The Competitive Systems and Practices program has been designed to assist Australian organisations become more globally competitive through innovative training and sustainable business outcomes.
The objective of the Competitive Systems and Practices Certificate III course is to develop student skills to a level where they can apply the individual Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques to their own work as well as, where required, to assist others to apply the tools and techniques to their work.
This qualification, which provides a mixture of introductory and more advanced skills in Lean Six Sigma, is nationally accredited under the Australian Skills Quality Authority. Efficiency Works partners closely with organisations to tailor training content to client and student requirements.
This competency-based training is structured around Lean Six Sigma concepts, coupled with coaching aimed at creating maximum ownership and engagement. Students’ assessments are based on workplace improvement projects that are practical and action oriented.
The program comprises a combination of units aimed at facilitating behavioural change through the application of specific business improvement techniques, tailored to suit the client’s business needs.
The candidate assessments are mapped back to the training package and the resultant qualification for successful candidates is a Certificate III of Competitive Systems and Practices MSS30316.
The course comprises 10 units of study that are selected from a range of available units, thus allowing organisations to tailor course content to meet their specific needs. A sample list of units is included below. Using the knowledge and skills developed throughout the training workshops, students form into groups to identify and prepare for a series of subsequent workplace projects that will be undertaken for each topic.
The direct and immediate application into workplace projects reinforces the learning and is immediately converted into productivity gains and service improvements.
This training program delivers the following outcomes for participants and the organisation:
The Certificate III of Competitive Systems and Practices course is designed to provide students with the skills and a working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma.
The primary application of this qualification is where an individual has responsibility for implementing Lean Six Sigma in a work area or in the work of a team. The course is suitable for:
The course content has been designed with a focus on ensuring strategy and improvements are developed using real data from the relevant processes. In this way, the application of Visual Management systems and the use of data becomes a central theme to the training, with the emphasis on ensuring continuous improvement is deployed throughout the organisation and driven from the regular review of process metrics and real time data.
As an example, MSS30316 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices could be structured as detailed below:
Unit Code Unit Title
Efficiency Works utilises experienced and qualified trainers for all training courses. All trainers hold a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAE40116), a qualification that reflects the roles of trainers in the vocational educational and training (VET) sector, and a requirement of the Australian Quality Training Framework for a structured VET program.
Efficiency Works’ process is heavily centred on business improvement and the actual application of theory to improve the organisation. Rather than using theoretical case studies and scenarios, we work “live” in your organisation providing students with real experience in Competitive Systems and Practices and demonstrated competence through organisational improvements.
Our approach is inherently consultative providing significant interaction between the process we use to liaise with students, the Business Improvement team and Management, all of whom are stakeholders in the training program.
The program is competency based, so durations vary, but it is estimated that the course will extend over a period of approximately 12 months. During this time, we will require a 3 – 4 hr fortnightly site visit to deliver training, assist with projects and check progress. This frequency of interaction has proven to be the most successful as it allows time for participants to progress adequately with their project work with a balance of time spent on their normal day-to-day activities.
This coaching is supported by online research using our Learning Management System (LMS).
A typical training session consists of a discussion on the relevant training theory followed by assistance with a project out in the workplace. Workplace projects are selected in conjunction with management to ensure the students are spending time on real, worthwhile issues that will deliver actual improvements.
Assessment is made up of theory quizzes, projects, and skills demonstrations. Extra time away from the formal contact with Efficiency Works is required if students are to complete the qualification. Most organisations find that the required time including the formal tuition and coaching is 4 hours per week however we adapt our delivery plans in consultation with your management and students to suit organisational needs.
For further information, or to enrol and commence: