MSS30312 - Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices

Have experience in competitive systems and practices? Recognition awaits.

Your work supporting Competitive Systems and Practices may have already given you the skills you need to achieve formal recognition for expertise. Ensuring process improvements are sustained, applying cost factors to work practices, improving changeovers, and applying quality standards, your skills have value.

An ideal way to proceed on a career path for those who seek certification, an improved employment field, or entry into the Competitive Systems and Practices arena, skills like monitoring process capability, using SCADA systems, and applying 5S procedures elevate your status.

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To be awarded the MSS30312 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices, competency must be achieved in

  • ten (10)  units of competency.

  • three (3)  core units of competency

  • a minimum of one (1)  unit of competency from the Group A electives listed below

  • a minimum of two (2)  units of competency from the Group B electives listed below

  • the balance of four (4)  elective units of competency may be selected in any combination from Group A, Group B and Group C.

Note : Units with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk*. Prerequisite units must be counted in the total number of units required for completion of the qualification.

Core units

MSS403001A Implement competitive systems and practices

MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

MSAPMOHS200A Work safely

Elective units


MSS403002A Ensure process improvements are sustained

MSS403005A Facilitate use of a Balanced Scorecard for performance improvement

MSS403006A Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices in an office

MSS403010A Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices

MSS403011A Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices

MSS403013A Lead team culture improvement

Group B 

MSS402030A Apply cost factors to work practices

MSS402052A Implement continuous improvements based on standardised work practices

MSS402080A Undertake root cause analysis

MSS403007A Map an office value stream

MSS403021A Facilitate a Just in Time system

MSS403023A Monitor a levelled pull system of operations

MSS403024A Work within a constrained process

MSS403030A Improve cost factors in work practices

MSS403032A Analyse manual handling processes

MSS403033A Map an operational process

MSS403034A Organise products into groups

MSS403035A Implement the visual workplace

MSS403039A Facilitate and improve 5S in an office

MSS403040A Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S

MSS403041A Facilitate breakthrough improvements

MSS403042A Facilitate mistake proofing in an office

MSS403043A Facilitate breakthrough improvements in an office

MSS403044A Facilitate continuous improvement through the use of standardised procedures and practices

MSS403051A Mistake proof an operational process

MSS403084A Improve changeovers

MSAENV472B Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

MSAPMSUP390A Use structured problem solving tools

Group C 

MSS402002A Sustain process improvements

MSS402010A Manage the impact of change on own work

MSS402020A Apply quick changeover procedures

MSS402021A Apply Just in Time procedures

MSS402031A Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements

MSS402040A Apply 5S procedures

MSS402041A Apply 5S in an office

MSS402050A Monitor process capability

MSS402051A Apply quality standards

MSS402053A Participate in breakthrough improvements in an office

MSS402060A Use planning software systems in operations

MSS402061A Use SCADA systems in operations

MSS402081A Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy

* 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 Certificates 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.

This qualification has no formal entry requirement. However, it should be noted that this qualification is not intended to supply operational or technical skills that are used in conjunction with competitive systems and practices skills.

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.

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