Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices
The MSS40312 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices specifies the competencies required by team leaders or those in similar job roles that are responsible for the implementation of competitive systems and practices in the work of a team or in a work area.
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required by a team leader or other person to implement competitive systems and practices in the work of a team or work group, or by a specialist 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.
This qualification provides the skills needed to improve efficiency in a team or work area as well as in a personâ€™s own work role through the implementation of competitive systems and practices. It complements but does not duplicate qualifications supplying operational, production, maintenance, logistics or other technical skills to industry. Where these skills are required appropriate qualifications from other Training Packages should be considered.
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.
Job roles/employment outcomes
Job roles related to this qualification may be in small or large organisations and include individuals who provide a specialist support role in competitive systems and practices for an organisation. The target job roles may be in production or operations, office, maintenance, transport and logistics, and other job roles requiring the skills delivered by completing the qualification.
In addition to the job roles listed above, employment outcomes related to this qualification also include working as a member of a project team implementing competitive systems and practices.
The primary application of this qualification is where an individual has responsibility for leading and implementing competitive systems and practices in a work area or in the work of a team. The qualification also applies to individuals who act as technical resource personnel for others in the implementation of competitive systems and practices. The emphasis in the qualification is on leading and implementing competitive systems and practices as well as applying the competencies to oneâ€™s own work.
This qualification provides competitive systems and practices skills that can be applied in the following organisations and environments:
mining and service organisations
organisations in a value chain, such as:
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, for example, Government Departments, healthcare providers, transport organisations, and so on.