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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 IV in Sustainable Operations MSS40116

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to lead the implementation of sustainability related initiatives in a section of an organisation. The qualification has been developed with manufacturing operations as a focus. However, because of the range of organisations in a typical manufacturing value chain it may also be applied to other types of organisations. The qualification is also appropriate for a technician or similar person who as part of a broader job role needs to undertake sustainability related work.

This qualification provides sustainability skills that can be applied in the following organisations and environments:

  • manufacturing enterprises
  • organisations in a manufacturing value chain, such as:
    • suppliers
    • customers
    • distributors, warehouses, transport suppliers and other logistics support organisations
    • professional service suppliers to manufacturing eg. legal, engineering,
    • accounting, auditing and education and training suppliers.

Pathways into the qualification
This qualification has no formal entry requirement.

Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include the MSS50116 Diploma of Sustainable Operations.

To be awarded the MSS40116 Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations, competency must be achieved in ten (10) units of competency.
The Units of Competency will be mapped against two projects in the action learning program, one will be undertaken at the candidate’s company (home) and one project will be undertaken at another participating company (away). Following a Five Day Workshop series at each location, candidates will be required to implement the recommendations for the home project