The MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing provides the competencies required by advanced production workers who use a range of equipment and provide support functions directly related to producing products. They would undertake more advanced roles than workers with a Certificate II in Process Manufacturing, working in accordance with operating procedures and applying knowledge to anticipate problems and solve a range of foreseen and unforeseen problems.
BSI Learning offers this qualification to current production workers who use a range of equipment and provide support functions directly related to producing products. They may be able-bodied or disabled, physically or mentally. They would undertake more advanced roles, working in accordance with the operating procedures and would apply their knowledge to anticipate problems and solve a range of foreseen and unforeseen problems.
- Production support workers – people working in manufacturing and filling the vital production roles but who may not have the opportunity to develop competency in sufficient technical units related directly to producing products
- Those employees who operate across more than one category within process manufacturing or ‘specialised processes’ and elsewhere when required.
Applicants will be used to working in a hands-on practical production environment and carrying out set tasks with some requirements for initiative and adaptability. They will generally respond well to simple, pragmatic and logical approaches, often looking for methods and techniques they can apply easily to solve real-world problems. They will have some considerable experience that will be used constructively in the training.
Entry requirements include on the job experience using hand tools.
This qualification requires moderate command of spoken English, the capacity and ability interact with team members and other staff and, on occasion, with customers, to read and the ability to write and communicate at the level needed to effectively communicate within a business. All applicants are already working in a process manufacturing environment. Technology literacy requirements include the ability to use basic hand tools and equipment, perform basic calculations using a calculator, some basic experience using manufacturing and warehousing systems, and some exposure to personal productivity tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, and internet searches and usage. Additional assistance and delivery days are provided for learners with disabilities.
The duration of this course is 6-12 months (depending on ability) and includes face to face/workplace delivery. Each session is followed by self-directed learning time including eg reading, work-based activities.
At the completion of this program, you will have learned how to:
- operate with minimal supervision in a production manufacturing environment, working in accordance with the operating procedures, and be familiar with the normal requirements of such an environment
- plan own work requirements from production requests
- setup, start up and shut down equipment
- monitor product/process quality
- solve a range of typical problems in a manufacturing environment.
21 units of competency are required for achievement of the qualification including 4 core units and 17 elective units:
1. MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to comply with environmental regulations, identify environmental issues and minimise the risks of negative impact on work and carry out improvements in own work area.
2. MSMWHS200 Work safely
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to apply workplace policies and procedures to maintain a safe work environment for self and others. This includes identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards, assessing risk and following safety procedures in the workplace with minimal supervision.
3. MSMSUP210 Process and record information
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to process information and respond to the information requirements of own job, including the completion of workplace documents, and clearly and concisely providing relevant information to others. It applies to personnel who are required to identify routine information requirements, access and process information, provide workplace and technical information within their area of expertise and complete workplace documentation. Information will be conveyed orally and in writing.
4. MSS402051 Apply quality standards
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to apply quality standards to work operations in an organisation. It is for an individual who is expected to take responsibility for the quality of their own work, and to take actions specified in the procedures and within the scope of their job and authority to ensure that quality standards are met.
5. MSMWHS100 Follow WHS procedures
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to recognise hazards commonly occurring in the workplace and follow work health and safety (WHS) instructions and procedures.
It covers recognising known hazards, such as those identified in procedures or training, and identifying the underlying causes of these identified hazards and applies to people on-site who are required to follow WHS instructions and procedures relating to the activity being undertaken. They will be aware of the importance of maintaining their own health and safety and the health and safety of others in the workplace and will also be capable of dealing with incidents and emergencies within their own scope of responsibility and under the direction of their supervisor for the site activity.
While the instructions and procedures must be derived from the relevant organisation WHS policies, the person is not required to understand or interpret these policies. This interpretation should be undertaken by their supervisor for the site activity when informing them of the WHS requirements. This unit of competency applies to an individual who will be accompanied or directly supervised while on-site.
6. MSMWHS110 Follow emergency response procedures
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to follow emergency response procedures in the workplace. It involves the use of workplace policies and procedures to maintain a safe work environment for oneself and others. It applies to personnel who are required to know the signals when an emergency situation takes place as well as the proper procedures to follow in order to save oneself from possible injury and/or death. This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team/workgroup and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.
7. PMBHAN103 Shift materials safely by hand
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to safely shift materials by hand. It applies to manually shifting raw materials, components, products or similar items with or without the use of manual handling aids, such as handcarts and block and tackle. It applies to production support, operators or those in similar roles who are required to identify the materials to be moved and manually load, unload, shift and store the materials according to procedures and applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members, team leader and supervisor, as appropriate.
8. MSMSUP280 Manage conflict at work
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to manage conflict in a range of personal conflict situations. It applies to personnel who are required to liaise and cooperate with other members of the team and to work towards finding common ground and opportunities for problem resolution. It applies to any interactions in the workplace, including interactions between co-workers, between staff and customer/client, and between staff and supervisor and applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team/workgroup and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.
9. MSMSUP204 Pack products or materials
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to package products and/or materials to prepare them for despatch, warehousing or storage. It applies to operators who are required to identify packaging requirements, use technology to package the goods and complete labelling and documentation. It covers the packaging of liquids or particulate solids, drums and semi-bulk containers etc. It applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate and includes the operation of all relevant ancillary equipment, such as pumps, valves, scales and other equipment integral to the packing operation.
