Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations

MSS40111

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Description

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to lead the implementation of sustainability related initiatives in a section of an organisation. The qualification has been developed with manufacturing operations as a focus. However, because of the range of organisations in a typical manufacturing value chain it may also be applied to other types of organisations. The qualification is also appropriate for a technician or similar person who as part of a broader job role needs to undertake sustainability related work.

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 MSS40111 Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations specifies the competencies required to identify, implement and report on sustainability related initiatives within a section of an enterprise, such as a defined work area, work team or stage of production. It may also apply to a small or medium enterprise. It includes assisting organisations to meet their obligations under sustainability related regulatory arrangements, government or similar incentives or other initiatives that apply to the employee’s area of operation.

The qualification also applies where an overview of sustainability related issues is required without the detailed technical underpinning skills, such as resource (e.g. water and carbon) mapping along a value chain, or mass balancing across a site or large enterprise. Where these skills are require the MSS50111 Diploma of Sustainable Operations should be considered.

Employment outcomes related to this qualification may include specialist roles such as a sustainability officer or sustainability project assistant. The qualification also provides specialist sustainability competencies to technical, supervisory or operational employees who do not have whole of enterprise responsibilities.

Application

This qualification provides sustainability skills that can be applied in the following organisations and environments:

  • manufacturing enterprises
  • organisations in a manufacturing value chain, such as:
  • suppliers
  • customers
  • distributors, warehouses, transport suppliers and other logistics support organisations
  • professional service suppliers to manufacturing, for example, legal, engineering, accounting, auditing and education and training suppliers.
  • 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 IV).

    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 IV).

    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 IV).

    Jobs

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

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    38.4%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Machinery Operators and Drivers

    24.3%

    Machinery Operators and Drivers
    Professionals

    9.4%

    Professionals

    Industries

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

    Transport, Postal and Warehousing

    21.6%

    Transport, Postal and Warehousing
    Manufacturing

    16.8%

    Manufacturing
    Construction

    14.4%

    Construction

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

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    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

    State and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study certain courses.
    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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