MSS30316 - Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices

Experienced in competitive systems and practices? Achieve recognition.

Your experience facilitating the implementation of competitive systems and practices within the workplace might already make you eligible for a Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices via RPL. This is an ideal move for experienced professionals who are looking to improve their employability within the sustainability industry.

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To be awarded the MSS30316 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices, competency must be achieved in ten (10)  units of competency.

  • three (3)  core units of competency
  • seven (7) elective units of competency, as specified below:
  • a minimum of one (1)  unit of competency from Group A
  • a minimum of two (2)  units of competency from Group B
  • the balance of four (4)  elective units of competency 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 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.

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


Core units

Unit code 

Unit title 


Implement competitive systems and practices


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Work safely

Elective units

Group A 

Unit code 

Unit title 



Ensure process improvements are sustained



Facilitate use of a Balanced Scorecard for performance improvement



Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices in an office



Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices



Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices



Lead team culture improvement

Group B 


Unit code 

Unit title 



Apply cost factors to work practices



Implement continuous improvements based on standardised work practices



Undertake root cause analysis



Map an office value stream



Facilitate a Just in Time system



Monitor a levelled pull system of operations



Work within a constrained process



Improve cost factors in work practices



Analyse manual handling processes



Map an operational process



Organise products into groups



Implement the visual workplace



Facilitate and improve 5S in an office



Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S



Facilitate breakthrough improvements



Facilitate mistake proofing in an office



Facilitate breakthrough improvements in an office



Facilitate continuous improvement through the use of standardised procedures and practices



Mistake proof an operational process



Improve changeovers



Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices



Use structured problem solving tools

Group C 

Unit code 

Unit title 



Sustain process improvements



Manage the impact of change on own work



Apply quick changeover procedures



Apply Just in Time procedures



Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements



Apply 5S procedures



Apply 5S in an office



Monitor process capability



Apply quality standards



Participate in breakthrough improvements in an office



Use planning software systems in operations



Use SCADA systems in operations



Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy


There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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