Vocational Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Operations
This qualification provides professional development training and recognition to people exercising leadership or change management functions in an organisation on sustainability, including setting of sustainability strategy and leadership and planning for the deployment of the sustainability strategy.
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 and that the learner has access to a workplace for projects.
Job roles/employment outcome
The MSS70111 Vocational Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Operations provides professional development for individuals who already have some previous training or work experience in sustainability systems and processes. It is not an entry level qualification in sustainability. In particular the qualification assumes that learners are already familiar with the basic concepts of sustainability (e.g. triple bottom line, concept of emissions, carbon and carbon equivalence, environmental impact, and so on) and are also familiar with the operations and processes used within their organisation.
The qualification applies to individuals who have responsibility at a strategy level for improving sustainability within an organisation. Aspects of this responsibility may include regulatory responses, setting and monitoring of sustainability related performance indicators, liaison with stakeholders including shareholders, employees, value chain members and the local and general community. Target groups include supervisors, managers and technical experts responsible for implementing sustainability improvement strategies and practices in their organisation and/or all or part of the value chain.
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.