Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices
The MSS50312 Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices specifies the competencies required by managers, technical specialists or those in similar job roles that are responsible for the implementation of competitive systems and practices in an organisation.
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required by a manager or technical specialist to determine and supervise the strategy for implementing competitive systems and practices in an organisation and the organisationâ€™s value chain. 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 an organisation 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
The main target job roles related to this qualification are:
people with operating responsibility for a whole area, site or organisation who are managing the implementation of competitive systems and practices
technicians and other specialists providing high-level support and supervision of the implementation of competitive systems and practices across an organisation or site.
The target job roles may be in small or large organisations in production or operations, office maintenance, transport and logistics, and other job roles requiring the skills delivered by completing the qualification.
The primary application of this qualification is where an individual has responsibility for determining, implementing and managing the implementation of competitive systems and practices across an organisation. Responsibilities may also include liaison with the organisationâ€™s value chain on implementing and measuring the performance of competitive systems and practices.
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 manufacturing 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.