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Training and assessment is conducted at the employers worksite.Course ID: MSA40108 Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology
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 MSA40108 Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology is:
- MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices
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.
Typically, this cohort will have general manufacturing experience and hold job roles in the following specialist areas:
• Manufacturing Operations
• Laboratory Operations
• Technical Officer
• Polymer Technology
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.
There are no mandated prerequisite qualification requirements for entry into the MSA40108 Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology. However, National Training Services offers these qualifications 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 MSA40108 Certificate IV 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 MSA50108 Diploma of Manufacturing Technology.
This qualification is not offered by National Training Services.Certification
Upon successful completion of all components of the qualification, a nationally recognised qualification, MSA40108 Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology will be issued.
The qualification normally takes 14 months to complete.
Completion Requirements - MSA40108 Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology
Sixteen units have to be completed. The 16 units are comprised of:
- Four core units of competency
- Twelve elective units of competency, as specified below:
- A minimum of ten (10) units from the specialist stream units list
- The balance of elective units, to a maximum of 2, may be selected from the Group B elective list for the qualification
- Where prerequisite units are identified, they must be counted in the total number of units required for achievement of the qualification.
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 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.
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.
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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