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A White Card is compulsory for anyone working in construction. It verifies that you have completed a General Construction Induction course and possess the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to ensure safety for yourself and others on a worksite.

Program Snapshot


10-12 months

Delivery Options

  • Workplace based (face to face) with some classroom delivery.
    Virtual classes (Zoom) during


It is required that learners be employed in a position that allows them to demonstrate application of skills required by the program.
LLN will be assessed prior to course commencement.
The qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school


$4,500 full fee.
State Government funding may be available for eligible individuals.
Contact us to see if you’re eligible for government funding.

Course Overview:

The aim of “Competitive Systems and Practices” is to establish and maintain a culture of efficiency and continuous improvement within an enterprise – targeting improvements in efficiency, waste reduction, customer service, employee morale and costs. 

This qualification provides a mixture of introductory and more advanced skills to assist workers in organisations undertaking continuous systems improvement understand and engage with the changes taking place, to ensure a more sustainable outcome.

It is designed to provide competence in critical aspects of the Lean Thinking and the PDCA cycle, to support change initiatives being fostered by senior management and team leaders.

It is best introduced as part of a workplace continuous improvement process and relates directly to improving the quality of service to customers and products.

It is ideal (but not essential) that workplace training in this qualification is carried out in conjunction with training for team leaders and senior managers who are charged with implementing improvements in the workplace.

Course outcomes:

√ Apply competitive systems and practices to achieve improved performance in their own work and in activities with others in the team or work area.

√ Analyse resource use and carry out improvements in their own work area, including those that reduce the negative environmental impacts of work practices.

√ Identify work health and safety (WHS) hazards, assessing risk and following safety procedures in the workplace with minimal supervision.

√ Apply 5S procedures to their own job and work area.

√ Identify and visually document the sequence and interactions of related steps, activities or tasks that make up an individual operational process, from beginning to end.

√ Use structured process improvement tools to solve process and other problems.

√ Apply standardised work practices as part of implementing continuous improvement in an organisation.

√ Sustain improvements introduced to the workplace to prevent regression to former practices, or digression to less efficient practices.

Course structure:

The qualification requires completion of 10 units of competency. A
standard selection of appropriate units are shown below, but these are
reviewed prior to commencement with each workplace to ensure they
provide the best choices for operational and improvement requirements,
and the particular learner group.

 Work safely (MSMWHS200)
 Analyse manual handling processes (MSS403032)
 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices (MSMENV272)
 Review competitive systems and practices (MSS403001)
 Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices       (MSS403010)
 Map an operational process (MSS403053)
 Apply quality standards (MSS402051)
 Apply 5S procedures (MSS402040)
 Implement the visual workplace (MSS403035)
 Implement continuous improvements based on standardised work practices (MSS402052)

More information: 

Assessment Methods:

  • Theory & knowledge assessments
  • Case studies
  • Practical exercises
  • Project Work
  • Workplace observations
  • Workplace Supervisors’ reports

Resources ProvidedLearning resources will be provided including; training manuals, powerpoint presentations, You-tube clips, webinars etc.

Induction: Trainees will be introduced to the course,delivery and assessment methods, and expectations and rights of trainees prior to course commencement.
All trainees are expected to comply with worksite WHS procedures and policies ] during practical activities. Safety procedures in the classroom will be explained at the commencement of the course.

RPL & Credit Transfer: Students who believe they have sufficient past experience to demonstrate full competence against particular units may apply for RPL using the forms and processes available from the TME office. Students may apply for credit transfer for any units completed in prior qualifications, including for the elective units.

Funding: This program may be supported by Victorian State Government funding or subsidised by the NSW Government subject to eligibility. New employees may also be eligible for Commonwealth Government Funding. Contact us to check your eligibility.

Workplace Training:
Programs can be customised to meet individual or workplace requirements.
On the job training and assessment activities are built into our programs to benefit employers
and enable learners to develop relevant workplace skills.

We actively tailor training for people from diverse backgrounds, including those with
disabilities, and encourage all to apply.

Information in this flyer may change. Contact us to ensure you have the most current details about this program.

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    Take your career to the next level with a qualification in Competitive Systems and Practices.