MSS80316 - Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices

Experienced Competitive Systems and Practices manager? Achieve formal recognition.

If you're a highly experienced team leader, expert or manager in the implementation of competitive systems and practices, with a great deal of experience performing change management functions utilising lean principles, value chain liaison and development of a supporting organisational culture, then you may be eligible to achieve your Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices via RPL. This is the perfect opportunity to raise your career profile through formal recognition.

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To be awarded the MSS80316 Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices competency must be achieved in four (4)  elective units of competency, as specified below:

  • a minimum of three (3)  units of competency from Group A
  • one (1)  additional unit of competency from Group A or Group B.

The Group B elective unit may also be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where that unit is available at Certificate IV level or above.

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.


Elective units  

Group A 


Unit code 

Unit title 


Prepare for and implement change


Review operations practice tools and techniques


Analyse process changes


Facilitate improvements in the internal value stream


Undertake a qualitative review of a process change


Build relationships between teams in an operations environment


Respond to a major non-conformance


Capture learning from daily activities in a organisation


Facilitate improvements in the external value stream


Improve visual management in the workplace


Manage benchmarking studies


Lead a process to determine and solve root cause for a complex problem


Review continuous improvement processes


Develop the competitive systems and practices approach


Audit the use of competitive tools


Analyse data for relevance to organisation learning


Group B 


Unit code 

Unit title 



Develop models of future state operations practice



Develop the value stream



Develop knowledge systems and learning processes for an organisation



Develop and refine systems for continuous improvement in operations



Develop problem solving capability of an organisation



Analyse and map a value stream



Manage a value stream



Develop a Balanced Scorecard



Introduce competitive systems and practices to a small or medium enterprise



Develop quick changeover procedures



Design a process layout



Develop a levelled pull system for operations and processes



Apply the theory of constraints



Optimise cost of product or service



Undertake value analysis of a product or process costs in terms of customer requirements



Analyse cost implications of maintenance strategy



Optimise office systems to deliver to customer demand



Manage 5S system in an organisation



Determine and improve process capability



Design an experiment



Manage application of six sigma for process control and improvement



Develop and manage sustainable energy practices



Develop a proactive maintenance strategy



Adapt a proactive maintenance strategy to the process operations sector



Adapt a proactive maintenance strategy for a seasonal or cyclical business



Analyse and determine organisational risk areas in sustainability



Determine process loss through mass balancing



Identify and respond to external sustainability factors for an organisation



Lead sustainable strategy deployment



Apply environmental legislation, codes and standards



Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability


Entrants to the MSS80316 Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices are required to have one or more of the following:

  • a relevant Advanced Diploma or Diploma qualification
  • a relevant Certificate IV qualification together with significant relevant vocational practice at a team leader/technical specialist role or higher in an organisation
  • relevant extensive vocational practice without formal qualifications at a team leader/technical specialist role or higher in an organisation
  • a relevant Bachelor Degree
  • another higher education qualification, with relevant vocational practice.


A relevant qualification that would support entry to the MSS80316 Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices should include aspects of administration, operations, office administration, logistics or manufacturing processes, including features such as productivity measurement, efficiency and effectiveness.


For the purposes of this qualification the term vocational practice is defined as experience in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices with responsibility for implementation for a team, area, site or part of the value chain of the organisation.

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