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 Diploma course is to develop student skills to a level where they can apply the individual tools and techniques to a diverse range of work environments, lead organisations in the deployment of Lean Six Sigma and provide strategic input to the organisation’s business improvement agenda.
This qualification, which provides more advanced skills in Lean Six Sigma, is nationally accredited under the Australian Skills Quality Authority. Efficiency Works will tailor the workshop agenda and training content to customer requirements, and to the workshop participants.
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 Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices MSS50316.
The course comprises 20 units of study that are selected from 29 available units some of which are usually included in Certificate III and Certificate IV courses. As with all Efficiency Works courses, the Diploma course units can be tailored to meet specific organisational needs. A sample list of units is included below.
This training program delivers the following outcomes for participants and the organisation:
The Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices course is designed to provide students with the skills and a working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma, combined with the competencies required to lead organisations in the deployment of a Lean Six Sigma strategy. The course is suitable for:
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 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 the delivery of 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 24 months. During this time, we will require fortnightly 4 hour site visits 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 their project work and allow time for 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 workplace projects that are selected in conjunction with management. This ensures that 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.
Students will progress through the Certificate IV in the first 12 months providing a milestone qualification halfway through their learning journey. They then continue for to the remaining units achieving their Diploma in the second 12 months of learning.
Our training program includes:
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