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 IV course is to develop student skills to a level where they can apply the individual tools and techniques to their own work, to assist others to apply the tools and techniques to their work and where required to manage the implementation of Competitive Systems and Practices.
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 will tailor the training content to client and student requirements.
The 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 organisation’s business needs. The candidate assessments are mapped back to the training package and the resultant qualification for successful candidates is a MSS403016 – Certificate IV of Competitive Systems and Practices.
The course comprises 12 units of study that are selected from several available units thus allowing organisations to tailor course content to meet their specific needs. A sample list of units is included in the table 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. Key areas covered in Certificate IV include:
The course content has been designed with a focus on ensuring 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 driven from the regular review of process metrics and real time data.
The Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices is comprised of 12 units made up of:
A maximum of three (3) Group C units may be selected from other qualifications in this training package, other endorsed training packaged, and accredited courses where those units are 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 training Program delivers the following outcomes for participants and the organisation:
This qualification assumes that a learner has current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained and a supervisory or similar level of responsibility exists. This qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school. The expected completion time is 12 months part time allowing for appropriate volume of learning (however, the training package allows for 24 months should the business needs interfere with program progression through the shorter timeframe).
On completion of this qualification, you will be awarded with a Certificate IV in competitive Systems and Practices.
The primary application of this qualification is where an individual has responsibility for leading and implementing competitive systems and practices in a work area or in the work of a team. The qualification also applies to individuals who act as technical resource personnel for others in the implementation of competitive systems and practices. The emphasis in the qualification is on leading and implementing competitive systems and practices as well as applying the competencies to one’s own work. This qualification provides competitive systems and practices skills that can be applied in the following organisations and environments:
The learnings are relevant and applicable to all types of organisations and to all levels of management, administration and delivery.
The program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in Lean Six Sigma to a level that can be deployed in workplace business improvement projects which can produce measurable outcomes. 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 also provides a cogent refresher for business improvement specialists and other staff who have had previous exposure to the Lean tools and techniques.
The course is suitable for:
Efficiency Works utilises experienced and qualified trainers for all workshops and training courses. All trainers hold a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAE40110), 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 actually applying the 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 fortnightly site visits to deliver training, assist with projects and check progress. This frequency of interaction has proven to be the 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
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.
Our training program includes:
A certificate is issues when a student successfully completes the required units of competency for the qualification. A Statement of Attainment is proof you’ve completed certain Units of Competency.
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Depending on what program you are undertaking with Efficiency Works, your learning will be assessed through the completion of a combination of activities, short answer questions, individual projects, team projects and class participation.