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MSS40316 – Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices

Course Summary:

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required by a team leader or other person to implement competitive systems and practices in the work of a team or work group, or by a specialist in competitive systems and practices.  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. This qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.

Career Outcomes:

  • Production
  • Operations
  • Transport and Logistics



Class/Workplace Delivery



Part time

Full time

Part time

Full time


18 months




Delivery Method:            

  • Workplace / Flexible Delivery
  • Classroom

How to Apply:                     

  • By phone:
    • Skillinvest Metro – 1300 135 008
    • Skillinvest Regional – 1300 308 620

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

Fees and Charges

Refer to the Fees & Charges link on the Skillinvest website (

Qualification Requirements

  • To meet the packaging rules and attain the qualification, students must successfully complete 12 units of competency made up of:
    • 3 core units of competency
    • 9 elective units

Core Units

  • MSS403001 Review competitive systems and practices
  • MSS403010 Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices 

Elective Units

  • MSS403085 Ensure process improvements are sustained
  • MSS403086 Improve cost factors in work practices
  • MSS403021 Facilitate a Just in Time system
  • MSS403087 Mistake proof an operational process
  • MSS404052 Apply statistics to operational processes
  • MSS403084 Improve changeovers
  • MSS403044 Facilitate continuous improvement through the use of standardised procedures and practices
  • MSS403033 Map an operational process
  • MSMSUP390 Use structured problem solving tools