MSA40311 - Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing
Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of high level technical operations and manufacturing tasks required for producing products.
Job roles/employment outcomes
The MSA40311 Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing is intended for advanced production workers who use a range of equipment and are involved in solving complex problems which require theoretical knowledge, combined with an understanding of operating procedures directly related to producing products.
This qualification is typically used to develop employees performing a technical role that includes the ability to work independently and conduct technical problem solving according to the needs of the work required to produce products.
This qualification is designed to develop employees who operate across more than one category within process manufacturing or other product conversion processes in manufacturing. Typical applications would be in chemical, hydrocarbons, refining, minerals processing, plastics, rubber, cablemaking, manufactured mineral products, and other areas as appropriate.
Non-technical team leaders, coordinators and supervisors may be better served by a qualification in competitive manufacturing.
To be awarded the MSA40311 Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing competency must be achieved in a total of twenty six (26) units of competency.
five (5) core units of competency
twenty one (21) elective units of competency, as specified below.
Elective units must include:
a minimum of four (4) units from Group A
the balance of units, to a maximum of seventeen (17) may be chosen from Groups A, B and C (with a maximum of eleven (11) units from Group C).
Up to seven (7) elective units may be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, as specified below in Groups B and C.
Note: Units marked with an asterisk have one or more prerequisite requirements. Please refer to the individual units for details. Prerequisites are to be counted towards the total number required to complete the qualification.
A maximum of three (3) units may be selected from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are aligned at Certificate II or III.
Pathways into the qualification
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.
The units of competency contained within this qualification are common with other qualifications. In particular, the core units and most of the elective units are common to qualifications in the three Process Manufacturing Training Packages (coded PMA, PMB and PMC). Where competency has already been achieved, credit will be granted towards this qualification.
The units of competency in this qualification reflect competencies which are practised within the industry and recognition of prior learning (RPL) should be granted where there is sufficient evidence of competency from work-based experience.
Pathways from the qualification
Further qualification pathways from this qualification include MSA50311 Diploma of Production Management.
The MSA51108 Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing (or latest version) is also appropriate for those needing a qualification covering manufacturing practice and lean principles.
There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, in some jurisdictions some units of competency in this qualification may have regulatory requirements. Local regulations should be checked for details.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
Complete workplace documentation and records
Use communication technologies efficiently
Develop work instructions, specifications and procedures
Communicate with all team members
Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with clients
Use most appropriate communication method given priority, cost and customer facilities
Access, interpret and apply technical information
Work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
Liaise with, and provide support to, other team members
Work as part of a team
Identify and manage performance required to meet internal and external customer needs in own work and team
Manage technical processes and provide problem solving support to others
Investigate problem causes
Identify, rectify or report potential difficulties associated with manufacture of products or provision of services
Identify environmental features, regulations, insurance requirements, legal requirements and other factors which may affect the product or service to be provided
Use material and process knowledge to solve problems
Identify hazards and suggest control measures
Determine production requirements
Conduct tests and analyse results to determine and assess production requirements
Initiative and enterprise
Seek feedback on products, processes and procedures
Gather and analyse information and apply to work-related processes
Record information on the quality and other indicators of products
Support achievement of efficient production processes
Determine and act on situations requiring further information or problem solving
Planning and organising
Identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures
Demonstrate time management skills
Source and prepare materials and resources
Sequence work to maximise safety and productivity
Interpret and apply relevant Acts and regulations
Keep the work area clean and tidy at all times
Monitor own work and work of team and identify and act on any quality issues
Understand own work activities
Manage own time to meet deadlines
Implement workplace procedures and instructions
Implement learning activities, as appropriate, to ensure achievement of specified production requirements
Assess competencies in meeting job requirements
Be supportive, assertive and use interpersonal skills
Identify own training needs and seek skill development if required
Gather feedback on own work to assess effectiveness in meeting objectives and integrate information into own practice
Use computer software applications effectively
Work with technology safely and according to workplace standards