Summary

Who
The Sustainability Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing.

What
A review of the competitive systems and practices–related qualifications in the MSS Sustainability Training Package.

When
• Public consultation was conducted on the draft Case for Change from 8 April to 22 April 2020 and is now closed.
• The Case for Change is scheduled to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in May 2020.

Why
• This subject area has the highest number of enrolments of the training package, accounting for 97% of enrolments.
• New forms of human–machine and machine–machine interaction are emerging, leading to more sustainable and competitive business operations.
• Stakeholders identified that there are currently no formal skill sets that enable skilled workers to implement specific initiatives and practices, including 5S and Kaizen.
• There are untapped opportunities for businesses to upskill their entire workforce by implementing organisation-wide competitive systems and practices.
• There is an increasing focus on advanced manufacturing and sustainable manufacturing processes.
• Feedback indicates that several competitive systems and practices units have duplicate content.

How
IBSA Manufacturing Training Package Development Methodology
Training Package Development and Endorsement Process Policy.

What’s the latest?
May 2020: The draft Competitive Systems and Practices Case for Change is now being prepared by IBSA for approval by the Sustainability IRC and is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC this month.


Details

IBSA Manufacturing, on behalf of the Sustainability Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has developed a draft Case for Change to review and update the Competitive Systems and Practices qualifications in the MSS Sustainability Training Package.

In consultation with the IRC, IBSA Manufacturing established an IRC subcommittee to oversee the Case for Change development.

This Case for Change focuses on reviewing and updating competitive systems and practices qualifications to meet workforce upskilling demands and emerging technological changes.

Cases for Change provide evidence and a rationale for proposed changes to training package components. Once prepared, IBSA Manufacturing, on behalf of the Sustainability IRC, submits a Case for Change to the AISC for their review and consideration. When a Case for Change is approved it forms the basis of a training package project.


Progress Updates

May 2020
The draft Case for Change is now being prepared by IBSA for approval by the Sustainability IRC and is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC this month.

Previous Updates

April 2020
The draft Competitive Systems and Practices Case for Change was available for review and comment from 8 April to 22 April 2020. Public consultation has now closed. Thank you to all industry experts stakeholders who provided feedback to help shape the document.

Prepared on behalf of the Sustainability IRC, the Case for Change proposes investigating an improved structure for several cohesive and flexible qualifications in the MSS Sustainability Training Package. The work will include:

  1. reviewing, redeveloping and considering opportunities to rationalise the following qualifications:
    • MSS20316 Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices
    • MSS30316 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices
    • MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices
    • MSS50316 Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices
    • MSS60316 Advanced Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices
    • MSS80316 Graduate Certificate of Competitive Systems and Practice
    • MSS80416 Graduate Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices
  2. reviewing and updating MSS Sustainability units to reflect current industry needs and improve quality and clarity to:
    • broaden application of processes across industries
    • update terminology to reflect current best practice
    • strengthen knowledge requirements and competency
    • remove duplication across units
  3. considering the development of skills sets in competitive systems and practices to enable skilled workers to implement initiatives and practices in specific Lean tools.

February 2020
The project is still in its active research and consultation phase.

January 2020
The project is currently in its active research and consultation phase.


Project Governance, Methodologies and Timelines

IBSA Manufacturing, in consultation with the Sustainability Industry Reference Committee (IRC), established an IRC subcommittee to oversee the development of the Case for Change.

This project follows the IBSA Manufacturing Case for Change Development Methodology, which provides a robust evidence-based approach to support the AISC’s decision-making process.

If approved, this project will then follow the Training Package Development and Endorsement Process Policy and use the IBSA Manufacturing Training Package Development Methodology. The process provides robust evidence to support the AISC’s decision-making process.

Key Dates
The Case for Change is due to be submitted to the AISC for review and consideration in April 2020.


Staying in Touch

Project updates will be posted here, and through our newsletters and direct emails to industry contacts. Please click here if you want to participate in this or other MSS Sustainability–related projects, receive project updates and subscribe to our newsletters.

For more information contact:
Peter Komsta, Industry Project Manager
P: (03) 9815 7037
E: [email protected]

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