Qualification details

MSS70312 - Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 02/May/2012

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MSA71109 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Competitive ManufacturingEquivalent outcomes - increased choice of electives 01/May/2012
Is superseded by and equivalent to MSS80316 - Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and PracticesSupersedes and is equivalent to MSS70312 Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices 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
MSAENV672B - Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainabilityDevelop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability N/A
MSS017001A - Analyse and determine organisational risk areas in sustainability Analyse and determine organisational risk areas in sustainability  N/A
MSS017002A - Determine process loss through mass or energy balancingDetermine process loss through mass or energy balancing N/A
MSS017003A - Identify and respond to external sustainability factors for an organisationIdentify and respond to external sustainability factors for an organisation N/A
MSS017004A - Lead sustainable strategy deploymentLead sustainable strategy deployment N/A
MSS027002A - Apply environmental legislation, codes and standardsApply environmental legislation, codes and standards N/A
MSS405002A - Analyse and map a value streamAnalyse and map a value stream N/A
MSS405003A - Manage a value streamManage a value stream N/A
MSS405006A - Develop a Balanced ScorecardDevelop a Balanced Scorecard N/A
MSS405007A - Introduce competitive systems and practices to a small or medium enterpriseIntroduce competitive systems and practices to a small or medium enterprise N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 224712 Organisation And Methods Analyst 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2294-13 Organisation And Methods Analyst 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 221 Graduate Certificate 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Business Administration 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Senior Manager (Competitive Systems),Change Management Specialist 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 224712 Organisation And Methods Analyst 07/Aug/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2294-13 Organisation And Methods Analyst 07/Aug/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 07/Aug/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 221 Graduate Certificate 02/May/2012 
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Modification History

Initial release

Description

The MSS70312 Vocational Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices provides professional development training and recognition for people exercising leadership or change management functions in an organisation using lean principles and other competitive systems and practices.

Job roles/employment outcomes 

The MSS70312 Vocational Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices provides specialised skills and knowledge as professional development for individuals who already have previous vocational training at AQF V or higher and/or work experience in competitive systems and practices at a team leader/technical specialist role or higher in an organisation.

Application 

This qualification provides specialised skills and knowledge in competitive systems and practices with an emphasis on value chain liaison and development of a supporting culture within an organisation. It builds on previously acquired skills and knowledge and applies to team leaders, managers and technical experts responsible for implementing competitive systems and practices in an organisation or who are working in part of a value chain linked to an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices.

The qualification provides professional development training for individuals who already have training and/or experience in competitive systems and practices. The qualification is not suitable for initial training in competitive systems and practices.

Pathways Information

The MSS70312 Vocational Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices has been particularly developed to offer a progression pathway for people who have one or more of the following:

  • a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification in Competitive Systems and Practices
  • a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification in Competitive Manufacturing
  • a Certificate IV qualification in Competitive Systems and practices or a Certificate IV qualification in Competitive Manufacturing combined with relevant industry experience
  • substantial industry experience at supervisory or managerial level in administration, operations, office administration, logistics or manufacturing processes, and prior exposure and experience with competitive systems and practices.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training from this qualification includes the MSS80312 Vocational Graduate Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices. 

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There are no licensing implications for this qualification.

Entry Requirements

Entrants to the MSS70312 Vocational Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices are required to have one or more of the following:

  • a relevant Advanced Diploma or Diploma qualification
  • a relevant Certificate IV qualification together with significant relevant vocational practice at a team leader/technical specialist role or higher in an organisation
  • relevant extensive vocational practice without formal qualifications at a team leader/technical specialist role or higher in an organisation
  • a relevant Bachelor Degree
  • another higher education qualification, with relevant vocational practice.

A relevant qualification that would support entry to the MSS70312 Vocational Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices should include aspects of administration, operations, office administration, logistics or manufacturing processes, including features such as productivity measurement, efficiency and effectiveness.

For the purposes of this qualification the term vocational practice is defined as experience in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices with responsibility for implementation for a team, area, site or part of the value chain of the organisation.

