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Sustainability MSS

Overview

Commencements

Availability & Duration

Australian School-based Apprenticeships

Overview

These qualifications cover competitive systems and practices, environmental monitoring and technology and sustainable operations areas of work.

‘Manufacturing’, ’Automotive Manufacturing’, ‘Automotive Retail, Service and Repair’, ’Metal and Engineering’ ‘Plastics, Rubber & Cablemaking’ and ’Sustainability’ are associated industries.
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Quick facts

The training units of competent structure and packing rules are detailed in Training Package documents.

The information provided here includes the most recent changes from the MSS (release 1) Training Package.

The Sustainability Training Package MSS (release 1) includes 27 qualifications.

Registered Training Organisations can access the full details of this Training Package from the
training.gov.au website.

 

Career information

Qualification and job outcome information is also presented in a Job Pathway Chart.

For specific industry information click here.

More detail of how training works can be accessed here: for employers; for potential employees.

Use the My Skills site to search for Registered Training Organisations registered to deliver courses. Each State and Territory separately approves Registered Training Organisations to deliver apprenticeships and traineeships in their jurisdiction.

onstration of skills and knowledge.

Qualifications Summary

MSS20316 - Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices

This training provides 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 assumes that a learner has current or past work experience where some operational or technical skills have already been gained. The qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.

MSS30312 - Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices

This qualification provides a mixture of introductory and more advanced skills in competitive systems and practices. It complements but does not duplicate qualifications supplying operational, production, maintenance, logistics, administration or other technical skills to industry. Where these skills are required appropriate qualifications from other Training Packages should be considered.

MSS30316 - Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices

This qualification provides a mixture of introductory and more advanced skills in competitive systems and practices. It is not intended to supply operational or technical skills that are used in conjunction with competitive systems and practices skills. It also assumes that a learner has current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained and a supervisory, facilitation or similar level of responsibility exists. 

MSS40116 - Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations

This training covers 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.It does not supply operational or technical skills.

MSS40216 - Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology

This training covers the competencies required to conduct environmental sampling, testing and monitoring in a variety of industry sectors, such as: environmental monitoring, sampling and field testing (e.g. air, water, soil and rocks); geotechnical services; natural resource management; water supply and treatment, storm and wastewater management; solid and hazardous waste management.

MSS40312 - Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices

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.  It covers the skills needed to improve efficiency in a team or work area as well as in a person’s own work role through the implementation of competitive systems and practices. It complements but does not duplicate qualifications supplying operational, production, maintenance, logistics or other technical skills to industry.

MSS40316 - Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices

This training is for 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. it is not intended to supply operational or technical skills that are used in conjunction with competitive systems and practices skills.

MSS50116 - Diploma of Sustainable Operations

Appropriate training for those in technical, supervisory or operational role in sustainability in an organisation and/or its value chain (e.g. suppliers of goods or services, or customers). 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.

MSS50216 - Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology

This qualification specifies the competencies required to apply a range of methods and technologies to conduct environmental sampling, testing and monitoring in most industry sectors, and to assist environmental scientists, engineers and planners with site assessment, minimising environmental impacts of processes and remediation/rehabilitation of sites.

MSS50312 - Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required by a manager or technical specialist to determine and supervise the strategy for implementing competitive systems and practices in an organisation and the organisation’s value chain. It provides the skills needed to improve efficiency in an organisation through the implementation of competitive systems and practices. It complements but does not duplicate qualifications supplying operational, production, maintenance, logistics or other technical skills to industry.

MSS50316 - Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices

Appropriate training for managers, technical specialists or those in similar job roles who are responsible for the implementation of competitive systems and practices in an organisation. It the skills and knowledge required by a manager or technical specialist to determine and supervise the strategy for implementing competitive systems and practices in an organisation and the organisation’s value chain.

MSS60312 - Advanced Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required by a manager or technical specialist to determine and supervise the strategy for implementing competitive systems and practices in a large organisation and in the organisation’s value chain, or in an organisation where the implementation of competitive systems and practices is particularly complex. It complements but does not duplicate qualifications supplying operational, production, maintenance, logistics or other technical skills to industry.

MSS60316 - Advanced Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices

Suitable for managers and technical specialists responsible for the implementation of competitive systems and practices in an organisation. It provides the skills and knowledge required to determine and supervise the strategy for implementing competitive systems and practices in a large organisation and in the organisation’s value chain, or in an organisation where the implementation of competitive systems and practices is particularly complex

Note: Employers should be aware that this information is provided as a guide only to the content and use of the Training Package. Employers should seek advice from an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider or Registered Training Organisation for more detail.

Commencements
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
MSS30312 - Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices
Annual Commencements 0 200 70 205 0 0 0 0
MSS30316 - Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 105 0 10 0 0
MSS40312 - Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices
Annual Commencements 0 165 15 140 0 10 0 10
MSS40316 - Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices
Annual Commencements 0 10 0 20 0 5 0 0
MSS50312 - Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices
Annual Commencements 0 5 0 15 0 0 0 0

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Availability and Duration
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
MSS20316 - Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
MSS30312 - Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MSS30316 - Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 12 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
MSS40116 - Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
MSS40216 - Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
MSS40312 - Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MSS40316 - Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
MSS50116 - Diploma of Sustainable Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
MSS50216 - Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
MSS50312 - Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MSS50316 - Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 24 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T
MSS60312 - Advanced Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MSS60316 - Advanced Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification T *

Legend: = Yes, = No, A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship, T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship, * = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)
A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occuptations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
MSS20316 - Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices
Availability
MSS30312 - Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices
Availability
MSS30316 - Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices
Availability
MSS40312 - Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices
Availability
MSS50312 - Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices
Availability
MSS60312 - Advanced Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices
Availability

Legend: = Yes, = No

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Australian Apprenticeships may also be undertaken as part-time employment. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).

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