MSL934001A

Contribute to the ongoing development of HACCP plans

MSL974007A

Undertake environmental field-based monitoring

MSL974009A

Undertake field-based, remote-sensing monitoring

PMASUP520B

Review procedures to minimise environmental impact of process

Group B: Other elective units  

Unit code

Unit title

Prerequisites

BSBRSK401A

Identify risk and apply risk management processes

LMFFT4007B

Sample, inspect and test products to specifications

LMTGN4002A

Participate in product engineering

LMTGN4016A

Contribute to the development of products or processes

MEM13002B

Undertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplace

MEM30016A

Assist in the analysis of a supply chain

MSS027001A

Coordinate environmental management activities

MSS402030A

Apply cost factors to work practices

MSS402060A

Use planning software systems in manufacturing

MSS402061A

Use SCADA systems in operations

MSS402080A

Undertake root cause analysis

MSS403001A

Implement competitive systems and practices

MSS403002A

Ensure process improvements are sustained

MSS403005A

Facilitate use of a Balanced Scorecard for performance improvement

MSS403010A

Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices

MSS403011A

Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices

MSS403013A

Lead team culture improvement

MSS403023A

Monitor a levelled pull system of operations

MSS403030A

Improve cost factors in work practices

MSS403040A

Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S

MSS403041A

Facilitate breakthrough improvements

MSS403051A

Mistake proof a production process

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

A maximum of two (2) Group B elective units may be selected from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are available for inclusion at Certificate IV level.

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