The Certificate III reflects vocational outcomes for those performing supervision roles, specialised technical tasks or multi-skilled roles within a production environment.
This qualification is typically used to develop skill and knowledge in the application of specialised technical, operational and supervisory skills within a hide, skin and leather processing enterprise or an enterprise involved in the production of leather goods.
Pathways into the qualification
Direct entry into this qualification requires completion of a total of nineteen (19) units of competency according to the rules described below.
Units that have been achieved through completion of the LMT21207 Certificate II in Leather Production may be credited towards this Certificate III qualification.
Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include MSA41108 Certificate IV in Competitive Manufacturing, or other relevant manufacturing qualifications.
There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements in some environments. Local regulations should be checked for details.
To be awarded the Certificate III in Leather Production, competency must be achieved in nineteen (19) units of competency.
Six (6) core units of competency
Thirteen (13) elective units of competency as specified below.
If Certificate II has been achieved, an additional six (6) units are required. All core units listed must be achieved - any Certificate III core units not achieved at Certificate II must be completed as part of the additional six (6) units required for the Certificate III. Units that have been credited towards lower level qualifications must not be selected in the additional six (6) unit requirement. At least two (2) of the six (6) units must be from Group A and at least one (1) must be from Group B.
Note: Where prerequisite units apply, these have been noted, and must be considered in the total number of units.
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Select thirteen (13) units as specified below.
A minimum of two (2) units must be selected from Group A A minimum of one (1) unit must be selected from Group B
A minimum of four (4) units must be selected from Group C
A maximum of two (2) units may be chosen from Group E
A maximum of three (3) units may be selected from Group F
The remainder must be selected from Groups A, B, C and D.
When this qualification is applied for a hide skin and leather context, the rules for unit selection apply to units coded HL.
When this qualification is applied for a leather production context, the rules for unit selection apply to units coded LG.
NOTE: Competitive Manufacturing Training Package units, identified in Group E as MSACM coded units, should be selected on the basis of work requirements. Those at Certificate II level (units in the 200 series) are appropriate for operators. MSACM units for those in Certificate III level positions such as team leaders should be selected from both the 200 series and the 400 series.
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Other Leather Production units that are available at Certificates II (maximum 1 unit) and III (maximum 3 units)
Other TCF Training Package units that are available at Certificates II (maximum 1 unit), III (maximum 3 units) and IV (maximum 1 unit)
Units from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses that are available at Certificates II (maximum 1 unit), III (maximum 3 units) and IV (maximum 1 unit)
Employability Skills Summary - Certificate III in Leather Production
The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills as identified by the leather production 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:
communicate with personnel throughout the enterprise
complete and compile written orders and documentation
use communication technologies efficiently
develop work instructions, visuals and signs
demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills
read and interpret work orders
explain processes to others in the workplace
encourage the sharing of work information
work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
provide support to others in the work area
provide leadership in a team
identify performance required to meet customer needs in own work and team
encourage the sharing of information between team members
plan and support team activities
identify hazards and monitor risk control procedures
check performance of equipment and make approved adjustments
identify problems and make contributions to their solution
monitor and report on workplace activities
identify and promptly address problems or issues
assess quality of work pieces
determine effective work practices
provide problem solving support to team members
identify and report potential environmental hazards
Initiative and enterprise
develop and implement continuous improvement strategies
facilitate team development
seek and provide feedback on procedures and processes
redesign or adjust workplace practices to ensure that non-conformance is not repeated
record information on the quality and other indicators of production performance
identify and implement process improvements
coordinate work activities and manufacturing processes
monitor workplace performance
use analytical and decision making skills
Planning and organising
plan work requirements and production
determine and implement work schedules and priorities
monitor and evaluate production and quality
identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures
determine materials, chemicals, quality and production requirements
monitor resource use in own work
apply time management skills to ensure work flow
identify responsibilities for own work role
keep the work area clean and tidy at all times
conduct regular housekeeping activities
identify task outcomes and performance measures
locate, interpret and apply information relevant to own work
understand own work activities
establish own work schedule
monitor and evaluate own work
conduct work in a manner which minimises waste
accept responsibility for quality of work
identify resource requirements
assess competencies in meeting job requirements
listen to feedback from others
identify own skill requirements and seek skill development if required
identify sources of information to expand knowledge and understanding
identify and address skill development needs of others in the team
carry out pre-operational checks on equipment and machines
operate equipment and machines
use machinery to meet productivity requirements
monitor and adjust machine functions
perform minor maintenance
clean and check equipment and machines
work with technology safely and according to workplace standards