Qualification details

MSS50111 - Diploma of Sustainable Operations (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 18/Jul/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to MSS50112 - Diploma of Sustainable OperationsImported CM units replaced.Error in Core corrected - MSACMT675A removed (included in error as duplicated by MSS015002A). Elective requirements adjusted and outcomes equivalent 01/May/2012

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
MSACMC410A - Lead change in a manufacturing environmentLead change in a manufacturing environment N/A
MSACMC610A - Manage relationships with non-customer external organisationsManage relationships with non-customer external organisations N/A
MSACMC611A - Manage people relationshipsManage people relationships N/A
MSACMC612A - Manage workplace learningManage workplace learning N/A
MSACMC613A - Facilitate holistic culture improvement in a manufacturing enterpriseFacilitate holistic culture improvement in a manufacturing enterprise N/A
MSACMC614A - Develop a communications strategy to support productionDevelop a communications strategy to support production N/A
MSACMS400A - Implement a competitive manufacturing systemImplement a competitive manufacturing system N/A
MSACMS600A - Develop a competitive manufacturing systemDevelop a competitive manufacturing system N/A
MSACMS601A - Analyse and map a value chainAnalyse and map a value chain N/A
MSACMS602A - Manage a value chainManage a value chain 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 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Sustainability 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Sustainability Auditor,Senior Sustainability Officer,Sustainability Manager 

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 421 Diploma 21/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

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Description

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to work in a technical, supervisory or operational role in sustainability in an organisation and/or it’s value chain (e.g. suppliers of goods or services, or customers). 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 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 MSS50111 Diploma of Sustainability specifies the competencies required for employment in job roles related to assisting organisations to improve sustainability and to meet their obligations under sustainability related regulatory arrangements, government or similar incentives, or other initiatives that apply to their operations.

Employment outcomes related to this qualification may include specialist roles, such as a sustainability manager, or the qualification can provide specialist sustainability competencies to technical, supervisory or operational employees.

Application 

This qualification provides sustainability skills that can be applied inside an organisation and its value chain. Examples include:

  • manufacturing enterprises
  • organisations in a 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 and auditing suppliers
  • sustainability consulting enterprises.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification  

This qualification has no formal entry requirement due to the wide variety of sustainability applications in industry. However, 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 MSS70111 Vocational Graduate Certificate in 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 organisations. It complements but does not duplicate qualifications supplying technical skills related to engineering, chemical, environmental and other technical analyses that may be needed for improving sustainability. Where these skills are required appropriate qualifications from other Training Packages, such as the MEM05 Metal and Engineering, PMA08 Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining and MSA07 Manufacturing 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 requirement due to the wide variety of sustainability applications in industry.

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 

  • Manage implementation sustainability improvement procedures and develop and distribute related information
  • Develop standardised documentation on behalf of an area or group of work teams
  • Share and discuss information with others about enterprise activities
  • Develop and communicate workplace procedures
  • Provide information and clarifications to team leaders and 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
  • 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 employees and visitors
  • Identify the value chain and advise other employees as to how they can contribute to the final quality of the product
  • 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 production and maintenance activities
  • 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 teams and make improvements to work organisation
  • Identify process steps which cause a problem and implement improvement processes
  • Monitor sustainability performance and implement improvement 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 procedures and systems for optimum outcomes
  • Analyse feedback on procedures and systems
  • Analyse problems, implications or suggestions for improvements
  • Adjust work activities according to changes in customer requirements
  • Identify methods of increasing contribution of work teams 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 areas comply with sustainability obligations and requirements
  • Identify and manage processes, tools and materials
  • Implement improvements in accordance with procedures
  • Distinguish between essential and non-essential practices
  • Implement use of planning tools within work of teams
  • Determine and prioritise required actions
  • Collect, organise and analyse information from work activities
  • Monitor work activities according to safety and workplace standards
  • Set 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 skill 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 jobs and skill levels of employees
  • 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 MSS50111 Diploma of Sustainable Operations, competency must be achieved in twenty (20)  units of competency.

  • six (6)  core units of competency
  • fourteen (14)  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 the following six (6)  units of competency.

