MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices


MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices reflects the role of team leaders or those in similar job roles who are responsible for the implementation and monitoring of competitive systems and practices to improve efficiency in a team or work area and own work role. Individuals apply broad knowledge and analytical skills to facilitate changeand improve efficiency.

This qualification assumes that a learner has current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained and a supervisory or similar level of responsibility exists. For this reason, this qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.


There are no stated entry requirements for MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices


52 weeks based on NSW Training Plan 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
  • Submission of evidence for RPL or Credit Transfer


Job roles related to this qualification may be in small or large organisations and include individuals who provide a specialist support role in competitive systems and practices for an organisation. The target job roles may be in:

  • Production or operations
  • Office
  • Maintenance
  • Transport and logistics, and
  • Other job roles requiring the skills delivered by completing the qualification


Pathways into the qualification:

A pathway for candidates considering this qualification include MSS30316 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices

Pathways out of the qualification

After successfully achieving MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices, candidates may undertake MSS50316 Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices


MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices course structure requires students to successfully complete twelve (12) units of competency as follows:

  • Three (3) core units of competency
  • Seven (9) elective units of competency
Unit Code Unit Title C/E
MSS403001 Review competitive systems and practices Core
MSS403010 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MSS403085 Ensure process improvements are sustained Elective Group A
MSS403011 Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices Elective Group A
MSS403021 Facilitate a Just in Time system Elective Group B
MSS403086 Improve cost factors in work practices Elective Group B
MSS403032 Analyse manual handling processes Elective Group B
MSS403053 Map an operational process Elective Group B
MSMSUP390 Use structured problem-solving tools Elective Group B
MSS402080 Undertake root cause analysis Elective Group C
MSS405001 Develop competitive systems and practices for an organisation Elective Group C


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 MSS40316 Certificate IV 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 of 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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