MSA40108 - Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology
Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology
This qualification is suitable for delivery as part of a two year Technology Cadetship, or can be undertaken through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement.
This qualification has five specialist streams available. These are:
Each stream offers an opportunity for significant choice in electives and each stream requires the same core units to be completed.
The minimum requirements for the Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology can also be met by holders of the Certificate III in Engineering - Technician from the Metal and Engineering Training Package.
To be awarded a Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology, competency must be achieved in sixteen (16) units of competency:
four (4) core units of competency
twelve (12) elective units of competency, chosen as described below.
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Units marked with an asterisk have one or more prerequisite requirements. The prerequisites for these units are to be counted in the total number of units required in the elective group. Please refer to the individual units for details.
Group A - specialist streams
Choose twelve (12) elective units as specified to achieve a specialist stream.
All units from each specialist stream are available in Group B as General Electives.
Three elective units may also be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, as specified below.
CAD/drafting specialist stream
Select twelve (12) elective units:
a minimum of ten (10) from the list below
the balance may be chosen from Group B General Electives.
Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to engineering designs and applications
Up to two relevant units may be chosen from the production units available at Certificate III or IV in the Plastics, Rubber & Cablemaking Training Package (PMB07), or its endorsed replacement. Note that any prerequisites are to be counted in the total number of units.
One relevant specialist elective units may be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses.
Note that for the polymer technology specialist stream, only one of the following general elective units may be chosen, not both.
The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills as identified by the manufacturing technology related industries for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that reflect skill requirements for this level.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
Complete workplace documentation and records
Use communication technologies efficiently
Develop work instructions, specifications and procedures
Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with people from NESB
Communicate with all team members
Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with clients
Use most appropriate communication method given priority, cost and customer facilities
Access, interpret and apply technical information
Work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
Liaise with and provide support to other team members
Work as part of a team
Identify and manage performance required to rneet internal and external customer needs in own work and team
Manage technical processes and provide problem solving support to others
Investigate problem causes
Identify, rectify or report potential difficulties associated with manufacture of products or provision of services
Identify environmental features, regulations, insurance requirements, legal requirements and other factors which may affect the product or service to be provided
Use material and process knowledge to solve problems
Identify hazards and suggest control measures
Determine production requirements
Conduct tests and analyse results to determine and assess production requirements
Initiative and enterprise
Seek feedback on products, processes and procedures
Gather and analyse information and apply to work related processes
Record information on the quality and other indicators of products
Support achievement of efficient production processes
Determine and act on situations requiring further information or problem solving
Planning and organizing
Identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures
Demonstrate time management skills
Source and prepare materials and resources
Sequence work to maximise safety and productivity
Interpret and apply relevant acts and regulations
Keep the work area clean and tidy at all times
Monitor own work and work of team and identify and act on any quality issues
Understand own work activities
Manage own time to meet deadlines
Implement workplace procedures and instructions
Implement learning activities as appropriate to ensure achievement of specified production requirements
Assess competencies in meeting job requirements
Be supportive, assertive and use interpersonal skills
Identify own training needs and seek skill development if required
Gather feedback to own work to assess effectiveness in meeting objectives and integrate information into own practice
Use computer software applications effectively
Work with technology safely and according to workplace standards