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Certificate IV In Sustainable Operations

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The Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations introduces students to sustainability concepts within a broad business context. It focuses on easy-to-implement sustainability initiatives and provides skills and knowledge to be able to identify, implement and report on initiatives within a small organisation or part of a larger organisation. The Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations enables team leaders and supervisors to apply sustainability concepts to their workplace through understanding the key drivers for sustainability within their organisation and applying sustainability plans to their work area.

Who is this qualification for?

It is suited to people implementing sustainability initiatives within a team or as a project within an organisation. It provides skills to support an employee’s existing operational or technical skills. Team leaders, supervisors, sustainability officers, sustainability project assistants and similar roles across a wide range of industries will benefit. The qualification:

  • Applies to learners who have responsibilities for implementing sustainability related actions in part of a large organisation or in an entire small or medium enterprise.
  • Is suitable for those operating across all types of businesses, industry and local government, including local councils.
  • Is not suitable for direct entry from school.

Skills & Outcomes

Skills and knowledge gained in the Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations will assist organisations to enhance the sustainability of their operations through identifying, implementing and reporting on sustainability initiatives. It provides specific sustainability related skills and is designed to complement qualifications supplying production, maintenance, logistics or other technical skills to industry. It provides the skills needed to identify and action easy-to-implement sustainability initiatives. 


Upon successful completion of this course participants will be awarded the nationally recognised qualification Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations (MSS40111).

Course Requirements

10 units of competency must be completed including 3 core units and 7 elective units.

Vocational Outcomes

Team leaders, supervisors, sustainability officers, sustainability project assistants

Duration for training

The duration of a course depends greatly on you, the time you have to dedicate to the learning activities and assessments and the timeframe in which you want to complete the course.  All courses do have a maximum timeframe in which they need to be competed, however the minimum is set by you.

Competency Based Training & Assessment

Participants enrolled in training leading to either a statement of attainment or certificate are required to complete assessments to demonstrate competency.     Competency based assessment is the process of gathering evidence to confirm that participants can perform required skills and knowledge.  


No prior learning is required for this qualification..

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