10. MEM03006B Set assembly stations
This unit applies to setting a range of assembly stations. It also includes routine maintenance of the equipment. Assembly stations may be used for a range of operations and processes.
11. MSMSUP106 Work in a team
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to organise own activities within a team to fit with work schedules and to meet operational guidelines.
It applies to team members who are required to use interpersonal and communication skills to plan, organise and complete their work activities according to instructions and with limited discretionary powers.
12. MEM11006B Perform production packaging
This unit covers packaging and labelling of finished goods for storage or transport. It typically applies in a production/process environment and involves packing of finished goods, including assemblies, sub-assemblies, individual or multiple components. This unit is not intended to apply in situations where simple interim packing, storage and/or stacking are undertaken in context of a production function.
13. MEM03001B Perform manual production assembly. This unit covers assembling components and/or sub-assemblies in a production environment and testing the components and/or sub-assemblies to ensure compliance with specifications. This unit applies to production-orientated assembly operations that are essentially manual in nature and do not require complex adjustments.
14. MSMSUP101 Clean workplace and equipment
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required for general housekeeping duties as well as the cleaning of plant and equipment. It covers identifying and maintaining housekeeping requirements and standards.
It applies to personnel who are required to keep the work area, plant and equipment clean and tidy whether as a small or significant part of their role and applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or work group and working in liaison with other team members and supervisors. The unit focuses on working safely to meet requirements. It does not cover the operation of specific equipment or cleaning procedures. Specific housekeeping and cleaning activities and equipment to be used will vary between organisations in response to differences in plant configuration, process, practices and procedures.
15. MEM16006A Organise and communication information
This unit covers accessing, organising and communicating information related to processes or tasks and to communicate using common workplace terminology.
16. MSMOPS102 Perform tasks to support production
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to perform tasks in support of the production process working under close supervision and applies to personnel who are not operating equipment but are making products or contributing to the production process through predominantly manual tasks. These tasks might be referred to as ‘fetch and carry’ type tasks. It applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team/work group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate. It might also apply to a more experienced operator working outside their field of expertise and under close supervision.
17. MSMSUP100 Apply workplace context to own job
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to complete own work activities. It applies to personnel who are required to have a working knowledge of the organisation and its processes, products, customers and competitors and to work effectively within organisation procedures and is a general competency that is performed by all personnel as individuals working alone or as part of a team/work group and working in liaison with other team members and supervisors.
18. MSS402040 Apply 5S procedures. 5S procedures are an organisational and housekeeping methodology that refer to 5 steps – sort, set in order, shine, standardise and sustain.
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required by an individual to apply 5S procedures to their own job and work area. The unit assumes the individual has a particular job and an allocated work area and that processes in the work area are known by the individual. It applies to an individual in an organisation who works in an operational position as part of production, maintenance, logistics, etc. and can also apply to individuals in other organisations who have a discrete role and responsibility for individually managed processes.
This unit applies where an organisation has decided to embark on a competitive systems and practices strategy and as part of this has adopted the philosophy of 5S as one of the tools to improve performance. The employee needs to apply 5S to their job and work area and maintain the housekeeping and other standards set by 5S. The unit requires the application of skills associated with planning and organising, problem solving and self-management, in order to identify and implement 5S housekeeping practices.
19. MSMSUP200 Achieve work outcomes
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to identify and implement actions to achieve workplace targets and to suggest ways to improve processes. This unit applies to personnel who are required to achieve quality standards and productivity targets within the scope of own job and applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other team members and supervisors.
20. MSMSUP300 Identify and apply process improvements. This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to identify, monitor and participate in strategies to improve production efficiencies. It applies to all work environments and all operators across all functions, including experienced team leaders or supervisors, who are required to provide input into process improvement initiatives for a team or work area a wide range of processes and equipment. In large plants with multiple processes, it may apply to more than one process if those processes interact with each other.
21. MEM15004B Perform inspection. This unit covers inspecting products, keeping records and providing feedback on the conformance of product to specifications. It applies to basic inspection of completed or partly completed products produced by others. Inspection is carried out according to a site quality plan or specifications; it applies to a range of manufacturing enterprises; and requires an application of a range of measuring equipment/devices/tools and involves location and frequency of checking/tests and measurements undertaken to standard operating procedures. In general, verification should be made as close as possible to the point of production of the feature or characteristic. Inspection may involve ‘first piece inspection’, fixed interval, sample etc. Depending on the inspection process, other technical units may need to be accessed, for example, appropriate measurement units.
Assessment methods include written assessments, work-based activities, participation in classroom activities, projects, third-party reports, demonstrations and/or work observations.
Successful completion of all units of competency will result in the award of an MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing. Participants who do not successfully complete the full program will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for any unit/s of competency they have been deemed competent in.
Employers – this qualification can be customised for your needs.
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Recognition is available for this qualification – see the Participant Handbook or the Recognition Process page for more information. http://www.bsilearning.edu.au/resources/recognition-processes/
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under Smart & Skilled (NSW residents only). For more information and eligibility requirements see http://www.bsilearning.edu.au/funded-training/smart-and-skilled.