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The MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices is offered through an assessment only pathway for those who have significant experience in sustainable business process improvements such as Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean and would like to have them formally recognised.

The MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices specifies the competencies required by team leaders or those in similar job roles that are responsible for the implementation of competitive systems and practices in the work of a team or in a work area.

Who Will Benefit

Those who have current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained and a supervisory or similar level of responsibility exists.

What Is Required to Gain the Qualification

To gain this qualification you will be required to complete 12 assessment tools and submit evidence demonstrating your application of skills and knowledge as aligned to the 12 units of competency. Should you not be able to meet all of the competency requirements, you may be required to attend gap training.

Participants have up to 2 years to complete the assessment requirements of the qualification. This time frame will vary for each individual depending on their existing level of skills and knowledge.

AIM WA recommends regular attendance on the monthly Free Qualification Support Workshops while completing the assessment requirements.

How Do I Get Started

  1. Download the Enrolment Kit located on this page under Related Information
  2. Read through the kit to learn more about the qualification and its requirements
  3. Complete the self-assessment & LLN questionnaires, direct managers sign off and Enrolment form
  4. Email all 4 documents to enrol onto the qualification to assessments@aimwa.com
  5. Once enrolled you will receive log-in details for the AIM WA Assessment Portal to access your assessments

Recommended Support Programs

We recommend the following program/s to support your Professional Development;

Click on the program name below to view program outline and dates

Typical Units of Competency

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
MSS403011 Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices
MSS403035 Implement the visual workplace
MSS403053 Map an operational process
MSS403055 Facilitate continuous improvement through the use of standardised procedures and practices
MSS403087 Mistake proof an operational process
MSS404053 Use DMAIC techniques
MSS404054 Apply statistics to operational processes
MSMSUP390 Use structured problem-solving tools
MSS405008 Analyse and map a value stream

Investment Required


This qualification is available through an assessment only pathway.

Non Member $2520
Corporate / Professional Member $2100

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