Certificate IV Sustainable Operations

MSS40116 Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to lead the implementation of sustainability related initiatives in a section of an organisation. The qualification has been developed with manufacturing operations as a focus. However, because of the range of organisations in a typical manufacturing value chain, it may also be applied to other types of organisations. The qualification is also appropriate for a technician or similar person who as part of a broader job role needs to undertake sustainability related work.


This qualification provides sustainability skills that can be applied in the following organisations and environments:
•   manufacturing enterprises
•   organisations in a manufacturing value chain, such as:
–   suppliers
–   customers
–   distributors, warehouses, transport suppliers and other logistics support organisations
–   professional service suppliers to manufacturing eg. legal, engineering, accounting, auditing and education and training suppliers.

Pathways into the qualification

This qualification is suitable for either direct entry or progression from the MSS20316 Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices or MSS30316 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include the MSS50116 Diploma of Sustainable Operations.

Packaging rules

To be awarded the MSS40116 Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations, competency must be achieved in ten (10) Units of Competency.

The Units of Competency will be mapped against two action learning projects, one will be undertaken at the participant’s company (home) and one project will be undertaken at another participating company (away). Following a Five Day Workshop series at each location, participants will be required to implement the recommendations for their home project.