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 June 2021.


Current Status

Round 2 MSS Sustainability Public Consultation now open 

Round 2 public consultation runs from Monday, 27 June to Friday, 8 July 2022.

Changes have been informed by extensive consultation, research, and analysis to improve the structure and content of components in MSS Sustainability Training Package.

The following components are being reviewed as part of this project:

  • Upgrading 4 qualifications:
    • MSS40122 Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations
    • MSS50122 Diploma of Sustainable Operations
    • MSS40222 Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology
    • MSS50222 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • 41 Units of Competency have been reviewed to reflect current industry needs and improve quality and clarity
  • 5 new Units of Competencies
  • 3 Skillsets

Providing feedback 
Draft 2 components and consultation paper can be foundhere.

Please read the consultation paper prior to sending feedback, as it provides key information about the proposed changes and the rationale for the changes. Your feedback will guide the development of the final draft version of these components. 

Please provide your feedback via email to[email protected]by 5pm (AEST) Friday, 8 July 2022.   

If you wish to register for a Zoom webinar session, please click here.

These webinar series provide a platform to discuss and ask questions on the proposed changes made to the review of the qualifications and units covering the essential knowledge required to give candidates a good cross-section of understanding of changes to MSS Sustainability Training package. 

Once you register, we will send out a Zoom webinar meeting invite. 

Webinar dates: 

  • Sustainable Operations – Thursday 7 July 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM [AEST] 
  • Environmental Monitoring and Technology – Thursday 7 July 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM [AEST] 

Note: All feedback is important, whether you’re letting us know you agree with the proposed changes or suggested changes. 

For more information contact Demmi Paris, Industry Engagement Partner on m: +61 3 9815 7055 | E: [email protected] 

Click here to stay updated with component development and consultation opportunities. 



Sustainability is a developing and dynamic field of practice as evidenced by recent changes in Australian legislation, bans on export of waste and the global shift towards a circular economy.

The Sustainability project will revise the Sustainable Operations and Environmental Monitoring and Technology qualifications and units of competency to ensure they are current and comprehensive.  Skills for the Circular Economy will also be addressed within existing and/or new units of competency and the need for Skill Sets will also be considered.

The draft Case for Change proposes to:

  • review/redevelop four qualifications:
    • MSS40118 – Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations
    • MSS50118 – Diploma of Sustainable Operations
    • MSS40218 – Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology
    • MSS50218 – Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • review/redevelop 64 units of competency (25 in Sustainable Operations and in 39 Environmental Monitoring and Technology)
  • develop five new units of competency focussed on the circular economy.

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.