Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices

MSS20312

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Description

The MSS20312 Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices provides introductory skills and specifies the competencies required to apply competitive systems and practices to a level suitable for application to an individual’s own work role.

This qualification provides the skills needed to improve efficiency in a person’s own work role. It complements but does not duplicate qualifications supplying operational, production, maintenance, logistics or other technical skills to industry. Where these skills are required appropriate qualifications from other Training Packages should be considered.

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, lean six sigma, and so on.

The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through a combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The range of skills and knowledge supplied by this qualification does not support applying competitive systems and practices to the work of others or of leading a competitive systems and practices based change process. Typical tasks relevant to this qualification include process work, operation of equipment, individual performance of trade-related work, office work, stores work and other individually performed work requiring introductory skills and knowledge in competitive systems and practices. This qualification would also be suitable for a member of a project team implementing competitive systems and practices where introductory skills are required.

Application

This qualification provides competitive systems and practices skills that can be applied in the following organisations and environments:

  • manufacturing enterprises
  • mining and service organisations
  • office environments
  • organisations in a value chain, such as:
  • suppliers
  • customers
  • distributors, warehouses, transport suppliers and other logistics support organisations
  • professional service suppliers, for example, legal, engineering, accounting, auditing, and education and training suppliers that may be assisting other organisations in implementing competitive systems and practices
  • other organisations implementing competitive systems and practices, for example, Government Departments, healthcare providers, transport organisations, and so on.
  • Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate II).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate II).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate II).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field (Certificate II) are most often employed as:

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    45.5%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Labourers

    18.3%

    Labourers
    Community and Personal Service Workers

    10.4%

    Community and Personal Service Workers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field (Certificate II) are most often employed in:

    Construction

    22.3%

    Construction
    Other Services

    14.0%

    Other Services
    Retail Trade

    11.1%

    Retail Trade

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

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    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     

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    Subsidised Training

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    Unfortunately, no subsidies are currently available for this course.

    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.

    Australian Apprenticeships


    Australian Apprenticeships (also known as apprenticeships and traineeships) combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

    Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship.


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