Unit code 

Unit title 

P 

MSS015001A

Measure and report carbon footprint

MSS015002A

Develop strategies for more sustainable use of resources

MSS015007A

Develop a business case for sustainability improvements

MSS015008A

Develop strategic sustainability plans

MSS015009A

Implement sustainability plans

MSACMT671A

Develop and manage sustainable environmental practices

Elective units of competency

  • Complete fourteen (14) units of competency, made up of:
  • a minimum of seven (7)  units from Group A
  • a minimum of three (3)  units from Group B
  • the balance of units, to a maximum of four (4),  may be selected from:
  • Group A or B units, not previously selected
  • Group C elective units, listed below.

Group A: Specialist sustainability elective units 

Unit code 

Unit title 

P 

MSS014001A

Improve sustainability through readily implementable change

MSS015003A

Analyse product lifecycle for sustainability

MSS015004A

Design sustainable product or process

MSS015005A

Develop required sustainability reports

MSS015006A

Report to Global Reporting Initiative guidelines

MSS015010A

Conduct a sustainability water audit

MSS015011A

Conduct a sustainability energy audit

MSS015012A

Conduct an emissions audit

MSS015013A

Conduct a sustainability related transport audit

MSS015014A

Develop response to sustainability related regulation

MSS015015A

Evaluate sustainability impact of a process

MSS015016A

Implement and monitor reengineering for sustainability

MSS015017A

Develop regulated sustainability reports

MSS015018A

Inform and educate organisation and community representatives on sustainability issues

MSACMT670A

Develop and manage sustainable energy practices

PMASUP520B

Review procedures to minimise environmental impact of process

PMASUP620B

Manage environmental management system

Group B: Elective units  

Unit code 

Unit title 

P 

MSS025001A

Assist with assessing site environmental indicators

*

MSS025002A

Assess the environmental risk or impact of a project activity or process

*

MSACMC610A

Manage relationships with non-customer external organisations

MSACMC611A

Manage people relationships

MSACMC612A

Manage workplace learning

MSACMC613A

Facilitate holistic culture improvement in a manufacturing enterprise

MSACMC614A

Develop a communications strategy to support production

MSACMS600A

Develop a competitive manufacturing system

MSACMS601A

Analyse and map a value chain

*

MSACMS602A

Manage a value chain

*

MSACMS603A

Develop manufacturing related business plans

MSACMT452A

Apply statistics to processes in manufacturing

MSACMT620A

Develop quick changeover procedures

MSACMT621A

Develop a Just in Time (JIT) system

*

MSACMT631A

Undertake value analysis of product costs in terms of customer requirements

*

MSACMT632A

Analyse cost implications of maintenance strategy

MSACMT640A

Manage 5S system in a manufacturing environment

MSACMT641A

Implement a continuous improvement system

MSACMT650A

Determine and improve process capability

*

MSACMT660A

Develop the application of enterprise systems in manufacturing

MSACMT661A

Determine and establish information collection requirements and processes

MSACMT662A

Develop a documentation control strategy for a manufacturing enterprise

MSACMT675A

Facilitate the development of a new product

*

MSACMT681A

Develop a proactive maintenance strategy

MSAENV672B

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

MSAPMOHS510A

Manage risk

Group C: Elective units 

Unit code 

Unit title 

P 

MSS024003A

Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site

MSACMC410A

Lead change in a manufacturing environment

MSACMS400A

Implement a competitive manufacturing system

MSACMT230A

Apply cost factors to work practices

MSACMT260A

Use planning software systems in manufacturing

MSACMT261A

Use SCADA systems in manufacturing

MSACMT280A

Undertake root cause analysis

MSACMT423A

Monitor a manufacturing levelled pull system

MSACMT451A

Mistake proof a production process

MSACMT453A

Use six sigma techniques

*

MSACMT460A

Facilitate the use of planning software systems in manufacturing

*

MSACMT481A

Undertake proactive maintenance analyses

MSAPMSUP390A

Use structured problem solving tools

A maximum of four (4)  elective units may be selected from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are available at Diploma level. Units chosen should be relevant to the workplace and would normally be drawn from the appropriate sector Training Package, or possibly the Business Services Training Package.

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