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What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is the ability to maintain and grow operations with the resources available (economic, human and environmental) now and in the future. Read more

What is Action Learning?

Action Learning is learning by doing. A small team works intensively to tackle a problem of real importance to the organisation. Read more

Who should participate?

Action Learning is relevant to all levels of the organisation from Senior Management to front line staff, and to all industry sectors including manufacturing, transport and logistics, health care and government services; any sector that aims to deliver value to end customers.

Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices MSS30316

This qualification provides a mixture of introductory and more advanced skills in competitive systems and practices. 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.

The skills in this qualification are often known in industry under a variety of titles many of which relate to manufacturing which is the origin of many competitive systems and practices. The most common term is lean manufacturing. However, other names for some of the system skills and techniques include agile manufacturing, lean operations, six sigma, lean six sigma, and so on.

This qualification can apply to an individual applying competitive systems and practices to their own work or where a person has responsibility for facilitating the application of competitive systems and practices to a work area or to the work of a team. The team may be a permanent, formally designated team or be a project team implementing competitive systems and practices. For application to individual work the qualification provides the opportunity to gain a greater understanding and skill in competitive systems and practices than is available in the MSS20316 Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices qualification.

This qualification provides competitive systems and practices skills that can be applied in the following organisations and environments:

  • manufacturing enterprises
  • mining and service organisations
  • office environments
  • organisations in a value chain, such as:
    • suppliers
    • customers
    • distributors, warehouses, transport suppliers and other logistics support
    • organisations
    • professional service suppliers, for example, legal, engineering, accounting, auditing, and education and training suppliers that may be assisting other organisations in implementing competitive systems and practices
      other organisations implementing competitive systems and practices eg. Government Departments, healthcare providers, transport organisations, and so on.

Pathways into the qualification
This qualification is suitable for either direct entry or progression from the MSS20316 Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices.

Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include the MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices.

To be awarded the MSS30316 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices, competency must be achieved in ten (10) Units of Competency.

The Units of Competency will be mapped against one project in the action learning program to be undertaken at the Participant’s company (home). Following a Five Day Workshop series Participants will be required to assist with the implementation of the recommendations for the home project.