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

IBSA Manufacturing is pleased to advise that the Sustainability Project has commenced, and it is currently in the research and analysis phase. Industry experts are also being approached to form a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to provide guidance for the review of the training package components. 


For more information contact: 

Mark Shaddock | Training Package Development Manager

P: +61 3 9815 7000 E: [email protected]

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The rationale for updating the training products is to investigate an improved structure and content for Sustainable Operations and Environmental Monitoring and Technology qualifications and units of competency. Furthermore, the project will consider the incorporation of circularity skills into existing units in response to legislative change in the ban on export waste and the global shift towards a circular economy.

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.