certificate IV 

MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems
 and Practices



Course detail


We hope this answers all of your questions. If it doesn’t ask us so we can explain how we can tailor it to suit you and get a great result.


Who is this level of lean certification suitable for?


This course is primarily designed to support the training needs of employees who have or will have leadership responsibilities in an organisation, and will be involved with facilitating the implementation of lean practices. This qualification is also appropriate for operators who work under minimum supervision, particularly if they are expected to make independent decisions.


Online Training and Coaching

We now offer our courses online.  Get more information on this option here

Are subsidies available?


Yes.  This course can attract subsidies.  If you are in Queensland then we are a pre-qualified supplier under the Queensland Government's  Skills Assure program for User Choice as well as the Higher Level Skills Fund.  This means that the MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices is heavily subsidised for eligible staff.


Details on the User Choice program can be found here

Details on the Certificate 3 Guarantee and the Higher Level Skills programs can be found here.


Subsidies vary depending on your circumstances.  Contact us to find out the best deal for you.


Lean Certification Training and Assessment Methodology


Structured around lean thinking concepts and performed in the workplace this competency based training focuses on learning through real projects that improve the bottom line. To be awarded a Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices, competency must be achieved in 12 units.


CM Systems Core Units


The following 3 units must be chosen:


  • MSS403001 Review competitive systems and practices

  • MSS403010 Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices

  • MSMENV472 Implement & monitor environmentally sustainable work operations


Group A Units


A minimum of 1 unit of competency required from Group A which includes the following:


  • MSS403085 Ensure process improvements are sustained

  • MSS403011 Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices


Group B Units


A minimum of 5 units of competency required from Group B which includes the following:


  • MSS403021 Facilitate a Just in Time system

  • MSS403086 Improve cost factors in work operations

  • MSS403033 Map an operational process

  • MSS403040 Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S

  • MSS403054 Facilitate breakthrough improvements

  • MSS403087 Mistake proof an operational process

  • MSS403084 Improve Changeovers

  • MSS404087 Support proactive maintenance

  • MSMSUP390 Use structured problem solving tools


Group C Units


The balance of up to 3 units of competency can be chosen from Groups A, B & C. Group C units include the following:


  • MSS402080 Undertake root cause analysis

  • MSS405020 Develop quick changeover procedures

  • MSS405040 Manage 5S system in an organisation

  • MSMWHS200 Work safely

  • MSS405008 Analyse and map a value stream


A maximum of 3 Group C units may be selected from other qualifications in this Training Package or other endorsed Training Packages where those units are available at Cert III, Cert IV or Diploma level.


As an example the Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices for a group of team leaders could be structured like the one below:


Unit Code             Unit Title

MSS403001        Review competitive systems and practices

MSS403010        Facilitate change in an organisation implementing                                            competitive systems and practices

MSMENV472      Implement & monitor environmentally sustainable work                                  practices

MSS403085        Ensure process improvements are sustained

MSS403011        Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and                                      practices

MSS403040        Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S

MSMSUP390      Use structured problem solving tools

MSS402080        Undertake root cause analysis

MSS403053        Map an operational process

MSS403054        Facilitate breakthrough improvements

MSS403087        Mistake proof an operational process

MSS403084        Improve changeovers


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