Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices - MSS40316

National Training Services Pty Ltd

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

This qualification reflects the role of team leaders or those in similar job roles who are responsible for the implementation and monitoring of competitive systems and practices to improve efficiency in a team or work area and own work role. Individuals apply broad knowledge and analytical skills to facilitate change and improve efficiency.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. For this reason, this qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 12 units
  • 3 core
  • 9 elective


  • Design an experiment
  • Review competitive systems and practices
  • Facilitate implementation or review of competitive systems and practices in an office
  • Use structured problem-solving tools
  • Implement the visual workplace
  • Support proactive maintenance
  • Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site
  • Facilitate and improve 5S in an office
  • Map an operational process
  • Undertake process capability improvements
  • Ensure process improvements are sustained
  • Manage people relationships
  • Facilitate a Just in Time system
  • Work within a constrained process
  • Monitor a levelled pull system of operations
  • Implement improvement systems in an organisation
  • Improve cost factors in work practices
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Undertake proactive maintenance analyses
  • Facilitate breakthrough improvements
  • Facilitate breakthrough improvements in an office
  • Improve changeovers
  • Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S
  • Manage relationships with non-customer external organisations
  • Develop a communications strategy to support operations
  • Analyse cost implications of maintenance strategy
  • Develop a Balanced Scorecard
  • Map an office value stream
  • Manage workplace learning
  • Design a process layout
  • Develop competitive systems and practices for an organisation
  • Facilitate the use of SCADA systems in a team or work area
  • Mistake proof an operational process
  • Use DMAIC techniques
  • Undertake value analysis of product or process costs in terms of customer requirements
  • Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy
  • Develop team strategies for more sustainable use of resources
  • Manage competitive systems and practices responding to individual and unique customer orders
  • Develop business plans in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
  • Develop quick changeover procedures
  • Adapt a proactive maintenance strategy for a seasonal or cyclical business
  • Introduce competitive systems and practices to a small or medium enterprise
  • Work safely
  • Apply the theory of constraints
  • Lead team culture improvement
  • Facilitate continuous improvement through the use of standardised procedures and practices
  • Develop a levelled pull system for operations and processes
  • Analyse manual handling processes
  • Optimise cost of a product or service
  • Facilitate the development of a new product
  • Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
  • Develop a Just in Time system
  • Undertake root cause analysis
  • Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team
  • Develop sustainable energy practices
  • Develop a proactive maintenance strategy
  • Determine and establish information collection requirements and processes
  • Determine and improve process capability
  • Manage application of six sigma for process control and improvement
  • Organise products into groups
  • Adapt a proactive maintenance strategy to the process operations sector
  • Manage a value stream
  • Develop a documentation control strategy for an organisation
  • Facilitate mistake proofing in an office
  • Optimise sustainability of a process or plant area
  • Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices
  • Apply statistics to operational processes
  • Develop the application of enterprise control systems in an organisation
  • Analyse and map a value stream
  • Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability
  • Facilitate holistic culture improvement in an organisation
  • Facilitate use of a Balanced Scorecard for performance improvement
  • Manage 5S system in an organisation
  • Optimise office systems to deliver to customer demand

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Hawthorn No
  • Flexible Delivery : 14 months

Fee comments

Campuses: Hawthorn.

Fee concessions are available to students eligible for Victorian Skills First funding

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