MSS30322 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices


MSS30322 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices applies to individuals who apply competitive systems and practices to their own work, contribute to identifying improvements and, where required, assist others to apply competitive systems and practices to their work.

This qualification provides a mixture of fundamental and more advanced skills in competitive systems and practices. It can also provide skills in guiding and assisting others in the competitive systems and practices environment.

This qualification complements but does not duplicate qualifications which cover the specific operational or technical skills required in an industry or job role. The qualification is an add-on, or overlay, for a person who has existing skills in their work for example in production, logistics, administration, healthcare, maintenance, financial services, warehousing, agribusinesses or other industries or job roles.

Where the person does not hold those skills the appropriate qualifications from other Training Packages should be considered.

The qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.

The qualification assumes that the person has current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained with sufficient expertise to enable them to take some facilitation, guidance or similar responsibility for team members.

The skills in this qualification may be known under a variety of titles and use of these titles can be confusing. Some titles refer to manufacturing, which is the origin of many competitive systems and practices. Other titles refer to specific techniques and still others to approaches which apply a range of their own techniques and techniques adapted from other approaches. The titles may also reference other, for example, lean manufacturing, lean six sigma, lean operations, agile project management and so on. These terms have changed over time and the practices are now being applied across a wide variety of industries. 

Therefore ‘Competitive Systems and Practices’ is not an approach or system in its own right. It is a broad collective term intended to encompass the flexible application of various tools, techniques, systems and approaches that have synergies around continuous improvement, efficiency, business improvement and similar goals.


There are no stated entry requirements for MSS30322 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices


52 weeks based on customisation with employer requirements but may vary based on:

  • Customisation and employment outcome for elective units of competency selected
  • Employee availability release time per week for work place training


Job roles related to this qualification may be in small or large organisations and include individuals who must support, facilitate or lead the work of others. The target job roles may be in:

  • Team leaders
  • Process or operational specialists in production
  • Office
  • Transport and logistics
  • Members of project teams implementing competitive systems and practice
  • Other job roles which require similar skills


Pathways into the qualification:

This qualification is suitable for direct entry

Pathways from the qualification:

After successfully achieving MSS30322 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices, further training pathways from this qualification include MSS40322 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices.


MSS30322 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices consists of twelve (12) units of competency:

  • Four (4) core units, plus
  • Eight (8) elective units
Unit Code Unit Title C/E
MSMWHS200 Work safely Core
MSS402003 Apply competitive systems and practices Core
MSS402084 Undertake root cause analysis Core
MSS403003 Contribute to improvements in competitive systems and practices Core
MSS402055 Apply quality standards Elective
MSS403009 Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices Elective
MSS402023 Apply Just in Time procedures Elective
MSS402042 Apply 5S procedures Elective
MSS403031 Analyse and improve manual handling processes Elective
MSMSUP390 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
MSMENV472 Develop competitive systems and practices for an organisation Elective
MSS403022 Facilitate a Just in Time System Elective


Pivotal Education understands the philosophy that training should be tailored to suit individual client’s business objectives. Therefore, Pivotal Education can customise the elective units of competency to suit prospective client’s specific industry requirements. Customisation may result in changes to the duration required to complete the qualification.


Pivotal Education delivers in the following locations:

  • Workplace – employees can benefit from training and assessment in the work place and particularly in their work area to make the experience meaningful and relevant to vocational outcomes
  • Pivotal Education – small classes can benefit from training and assessment at Pivotal Education’s own meeting room.
  • External Venues – Pivotal Education arranges meeting rooms and simulated environments where required to deliver and assess part of a qualification or single unit of competency


Training is delivered through blended flexible work-based training and assessment including group sessions, one to one delivery and work station observation. This may include:

  • Face to Face instruction in a designated quiet area
  • Practical demonstration/observation in the work station area as required
  • Mentoring
  • Integrated online learning through Canvas
  • Component of self-paced study to research and prepare for assessments
  • Workplace supervision


Students will be assessed using relevant assessment methods for each unit which includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Short Answer Assessment Questions
  • Practical demonstration/ observation
  • Project Task
  • Portfolio of evidence – workplace documents
  • Third Party report indicates essential evidence of completing a work-based training

Assessment is conducted at the following session to which the training has been conducted allowing the participant to carry out tasks directly related to the unit of competency studied and the supervisor to adequately observe the student in depth during this time period.


Students that successfully complete all 12 units of competency as stated in the Course Structure will be issued with MSS30322 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices by Pivotal Education. This qualification is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Students that complete some but not all the units of competency as stated in the Course Structure may be issued with a Statement of Attainment by Pivotal Education. It will identify only those units of competence that have been completed as part of the qualification and recognised nationally under the AQF.


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