Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations - MSS40118

Action Learning Institute

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification specifies the skills and knowledge required to identify, implement and report on sustainability related initiatives within a section of an enterprise, such as a defined work area, work team or stage of production. It may also apply to a small or medium enterprise. It applies to specialist roles, such as a sustainability officer or sustainability project assistant. The qualification also provides specialist sustainability competencies to technical, supervisory or operational employees who do not have whole of enterprise responsibilities. It includes assisting organisations to meet their obligations under sustainability related regulatory arrangements, government or similar incentives or other initiatives that apply to the employee\u2019s area of operation.This qualification has no formal entry requirement due to the wide variety of sustainability applications in industry. However, most enterprises will expect technical skills relevant to their operations or equivalent vocational experience and for this reason the qualification is unlikely to be suitable for direct entry from school.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Use planning software systems in operations
  • Review competitive systems and practices
  • Support proactive maintenance
  • Implement environmental management plans and procedures
  • Monitor a levelled pull system of operations
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Contribute to sustainability related audits
  • Improve sustainability through readily implementable change
  • Undertake proactive maintenance analyses
  • Apply critical control point requirements
  • Facilitate breakthrough improvements
  • Undertake process capability improvements
  • Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S
  • Undertake field-based, remote-sensing monitoring
  • Evaluate sustainability impact of a work or process area
  • Undertake environmental field-based monitoring
  • Assist in the analysis of a supply chain
  • Apply project life cycle management processes
  • Undertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplace
  • Use SCADA systems in operations
  • Ensure process improvements are sustained
  • Coordinate environmental management activities
  • Contribute to the development of products or processes
  • Facilitate the use of SCADA systems in a team or work area
  • Apply project procurement procedures
  • Review procedures to minimise environmental impact of process
  • Improve cost factors in work practices
  • Use DMAIC techniques
  • Implement social sustainability in work practices
  • Develop required sustainability reports
  • Apply proactive maintenance strategies to sustainability
  • Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy
  • Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • Apply cost factors to work practices
  • Lead team culture improvement
  • Optimise sustainability of a process or work area
  • Sample, inspect and test products to specifications
  • Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
  • Assess and record the lifecycle of a product
  • Undertake root cause analysis
  • Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques
  • Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of HACCP plans
  • Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team
  • Facilitate team to develop and implement sustainability strategies
  • Participate in product engineering
  • Mistake proof an operational process
  • Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices
  • Apply statistics to operational processes
  • Facilitate use of a Balanced Scorecard for performance improvement
  • Apply HACCP to the workplace

Standard entry requirements

This qualification has no formal entry requirement.

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