The Sustainability Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing, is reviewing the MSS Sustainability Training Package. The Case for Change was approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in 2020.


Public Consultation now open 

Draft 1 public consultation runs from Monday 28 June until 23 July 2021. 

This is an opportunity to comment on the proposed changes to the Competitive Systems and Practices (CS&P) training package components.  

We are seeking feedback on proposed revisions to the CS&P units of competency and qualifications and proposed new skill sets 

Some significant changes are being proposed in Draft 1 consultation. These include rationalisation to four qualifications, deletion of units with low/zero enrolments and six proposed Skill Sets.  A model has also been developed to guide improvements to CS&P leadership and management skills within the units of competency.  

Prior to providing feedback, please refer to the Consultation Paper (including attachments A and B) which provides explanation of the proposed changes and an outline of the rationale for making the changes.   

Please email your feedback to [email protected] by Friday 23 July 2021.  

 If you would like to discuss proposed changes, register here for our Zoom webinars.  

Note: All feedback is important to us and we do take it on board. We want to know whether you have comments on the proposed changes, but equally whether you agree with the changes!  

Why we are reviewing it

Competitive Systems and Practices (CSP) is a highly utilised qualification within the MSS Sustainability Training Package. Due to the increasing focus on advanced manufacturing and sustainable manufacturing processes, as well as new technological advances, there is a need to review CSP content to ensure it aligns with current industry needs, and to support business with new opportunities to upskill their workforce and maintain competitive business operations.

What we are reviewing*

  • Seven qualifications:
    • MSS50316 Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices
    • MSS60316 Advanced Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices
    • MSS80316 Graduate Certificate of Competitive Systems and Practices
    • MSS80416 Graduate Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices
    • MSS20316 Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices
    • MSS30316 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices
    • MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices.
  • 113 units

Governance and methodology

Training package projects are overseen by the relevant Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and supported by a project Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). They guide the project and provide industry expertise for developing the components. All projects are then referred to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for approval.

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For more information contact:

Mark Shaddock
Industry Engagement Partner 

m: +61 499 599 298 | e: [email protected]