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MSS20312 Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices

National Code: MSS20312


What does this course involve?
Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices is a suitable course for manufacturing and warehousing employees who provide support roles in relevant aspects of manufacturing and packaging. It includes learning and applying aspects of quality processes and 5S in the workplace making sure product quality standards are consistently met.

This course contains 10 units of competency.  Four units are core, six are elective units.

To obtain Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices you must successfully complete all 10 units.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

This course has no pre-requisites, but to undertake this course at Brite Institute you will need to successfully complete a pre-training review, the program is designed as an introduction to the competitive manufacturing practices and may enable entry into an Australian Apprenticeship.

What employment opportunities will I have once I have my certificate?

The Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices will provide you the skills to seek employment opportunities such as:

  • Manufacturing worker
  • Warehousing store person
  • Packaging employee

Is this a nationally recognised course?

Yes, this course is Nationally Recognised

How is the training funded?

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding (eligibility criteria apply) or through Fee-for-Service arrangements

What further study options will I have?

Once you have completed your certificate you may wish to consider the training in the qualification MSS30312 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices

How long is the course?

Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices usually takes from 22 weeks to complete and is delivered via a fortnightly off-the-job training timetable and practical work experience in a factory manufacturing environment.

How will I be assessed?

  • Oral and written questioning
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Projects
  • Third Party Reports where relevant from the workplace supervisor

Will my previous experience or study count?

Yes, Brite Institute mutually recognises qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other RTOs.  This means you will be granted Credit Transfer (CT) for units from this certificate that has been successfully achieved with another RTO.

You will also have the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).  This takes into account the knowledge and skills you have already gained through previous education, formal or informal training, paid or unpaid work.

Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices – Sample Training Plan

Unit Code

Unit Title

Scheduled Hours

Core (4 units)

  • MSS402001A
  • Apply competitive systems and practices

  • MSS402010A
  • Manage the impact of change on own work

  • MSAENV272B
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

  • Work safely

Electives (6 units)

  • MSS402021A
  • Apply Just in Time procedures

  • MSS402051A
  • Apply quality standards 

  • MSS402040A
  • Apply 5S procedures

  • Use equipment

  • MEM03001B
  • Perform manual production assembly

  • MEM11006B
  • Perform production packaging

What will the course cost?

You will pay fees for tuition, amenities and resources. Each student's fees are calculated separately and based on their nominal hours of enrolment, and whether or not government subsidies apply. Please refer to the fees and charges section on Brite's website for further details.

Contact Details for Brite Institute (TOID: 3834)

Address: 463– 467 High Street, Northcote, VIC, 3070   Business Hours: M - F   8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Telephone: (03) 9481 6422   Facsimile: (03) 9486 1073
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Access and Inclusion

Brite Institute is committed to delivering services in a non-discriminatory manner with respect to age, gender, culture, religion and disability and encourages fair access to services for people of underrepresented groups.  A full copy of the Brite Institute Access and Equity Policy is available upon request and is displayed at the Northcote site.  Full disability access is available at both training sites and people with a disability are encouraged to participate in both accredited and pre-accredited training programs.