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