Courses MSA30208 Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology

MSA30208 Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology

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Training and assessment is conducted at the employers worksite.

Course ID: MSA30208

Program summary

This qualification is sufficiently flexible to be applicable in most manufacturing environments. NTS has structured this qualification to provide training and assessment that enables an employer to standardise the current skill level within their company in regard to safety, quality, process operations within a lean culture and operating environment. Workplace Improvement Projects undertaken by participants are designed to generate cost and efficiency gains for the employer.

The qualification is normally offered in conjunction with one other qualification depending on the requirements of each company and its workforce. The qualification offered in conjunction with MSA30208 Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology is:

  • MSS30316 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices

Delivery Structure

The program is structured into 4 clusters of related and complimentary units. The units and activities within each cluster are structured as follows:

  • Clusters 1 and 2 - Planning, preparation, review, discovery and research
  • Cluster 3 – Workplace improvement projects launched and implemented
  • Cluster 4 – Implementation and consolidation of workplace improvement projects followed by measurement, review, evaluation and reflection

Who is it for

All participants must be currently employed in production positions in a manufacturing company. This program is suitable for employees working in manufacturing where their roles require the application of industry specific skills and knowledge across a range of processes including some technical and problem-solving ability. It caters for multi-skilled outcomes and roles that include team leader functions with the production environment.

The MSA30208 Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology Cohort will have general manufacturing experience and hold job roles in the following specialist areas:

• CAD/Drafting
• Manufacturing Operations
• Laboratory Operations
• Technical Officer
• Metallurgy
• Polymer Technology
• Structural Steel Detailing

This qualification assumes that a learner has current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained and a level
of responsibility already exists. This qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.

Entry requirements

There are no mandated prerequisite qualification requirements for entry into the MSA30208 Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology. However, National Training Services offers this qualification as a work based training and assessment program. Participants must be employed in a suitable manufacturing company and need to have the support of their employer to undertake the training and assessment program over a period of approximately 14 months. Suitability is determined by identifying if applicants fit the criteria outlined below.

The MSA30208 Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology qualification is suitable for workers employed in the manufacturing industry who wish to enrol into the manufacturing operations stream.

This program is not suitable for new entrants to the manufacturing industry who have no previous training or experience in manufacturing.

Pathways

After completion of this qualification a student may choose a higher level qualification in the Manufacturing training package. For example MSA40108 Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology.

This qualification is offered by National Training Services.

Certification

Upon successful completion of all components of the qualification, a nationally recognised qualification, MSA30208 Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology will be issued.

Duration

The qualification normally takes 14 months to complete.

Completion Requirements - MSA30208 Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology

Eleven units have to be completed. The 11 units are comprised of:

  • Three core units of competency
  • Eight elective units of competency, as specified below:
  • A minimum of six (6) units from the specialist stream units list
  • The balance of elective units, to a maximum of 2, may be selected from other qualifications in the Manufacturing Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses
  • Where prerequisite units are identified, they must be counted in the total number of units required for achievement of the qualification.

Time commitment

All requirements for the course are undertaken in the workplace. Time release from usual work duties is negotiated with the employer by the trainer. Training and assessment activities undertaken in the workplace include:

  • Training sessions
  • Project planning, implementation and presentation
  • Skills development

Assessment

Assessment consists of written or verbal assessment of understanding of competitive systems and practices techniques and tools; workplace observation by the trainer; and project presentations reviewed by the trainer and workplace management.

Government Funding

For eligible students training is delivered with Victorian Government funding.

National Training Services (RTO21254) can access Victorian Government funding for this qualification through the Skills first funding program. To enquire about your eligibility for State Government funding contact National Training Services on 03 9988 7948 during office hours.

Tuition Fees

Students who are eligible for Victorian Skills First Funding will pay no tuition fees. Students not eligible for Victorian Skills First Funding may be required to pay a fee. Contact National Training Services on 03 9988 7948 during office hours for more details.

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