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Unit of competency details

MSS402001 - Apply competitive systems and practices (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MSS402001A - Apply competitive systems and practicesSupersedes and is equivalent to MSS402001A Apply competitive systems and practices 21/Jun/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 22/Jun/2016


Accredited courses that have this unit in the completion mapping

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
MSS - SustainabilitySustainability 1.0-3.0 
MSM - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 2.1-5.0 
MSF - Furnishing Training PackageFurnishing Training Package 3.0-5.0 
ICP - Printing and Graphic ArtsPrinting and Graphic Arts 4.0 
FWP - Forest and Wood Products Training PackageForest and Wood Products Training Package 3.0-5.0 
FBP - Food, Beverage and PharmaceuticalFood, Beverage and Pharmaceutical 1.0-3.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
MSS20316 - Certificate II in Competitive Systems and PracticesCertificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices 1-2 
MSM20216 - Certificate II in Manufacturing TechnologyCertificate II in Manufacturing Technology 
MSF31113 - Certificate III in Cabinet MakingCertificate III in Cabinet Making 5-6 
MSF30313 - Certificate III in Timber and Composites MachiningCertificate III in Timber and Composites Machining 3-4 
MSF20313 - Certificate II in Furniture MakingCertificate II in Furniture Making 4-6 
MSF20113 - Certificate II in FurnishingCertificate II in Furnishing 4-7 
ICP31420 - Certificate III in Prepress Graphic Design ProductionCertificate III in Prepress Graphic Design Production 
ICP31320 - Certificate III in Print Binding, Finishing and PackagingCertificate III in Print Binding, Finishing and Packaging 
ICP31220 - Certificate III in PrintingCertificate III in Printing 
FWP30916 - Certificate III in Timber Truss and Frame Design and ManufactureCertificate III in Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080307 Organisation Management  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080307 Organisation Management  14/Oct/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1 - Supersedes and is equivalent to MSS402001A Apply competitive systems and practices

Application

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to implement basic improvement practices within an organisation using competitive systems and practices. The unit focuses on bringing together the basic concepts and the holistic application of these basic concepts and processes to operations. It would typically be carried out working as part of a team.

This unit applies to an individual in an organisation that has embarked on competitive systems and practices. The unit covers the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the competitive systems and practices processes and assumes that they are to be used within the scope of the individual’s job and authority.

This unit requires the application of skills associated with planning and organising an individual’s own role within the competitive systems and practices framework.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Competency Field

Competitive systems and practices

Unit Sector

Not applicable

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Identify own place in the value chain 

1.1

Identify customers relevant to own work and their needs/requirements.

1.2

Identify suppliers for own work.

1.3

Identify value contributions along the chain.

1.4

Identify and recommend methods of increasing own contribution to the value chain.

2

Improve the product and process value 

2.1

Identify customer features/benefits in the product and process.

2.2

Identify aspects of product and process which contribute to customer features/benefits.

2.3

Identify aspects of product and process which do not contribute to customer benefits/features.

2.4

Recommend methods of reducing waste and increasing features/benefits.

3

Use competitive systems and practices 

3.1

Identify competitive systems and practices used in organisation and own work area.

3.2

Apply practices appropriate for the job or process.

3.3

Monitor the job/process and make adjustments to improve it in accordance with procedures.

3.4

Identify own skill requirements and seek skill development, if required.

Foundation Skills

This section describes those required skills (language, literacy and numeracy) that are essential to performance.

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

This field allows for different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.

Competitive systems and practices include one or more of: 

  • lean operations
  • agile operations
  • preventative and predictive maintenance approaches
  • statistical process control systems, including six sigma and three sigma
  • Just in Time (JIT), kanban and other pull-related operations control systems
  • supply, value, and demand chain monitoring and analysis
  • 5S
  • continuous improvement (kaizen)
  • breakthrough improvement (kaizen blitz)
  • cause/effect diagrams
  • overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  • takt time
  • process mapping
  • problem solving
  • run charts
  • standard procedures
  • current reality tree.

Customers include one or more of: 

  • internal or external customers and should be sufficiently close to the individual’s work as to be easily identifiable
  • final customers used as the basis for the identification of value and waste.

Suppliers include one or more of: 

  • internal suppliers
  • external suppliers sufficiently close to the individual’s work as to be easily identifiable.

Procedures (written, verbal, visual, computer based, etc.) include one or more of: 

  • work instructions
  • standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • safe work method statements
  • formulas/recipes
  • batch sheets
  • temporary instructions
  • any similar instructions provided for the smooth running of the plant.

Unit Mapping Information

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MSS402001A Apply competitive systems and practices

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5b04f318-804f-4dc0-9463-c3fb9a3fe998

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1 - Supersedes and is equivalent to MSS402001A Apply competitive systems and practices

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include the ability to always apply competitive systems and practices to their own job to:

  • identify own place in the value chain relevant to their job
  • use competitive systems and practices tools and thinking
  • recommend improvements in product and/or process.

Knowledge Evidence

Must provide evidence that demonstrates knowledge relevant to their job role sufficient to fulfil their job role under routine only supervision, including:

  • customer requirements and their role in fulfilling them
  • the value chain for products they make and their place in it
  • identification of muda (waste) and its reduction.

Assessment Conditions

  • The unit should be assessed holistically and the judgement of competence shall be based on a holistic assessment of the evidence.
  • The collection of performance evidence:
  • should occur over a range of situations which include typical disruptions to normal, smooth operation of the workplace
  • will typically include a supervisor/third-party report focussing on consistent performance and problem recognition and solving. A supervisor/third-party report must be prepared by someone who has a direct, relevant, current relationship with the person being assessed and who is in a position to form a judgement on workplace performance relevant to the unit of competency
  • must include the application of competitive systems and practice in own workplace
  • will typically include the use of appropriate tools, equipment and safety gear requiring demonstration of preparation, operation, completion and responding to problems.
  • Assessment should occur in operational workplace situations.
  • Knowledge evidence may be collected concurrently with performance evidence (provided a record is kept) or through an independent process such as workbooks, written assessments or interviews (provided a record is kept).
  • Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.
  • Conditions for assessment must include access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required, including relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications associated with this unit.
  • Foundation skills are integral to competent performance of the unit and should not be assessed separately.
  • Assessors must satisfy the assessor competency requirements that are in place at the time of the assessment as set by the VET regulator.
  • The assessor must demonstrate both technical competency and currency.
  • Technical competence can be demonstrated through:
  • relevant VET or other qualification/Statement of Attainment AND/OR
  • relevant workplace experience
  • Currency can be demonstrated through:
  • performing the competency being assessed as part of current employment OR
  • having consulted with an organisation providing relevant environmental monitoring, management or technology services about performing the competency being assessed within the last twelve months.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5b04f318-804f-4dc0-9463-c3fb9a3fe998