This qualification applies to team leaders or others who are responsible for facilitating and monitoring the implementation 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 change and improve efficiency.
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 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 each 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 or similar goals.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.