MSS30316 - Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices

Course Code : MSS30316

Modes of Delivery

Workplace Based

Course Duration

1 year full time

MSS30316 – Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices

The purpose of this qualification is to develop further skills and understanding to make valuable contributions to the ongoing improvement of a competitive business. Graduates of this qualification will participate in a range of team-based activities to analyse performance, identify & address issues and seek out improvement opportunities through workplace projects.

The list of competencies outlined below is recommended for personnel across a variety of industries. The qualification can be designed and tailored to suit specific business needs through the selection of elective units.

Entry Requirements
This qualification assumes that a learner has current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained and a supervisory, facilitation or similar level of responsibility exists. The qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.

This qualification can apply to an individual applying competitive systems and practices to their own work or where a person has responsibility for facilitating the application of competitive systems and practices to a work area or to the work of a team. The team may be a permanent, formally designated team or be a project team implementing competitive systems and practices. For application to individual work the qualification provides the opportunity to gain a greater understanding and skill in competitive systems and practices than is available in the MSS20312 Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices qualification.

This qualification provides competitive systems and practices skills that can be applied in the following organisations and environments:

manufacturing enterprises

mining and service organisations

organisations in a value chain, such as:



distributors, warehouses, transport suppliers and other logistics support organisations

professional service suppliers, for example, legal, engineering, ac counting, auditing, and education and training suppliers that may be assisting other organisations in im plementing competitive systems and practices other organisations implementing competitive systems and practices, for example, Gov ernment Departments, healthcare providers, transport organisations, and so on.

Course Structure

Core units
MSS403001 Implement Competitive Systems and Practices
MSMWHS200 Work safely
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective units
MSS402010 Manage the impact of change on own work
MSS402002 Sustain process improvements
MSS402040 Apply 5s procedures
MSMSUP390 Use structured problem solving tools
MSS402020 Apply quick changeover procedures
MSS402021 Apply just in time (JIT) procedures
MSS402050 Monitor process capability
MSS402080 Undertake root cause analysis
MSS403051 Mistake proof an operational process
MSS402030 Apply cost factors to work practices

Pathways into the qualification
This qualification is suitable for either direct entry or progression from the MSS20312 Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices.

Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include the MSS40312 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices.

Prerequisite Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification

Assessment Methods
The following methods will be used to determine the achievement level of competency. The customisation and flexibility of the methods for assessment aim to address specific needs and learning situations.

• Observation
• Demonstration
• Projects & presentations
• Port folios
• Quiz – Q & A
• Role play

Requirements to Receive the Qualification
Students are required to successfully complete all units of competence to be awarded this qualification.