Implement a continuous improvement system

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver MSACMT641A, 'Implement a continuous improvement system'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for continuous improvement (kaizen) event

1.1. Select process/area for kaizen event

1.2. Select kaizen team for event

1.3. Develop scope and direction for event

1.4. Validate scope with stakeholders

1.5. Determine whether to proceed with kaizen event

1.6. Negotiate problem issues with undertaking identified improvement, or choose a different process or area for improvement activity

1.7. Make infra structure and support arrangements for improvement event.

2. Undertake kaizen event

2.1. Arrange for initial training in continuous improvement (kaizen) and related skills for employees involved in improvement event

2.2. Facilitate the development of operating protocols for the team

2.3. Build a description of the target work process

2.4. Clarify points of disagreement/uncertainty through consultation and where required by reference to procedures or other relevant authority

2.5. Analyse the process to quantify waste volumes and sources

2.6. Consult individual operators in process or area asking for improvement ideas

2.7. Solve performance issues

2.8. Negotiate any differences between problems and proposed solutions and initial objectives of improvement event

2.9. Develop plan(s) and obtain agreements to implement improvements

2.10. Implement improvements

2.11. Measure changes and calculate benefits

2.12. Complete all relevant documentation

2.13. Communicate achievements to stakeholders

3. Institutionalise continuous improvement

3.1. Arrange for additional continuous improvement (kaizen) events using different team members

3.2. Arrange for ongoing continuous improvement (kaizen) events with previous kaizen team members

3.3. Build a culture for ongoing continuous improvement (kaizen)

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSACMT641A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSA61108 - Advanced Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSA50510 - Diploma of Recreational Vehicles
  • MSA41108 - Certificate IV in Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSA51108 - Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • MSS50111 - Diploma of Sustainable Operations
  • PMC60110 - Advanced Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC50110 - Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products