Course Code
Study Area(s)
Lean Enterprise (Competitive Manufacturing)
Course Length
Part-time day(1 year)
Part-time night(1 year)
Flexible(1 year)

Start Date(s): On demand - offered in your workplace
End Date(s): On demand - offered in your workplace
Days and Time: On demand - offered in your workplace

Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices maximises employment opportunities for existing workers in service or manufacturing environments.

This lean enterprise course offers advanced Lean Systems training for equipment and processes working in a service or manufacturing environment.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
MSAENV472BImplement And Monitor Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices40
MSAPMSUP390AUse Structured Problem Solving Tools40
MSS402080AUndertake Root Cause Analysis50
MSS403001AImplement Competitive Systems And Practices50
MSS403002AEnsure Process Improvements Are Sustained50
MSS403005AFacilitate Use Of A Balanced Scorecard For Performance Improvement40
MSS403006AFacilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices in an office50
MSS403010AFacilitate Change In An Organisation Implementing Competitive Systems And Practices50
MSS403011AFacilitate Implementation Of Competitive Systems And Practices40
MSS403013ALead Team Culture Improvement40
MSS403021AFacilitate A Just In Time System50
MSS403035AImplement The Visual Workplace40
MSS403040AFacilitate And Improve Implementation Of 5s50
MSS403051AMistake Proof An Operational Process50
MSS404053AUse Six Sigma Techniques40
MSS404083ASupport Proactive Maintenance50

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take place on the job in a service or manufacturing environment. You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will be advised in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

Additional comments

This course has a mid year intake with enrolments available half way through the first semester.

What will I study?

To be awarded a Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices. Competency must be achieved in 12 units chosen from the module list. ie. 3 core units of competency, a minimum of 1 unit of competency from Group A electives, a minimum of 5 units of competency from Group B electives, and the balance of 3 elective units of competency may be selected in any combination from Group A, Group B and Group C.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.


For Business and Industry

We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2019. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. The course is suitable for persons working in a variety of industry sectors as a team leader, co-ordinator, or a specialist role.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Broadmeadows Campus, or at your job site if arranged by your employer which is the preferred environment.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course is aimed at existing workers who are currently employed in a service or manufacturing environment. Completion of the course may lead to greater opportunities in your specialised area depending on your work situation.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in Lean concepts, leading change, and applying the tools to support a Lean enterprise.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course will lead to higher level studies at Diploma level. Diploma courses are run on demand, thus enquiries should be directed to the Contact Centre for further details. This course is part of a suite of related courses in Lean.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. This course may also have a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

It is preferred that you are employed to do this course. If not, consult with the course facilitator.