Courses MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices

MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices

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Training and assessment is conducted at the employers worksite.

Course ID: MSS40316

Program summary

This qualification is applicable to general manufacturing, basic assembly lines and jobbing shops. The qualification is offered as a single qualification or in conjunction with MSM40116 Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing. Training and assessment is delivered in the workplace to employees where there is a need to learn and implement improvement processes across the entire organisation.

MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices may be offered in conjunction with MSM40116 Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing or as a single qualification.

The course 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.
Course Content
The course brochure contains a list of the units making up the qualification. Select the link below to go to the printable course brochure.

MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices Brochure

Who is it for

When offered in conjunction with MSM40116

This program is suitable for manufacturing employees working in general manufacturing, basic assembly lines and jobbing shops with significant experience of 5 years and over who can lead projects and work unsupervised in their job roles: Typically, this cohort will have general manufacturing experience
and hold senior job roles in the following fields:
• Operations
• Research and Development
• Engineering
• Planning
• Laboratory Technology
• Procurement
• Supervisory/leading hand/team leadership roles
This qualification assumes that a learner has current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained and a supervisory or similar level of responsibility exists. This qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.


When offered as a single qualification

All participants should be currently employed in supervisory positions in a manufacturing company or are in development to be upskilled or promoted to a supervisory position.
This program is suitable for non-manufacturing employees working in a manufacturing company or other business. with significant experience of 5 years and over who can lead projects and work unsupervised in their job roles: Typically, this cohort will be in a support role in a manufacturing company and hold senior job roles in the following areas:
• Office Management
• Human Resources Management
• Sales Management
• Marketing Management
• Warehousing Supervisor
This qualification assumes that a learner has current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained and a supervisory or similar level of responsibility exists. This qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.

Entry requirements

There are no mandated prerequisite qualification requirements for entry into the Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices. However, National Training Services offers these qualifications as a work based training and assessment program. Participants must be employed in a suitable manufacturing company or other business 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 MSS40316 qualification outlined in this Training and Assessment Strategy is suitable for:

  • A team leader or other person to implement competitive systems and practices in the work of a team or work group, or
  • A specialist in competitive systems and practices

This qualification is not intended to supply operational or technical skills that are used in conjunction with competitive systems and practices skills.

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

Pathways

After completion of this qualification a student may choose a higher level qualification in the Sutainability training package. For example MSS50316 Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices.

This qualification is not offered by National Training Services.

Certification

Upon successful completion of all components of the qualification, a nationally recognised qualification, MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices will be issued.

Duration

  • The qualification normally takes 14 months to complete.

Completion Requirements - MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices

To be awarded the MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices, competency must be achieved in twelve (12) units of competency. The 12 units are comprised of:

  • Three core units of competency
  • Nine elective units of competency, as specified below:
  • A minimum of one of the nine elective units must be from the Group A elective list for the qualification
  • A minimum of five of the nine elective units must from the Group B elective list for the qualification
  • The balance of three elective units of competency may be selected in any combination from Group A units, not previously selected; Group B units, not previously selected; Group C units listed in the qualification packaging rules.
  • A maximum of three Group C elective units may be selected from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available at Certificates III, IV or 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.

Time Commitment

All requirements for the course are undertaken in the workplace. Time release from usual work duties is negotiated with the employerby 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 State 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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