MSA40108 Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology

Note: National Training Services is no longer taking new enrolments for this course as of 01/01/2020.


The Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology is structured to provide training and assessment that enables employers to standardise the current skill level within their company in regard to safety, quality, and process operations within a lean culture and operating environment.


In this course participants will undertake practical workplace improvement projects that focus on implementing Lean concepts and sustainable improvements to manufacturing environments. These projects are tailored to suit real areas of improvement within the workplace.

This qualification is normally offered in conjunction with one other qualification depending on the requirements of each company and its workforce.


The qualification offered in conjunction with MSA40108 Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology is:


Training for this qualification is conducted in the workplace over a maximum of 14 months.


This program is suitable for employees working in manufacturing where their roles require the application of industry specific skills and knowledge across a range of processes, including some technical and problem-solving ability. It caters for multi-skilled outcomes and roles that include team leader functions with the production environment.


This cohort will have general manufacturing experience and hold job roles in the following specialist areas:

  • CAD/Drafting
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Laboratory Operations
  • Technical Officer
  • Polymer Technology

    This qualification assumes that a learner has current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained and a level of responsibility already exists. It is is not suitable for direct entry from school or new entrants to the manufacturing industry who have no previous training or experience in manufacturing.


    There are no prerequisites, however, National Training Services offers this qualification as a work-based training and assessment program and therefore applicants must be employed in a suitable manufacturing company.


    Additionally, they will need to have the support of their employer to undertake the training and assessment program.


    National Training Services can access state government funding for this qualification through the Victorian Skills First funding program. Participants who are eligible for Skills First funding will pay no tuition fees. If participants are not eligible for funding a fee may be required, please contact NTS for details on fee for service costs.


    Participants may be eligible for Skills First Funding if they are:

    • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
    • under 20 years old;


    • over 20 years old and enrolling into a qualification higher than the highest qualification already held


    Contact us today for further information on tuition fees and state government funding.


    To be awarded the MSA40108 Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology competency must be achieved in sixteen (16) units of competency. These are comprised of:


    • Four core units of competency
    • Twelve elective units of competency


    View the full list of units of competency here →




    Training and assessment activities undertaken in the workplace include:

    • Training sessions
    • Project planning, implementation and presentation
    • Skills development


    Assessment consists of:

    • Written or verbal assessment
    • Workplace observation by the trainer
    • Project presentations reviewed by the trainer and workplace management
    • Third Party Report

    The program is structured into 4 clusters of related and complimentary units. The units and activities within each cluster are structured as follows:

    • Clusters 1 and 2 – Planning, preparation, review, discovery and research
    • Cluster 3 – Workplace improvement projects launched and implemented
    • Cluster 4 – Implementation and consolidation of workplace improvement projects followed by measurement, review, evaluation and reflection


    All required equipment and materials are supplied by NTS and provided by the workplace.

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      Brokering Arrangements

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