MSS40316 – Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices
The purpose of this qualification is to enable the holder to lead functional teams in a business that is implementing of ‘Lean’ principles in order to become more competitive. People with this qualification are expected to lead a team to achieve business targets as well as drive team-based improvement projects. They will typically hold a Team Leader role.
Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices (MSS40316) is the ideal course for those working in team leadership roles responsible for implementing workplace competitive systems and practices.
This qualification provides the leadership skills and knowledge required to guide a work group or team to implement competitive systems and practices and also supports specialist leaders. 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.
Review competitive systems & Practices (MSS403001)
People with this competency are able to work through improvement processes that impact the key result areas of cost, quality, delivery, safety/environment, and morale. They understand and monitor the measures used to indicate the teams’ performance in these key areas.
Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices (MSS403010)
People with this competency are able to lead change in their work area. They are able to work with other key stakeholders to overcome resistance to change and ensure smooth integration through the value chain.
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices (MSMENV472)
This competency covers the outcomes required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness.
Ensure process improvements are sustained (MS403002)
People with this competency can implement systems & procedures to ensure that improvements are maintained in the long term. They can identify the training that is needed for team members to implement & maintain the improvements. They can establish measures & an ongoing review process to ensure that the gains are maintained.
Facilitate implementation or review of competitive systems and practices (MSS403006)
People with this competency are able to lead teams in a competitive business environment. They can identify and set up & maintain key performance indicators that impact the key result areas of cost, quality, delivery, safety/environment, and morale. They can plan and manage the various aspects of the improvement project.
Facilitate use of a Balanced Scorecard for performance improvement (MSS403005)
People with this competency can lead their team to drive improvement in a way that their goals are fully aligned with the Company Key Result Areas of cost, quality, delivery, safety/environment, and morale. They can plan and manage the various aspects of the improvement project.
Use structured problem solving tools (MSMSUP390)
People with this competency are able to identify problems in their work area and use a variety of problem analysis methods to determine the cause. They can help in the process of identifying the best solution to the problem & establish a process to implement the solution. They are able to communicate their recommendations when the decision-making authority is at a higher level.
Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S (MSS403040)
People with this competency can lead their team through all aspects of a 5S implementation. This requires decision-making capabilities to determine the appropriate layout for a work area, as well as the ability to develop procedures & monitor progress of the team & to provide positive feedback to maintain the gains made by the team.
Analyse manual handling processes (MSS403032)
People with this competency are able to analyse the manual handling requirements of a job and to determine safe & efficient ways to reduce the risk & effort associated with manual handling. They are able to develop procedures & to train operators in the correct way to manually handle loads in their job.
Mistake proof an operational process (MSS403051)
People with this competency are able to use mistake-proofing concepts to eliminate the causes of error and variability from production processes. They can analyse the process & develop new methods & train operators in the new procedures.
Develop quick changeover procedures (MSS405020)
People with competency are able to plan, prepare and implement quick changeovers according to set procedures. They are also able to identify opportunities for improvement in the changeover process.
Facilitate a Just in Time (JIT) system (MSS403021)
People with this competency are able to work in a Just-In-Time environment (sometimes called Kanban). They understand the philosophy of a “pull” system and follow the specified procedures that dictate flow of production. They are able to identify problems & help to develop improvements to the process.
This unit is essential for companies who wish to adopt some of the “Lean” principles.
Apply 5S procedures (MSS402040)
People with this competency understand the need to bring about order in their workplace & can support the activities to develop & maintain a well-ordered workplace. This simple philosophy provides a structured way to organise the workplace for improved safety & efficiency.
It uses the 5 pillars of:
Apply quality standards (MSS402051)
People with this competency understand the quality standards for the raw materials, components & products they work with. They are able to make measurements & observe quality attributes according to the procedural requirements of the area. When non-conforming materials are identified they can take the appropriate corrective action. They can maintain all relevant quality records in their area, including error logs and performance charts.
Undertake Root Cause Analysis (MSS402080)
People with this competency can analyse a problems and work their way from symptoms through to the root cause. They can gather and analyse data, and ask the right questions to get to the bottom of a problem.
This unit is useful both for solving a newly surfaced problem (acute), or a long term cause of variability/quality concern (chronic).
Pathways into the qualification
This qualification is suitable for either direct entry or progression from the MSS30312 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices.
Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include the MSS50312 Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices.
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.
• 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.