This is a Nationally Recognised Training course

Course Description

Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices  is a nationally recognised  qualification that provides participants with a mixture of introductory and more advanced skills in competitive systems and practices.

This qualification  reflects the varied roles of learners with current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have been previously gained through study or work experience and a supervisory, facilitation or similar level of responsibility exists.

Job roles related to this qualification may be in small or large organisations and include individuals who must support, facilitate or lead the work of others, for example, team leaders, process or operational specialists in production, office, transport and logistics, members of project teams implementing competitive systems and practices, and other job roles which require similar skills. The qualification can also apply to tradespersons in a maintenance or production role.

These learners may be new or existing workers enrolling under a traineeship or full fee for service arrangement.

 

PACKAGING RULES

The requirements for achievement of the MSS30316 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices are 10 units which consist of:

  • Completion of three (3) core units
  • Completion of seven (7) elective units as specified below
  • A minimum of one (1) elective unit from Group A
  • A minimum of two (2) elective units from Group

 The balance of four (4) elective units may be selected from;
Group A, not previously selected
Group B, not previously selected
Group C units listed below

A maximum of four (4) Group C units may be selected from other qualifications in this Training Package; other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available at Certificate III, IV or Diploma level. Units chosen should be relevant to the workplace and would normally be drawn from the appropriate sector Training Package, or possibly the Business Services Training Package.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual delivery hours delivered may differ depending on delivery mode.

Unit Code

Unit Name

Core/Elective

Nominal Hours

MSS403001

Review competitive systems and practices

Core

50

MSMWHS200

Work Safely

Core

30

MSMENV272

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Core

30

Group A Units

MSS403002

Ensure process improvements are sustained

Elective

50

MSS403010

Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices

Elective

50

MSS40313

Lead team culture improvement

Elective

40

MSS403006

Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices in an office

Elective

50

Group B Units

MSS402052

Implement continuous improvements based on standardised work practices

Elective

30

MSS403030

Improve cost factors in work practices

Elective

50

MSMSUP390

Use structured problem solving tools

Elective

40

MSS403051

Mistake proof an operational process

Elective

50

MSS403033

Map an operational process

Elective

30

MSS402030        

Apply cost factors to work practices

Elective

40

MSS402080

Undertake root cause analysis

Elective

50

MSS403007

Map an office value stream 

Elective

40

MSS403021 

Facilitate a Just in Time system

Elective

50

MSS403039

Facilitate and improve 5S in an office

Elective

40

Group C Units

MSS402002            

Sustain process improvements

Elective

40

MSS402010            

Manage the impact of change on own work

Elective

40

MSS402020            

Apply quick changeover procedures

Elective

40

MSS402041            

Apply 5s in an office

Elective

40

MSS402050            

 Monitor process capability

Elective

30

MSS402051            

 Apply quality standards

Elective

30

MSS402002            

 Sustain process improvements

Elective

40

MSS402040

Apply 5S procedures

Elective

40

The Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices  can typically be completed in 12 – 24 months. This may vary if you have applied for Credit Transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning.

Mode of Delivery

Delivery will mainly be :

  • Face to face: class room
  • On-the-job: technical experts/workplace supervisor/trainer
  • Blended: this approach is offered for those who cannot attend scheduled face to face session/s

Types of Assessments

Formative
Oral questioning, workbook activities, practical tasks

Summative
Observation and or demonstration of performance, simulation, third party report, projects
There will be other methods of assessment depending on the type of delivery and specific workplace focus or job role.

Course fees are made up oftwo components; tuition and materials fees.Due to the different level of Government subsidies available to students,there are three possible fee levels for tuition fees; concession, standard and full fee. Only one will beapplicable to you.

Please visit our Fees & Charges page for more information. Government funding and assistance varies between states, and we recommend that you contact AiGTS in order to consult on the appropriate funding that suits your personal requirements.

Full fee-paying students - Fees can be made by paying an initial payment of $1000 and remaining amountsvia 3 instalments in accordance with the Service Level Agreement.

FFS - $4,300.00

Full fees are applicable to students who do not meet State or Commonwealth funding eligibility criteria.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.  However, this qualification requires sound communication and interpersonal skills, the capacity to read and interpret written instructions and the ability to analysis and write reports in context to the job role.

Pre Training Review

All applicants are required to complete a  mandatory pre-training review which is completed prior to enrolment to ensure applicants meet the requirements to undertake the qualification.

Language, literacy and numeracy

All applicants are required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolling.  This qualification requires sound communication and interpersonal skills, the capacity to read and interpret written instructions and the ability to analyse and write reports in context to the job role.

Study Pathways

Pathways into the qualification - This qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.  Pathway into the qualification is through recognition of prior learning,  work experience or progression from the MSS20316 Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices or other vocational qualification.
Pathways from the qualification - Further training pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include but not limited to: MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices or a range of other Certificate IV qualifications.

Employment Pathways

The following list of employment pathways are examples of career goals and opportunities available for those who complete this AQF qualification:
  • Manufacturing Operator
  • Team Leader
  • Or other roles within warehousing, logistics, office, government departments, healthcare providers etc. where the implementation of lean/competitive systems and practices principles are required.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL in simple terms involves the assessment of previously unrecognised skills and knowledge that an individual has achieved outside formal education and training system.  Find out more about RPL.

Student Support
The following learning support will be available to learners:

  • LL&N referral to an organisation which is equipped to provide such support
  • Reasonable adjustment and additional support provided in the event it is found that a student is having major difficulties in completing the qualification
  • Face to face, email and telephone support, in the event a student/client has requested such support or it is deemed they need this support to complete the qualification
  • Mentoring in the workplace or by the Trainer/Assessor
  • Counselling services (to be organised in consultation with the employer and when required by the student).
Application for entry to this course is available at any time. Please contact AiGTS on 1300 134 756 in order to discuss options for commencement. You can also submit your expression of interest online.