Employability Skills Summary

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by manufacturing 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 

  • Consult with internal and external stakeholders on the implementation of change
  • Communicate processes and goals to managers, other employees and members of the value chain
  • Use interpersonal and language skills to encourage collaboration
  • Identify new improvement opportunities through discussion with team members

Teamwork 

  • Cultivate collaboration and participation in change processes
  • Meet with stakeholders to resolve problems
  • Establish support and ownership among stakeholders for future state objectives

Problem solving 

  • Collect, analyse and interpret data
  • Determine root causes of non-conformances
  • Evaluate options for improvements to standardised work
  • Analyse effects of potential and actual equipment failures

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Ensure data collection and feedback mechanisms are established for all change implementation processes
  • Provide leadership during major non-conformances
  • Identify and implement process improvements
  • Use analytical and decision making skills to prioritise improvement activities
  • Adjust and implement production schedules changes

Planning and organising 

  • Identify data requirements to determine current and future states
  • Organise data collection systems
  • Establish team responsibilities for implementation of change
  • Plan change implementation strategy and identify risk factors

Self-management 

  • Manage own time and establish own work schedule
  • Monitor and evaluate own work quality
  • Maintain professional and ethical standards in own work
  • Comply with legislative requirements, codes of practice and organisational policies and procedures

Learning 

  • Identify opportunities for individual and organisational learning
  • Use feedback from others to establish improvement processes
  • Record learning according to organisational procedures
  • Ensure stakeholders are able to access and apply relevant knowledge/learning

Technology 

  • Analyse systems and technology implications of change options
  • Implement procedures to monitor and record equipment availability, performance and availability
  • Determine systems compatibility with other members of the value chain
  • Use record keeping equipment and programs

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the MSS70312 Vocational Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices competency must be achieved in four (4)  elective units of competency chosen as specified below:

  • a minimum of three (3)  units of competency from Group A
  • one (1)  additional unit of competency from Group A or Group B.

Units with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk*. Note that no Group A unit has prerequisite requirements. If a Group B unit with a prerequisite is selected, the prerequisite must be completed in prior study or additional to this qualification.

Group A 

Unit code 

Unit title 

MSS407001A

Prepare for and implement change

MSS407002A

Review operations practice tools and techniques

MSS407003A

Analyse process changes

MSS407004A

Facilitate improvements in the internal value stream

MSS407005A

Undertake a qualitative review of a process change

MSS407006A

Build relationships between teams in an operations environment

MSS407007A

Respond to a major non-conformance

MSS407008A

Capture learning from daily activities in a organisation

MSS407009A

Facilitate improvements in the external value stream

MSS407010A

Improve visual management in the workplace

MSS407011A

Manage benchmarking studies

MSS407012A

Lead a problem solving process to determine and solve root cause

MSS407013A

Review continuous improvement processes

MSS408001A

Develop the competitive systems and practices approach

MSS408002A

Audit the use of competitive tools

MSS408008A

Analyse data for relevance to organisation learning

Group B 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSS408003A

Develop models of future state operations practice

MSS408004A

Develop the value stream

MSS408005A

Develop the learning processes of the operations organisation

MSS408006A

Develop and refine systems for continuous improvement in operations

MSS408007A

Develop problem solving capability of an organisation

MSS405002A

Analyse and map a value stream

MSS405003A

Manage a value stream

MSS405006A

Develop a Balanced Scorecard

MSS405007A

Introduce competitive systems and practices to a small or medium enterprise

MSS405020A

Develop quick changeover procedures

MSS405022A

Design a process layout

MSS405023A

Develop a levelled pull system for operations and processes

MSS405024A

Apply the theory of constraints

MSS405030A

Optimise cost of product or service

MSS405031A

Undertake value analysis of a product or process costs in terms of customer requirements

MSS405032A

Analyse cost implications of maintenance strategy

MSS405033A

Optimise office systems to deliver to customer demand

MSS405040A

Manage 5S system in an organisation

MSS405050A

Determine and improve process capability

*

MSS405052A

Design an experiment

*

MSS405053A

Manage application of six sigma for process control and improvement

*

MSS405070A

Develop and manage sustainable energy practices

MSS405081A

Develop a proactive maintenance strategy

MSS405082A

Adapt a proactive maintenance strategy to the process operations sector

*

MSS405083A

Adapt a proactive maintenance strategy for a seasonal or cyclical business

*

MSS017001A

Analyse and determine organisational risk areas in sustainability

MSS017002A

Determine process loss through mass balancing

MSS017003A

Identify and respond to external sustainability factors for an organisation

MSS017004A

Lead sustainable strategy deployment

MSS027002A

Apply environmental legislation, codes and standards

MSAENV672B

Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability

The Group B elective unit may also be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where that unit is available at Certificate IV level or above. Registered Training Organisations should seek a determination from Manufacturing Skills Australia regarding the suitability of any unit proposed for use in this qualification.

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