Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices – MSS50316

Course Overview

The MSS50316 Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices specifies the competencies required by managers, technical specialists or those in similar job roles that are responsible for the planning and implementation of competitive systems and practices in an organisation.

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required by a manager or technical specialist to determine and supervise the strategy for implementing competitive systems and practices in an organisation and the organisation’s value chain.

This qualification provides the skills needed to improve efficiency in an organisation through the implementation of competitive systems and practices. It complements but does not duplicate qualifications supplying operational, production, maintenance, logistics or other technical skills to industry.

The skills in this qualification are often known in industry under a variety of titles many of which relate to manufacturing which is the origin of many competitive systems and practices. The most common term is lean manufacturing. However, other names for some of the system skills and techniques include agile manufacturing, lean operations, six sigma and lean six sigma.

Entry Requirements

This qualification has no formal entry requirement. However, it should be noted that this qualification is not intended to supply operational or technical skills that are used in conjunction with competitive systems and practices skills.

The qualification assumes that a learner has current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained and a managerial or technician level of responsibility exists. The qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.

Course Mode of Training

Vative Academy’s Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices is only available through a workplace-based training delivery and may also be delivered through means of a Traineeship. All training and assessment is conducted on-the-job over a face-to-face delivery method.

Course Outcome

As the leaders and mentors of the participating group(s), Diploma level students are responsible in scoping business improvement projects with the notion of inspiring and engaging the group to think Lean as part of an overall change management strategy. Upon demonstrating competence in a Diploma level qualification, participants will also have the opportunity in gaining an international “Lean Practitioner” certification through our LSSSP (Lean Six Sigma Society of Professionals) partners. Participants will gain deepening skills of what Lean Six Sigma principles have on offer. Diploma level participants will achieve an understanding in implementing and practising the following Lean Six Sigma concepts:

  • The 8 Wastes
  • Kaizen/Process Improvement
  • Visual Management
  • Standardisation
  • Team Work
  • Problem Solving Tools and Techniques
  • Six-Sigma (Introduction)
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Waste Reduction
  • 5S
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • 5 Why/Fishbone Diagrams

Course Progression

Upon completion, Diploma participants may upskill to an Advanced Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices by leading and planning a further two Lean Six Sigma projects within their organisation.

Course Outline

To be awarded Vative Academy’s Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices (MSS50316), students must demonstrate competency with a minimum successful outcome of twenty units plus two additional units. Students will work towards achieving tangible outcomes through a series of workplace based activities and assessments in line with planning and implementing group projects aimed to have a significant positive impact on the business and their day-today work processes.

Core Units:

  • MSS405001
    Develop competitive systems and practices for an organisation
  • MSS405013
    Facilitate holistic culture improvement in an organisation
  • MSMENV472
    Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units:

  • MSS403033
    Map an operational process
  • MSS405002
    Analyse and map a value stream
  • MSS405031
    Undertake value analysis of product or process costs in terms of customer requirements
  • MSMSUP390
    Use structured problem solving tools
  • MSS402001
    Apply competitive systems and practices
  • MSS403002
    Ensure process improvements are sustained
  • MSS402080
    Undertake root cause analysis
  • MSS403011
    Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices
  • MSS403001
    Review competitive systems and practices
  • MSS403010
    Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
  • MSS403013
    Lead team culture improvement
  • MSS403030
    Improve Cost Factors in work practices
  • MSS403040
    Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S
  • MSS403041
    Facilitate breakthrough improvements
  • MSS405004
    Develop business plans in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
  • MSS405005
    Manage competitive systems and practices responding to individual and unique customer orders
  • MSS405040
    Manage 5S system in an organisation
  • MSS405021
    Develop a Just in Time system
  • MSS405041
    Implement improvement systems in an organisation
  • MSS404053
    Use DMAIC techniques
  • MSS403044
    Facilitate continuous improvement through the use of standardised procedures and practices
  • MSS405030
    Optimise cost of a product or service