Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Program

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Program is a highly interactive and practical learning experience to help you build a high-level skill set in Lean Six Sigma.

The Program comprehensively covers the tools and methodologies to become a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. The Program is designed to get you immediately starting to lead and manage large improvement projects using the Define (D) Measure (M) Analyse (A) Improve (I) Control (C) project management methodology. The Program will be facilitated by industry experienced Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt qualified Business Transformational Specialist.

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Program is best suitable for CI managers and department managers who are required to lead teams within their department or business units through the process of change using project and change management techniques. Black Belts manage large Continuous Improvement (CI) projects supported by Yellow Belts and Green Belts under the guidance of a Master Black Belt.

The Vative Black Belt offers a unique dual certification option, where participants will receive a Nationally Accredited Qualification as well as an International Certification by the Lean Six Sigma Society of Professionals (LSSSP).


14 Days (8:30am – 4:30pm)

If you have completed a Vative Green Belt Program or another recognised Green Belt Program, the duration of the Black Belt Program is 10 days.

The Vative Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program is available as a Public Program as well as an onsite Program at your workplace.

This course has been designed to achieve full competency within a 18-month period. Depending on the capability of the individual to implement a workplace improvement project, the course is possible to be completed within 12 months.

Suitable for

This course is best suited for industry professionals or senior managers who are seeking to expand their skillset in continuous improvement utilising the Six Sigma methodology along with Lean based systems. This course aims to develop industry authorities with an in-depth understanding of tactical and operational know-how in strategic problem solving and process improvement. This course would also be applicable for professionals in any industry sector who want to elevate their careers as an expert change agent. Black Belts manage large Continuous Improvement (CI) projects supported by Yellow Belts and Green Belts under the guidance of our Master Black Belt.


All participants will receive a “Certificate of Participation” by Vative Academy to acknowledge that they have completed the workshop.

Vative is the only provider in Australia that offers its Black Belt certification program with a nationally accredited Graduate Diploma Qualification in Competitive Systems and Practices – MSS80416.

Our qualifications are also recognised by the Lean Six Sigma Society of Professional (LSSSP). LSSSP is an international certifying body that conducts certifications in line with Lean and Six Sigma standards developed by Motorola University and later refined through ISO 18404:2015. All participants achieving the qualification will also receive a internationally recognised Six Sigma Black Belt certification through LSSSP.

To successfully complete Vative Academy’s Graduate Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices (Black Belt), Learners must complete and be deemed competent in 8 elective units of Competency.

Vative Academy’s Graduate Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices has been packaged in accordance to the packaging rules for MSS80316 within the MSS, Sustainability Training Package:

MSS404052: Apply statistics to operational processes
MSS405053: Manage application of six sigma for process control and improvement
MSS407014: Prepare for and implement change
MSS407003: Analyse process changes
MSS407005: Undertake a qualitative review of a process change
MSS408002: Audit the use of competitive tools
MSS408003: Develop models of future state operations practice
MSS407016: Lead a process to determine and solve root cause for a complex problem

Workshop Outline

Day 1

  • Welcome to Define
  • Understanding Six-Sigma
  • Six-Sigma fundamentals
  • Selecting projects
  • Wrap up and action items
  • Define X-Pult simulation
  • Welcome to Measure
  • Process Discovery
  • Six-Sigma Statistics

Day 2

  • Measurement system analysis
  • Wrap up and action items
  • Measure X-Pult simulation
  • Welcome to Analyse
  • Process Capability
  • Intro to hypothesis testing
  • Wrap up and extra items
  • Analyse X-Pult simulation

Day 3

  • Welcome to Improve
  • Lean Tools
  • Implementing change
  • Wrap up and action items
  • Improve X-Pult simulation comp
  • Welcome to Control
  • Lean controls
  • Defect controls
  • Statistical Process Control

Day 4

  • Six-Sigma control plans
  • Wrap up and action items
  • Control X-Pult simulation
  • Further training / certification
  • Project Support
  • Project Identification & Confirmation
  • Review Define Stage and apply to project
  • Roadmap project deployment
  • Wrap Up

Day 5

  • Welcome to Define
  • Understanding Six Sigma
  • Six Sigma Fundamentals
  • Selecting Projects
  • Elements of Waste
  • Wrap up and action items

Day 6

  • Define Xpult simulation
  • Welcome to Measure
  • Process Discovery
  • FMEA

Day 7

  • Six Sigma Statistics
  • Introduction to Graphing
  • Measurement System Analysis
  • Process Capability Normal Data
  • Process capability NND
  • Wrap up and action items

Day 8

  • Measure Xpult simulation
  • Welcome to Alalyse
  • X Sifting
  • Inferential Statistics

Day 9

  • Confidence Intervals
  • Into to Hypothesis Testing
  • Hypothesis Testing ND part 1
  • Hypothesis Testing ND part 2
  • Hypothesis Testing ND in Minitab
  • Hypothesis Testing – NND

Day 10

  • NND-Proportions
  • NND-Contingency Tables
  • Analyse Xpult Simulation
  • Welcome to Improve
  • Intro to Implementing Change

Day 11

  • Correlation & regression
  • Multiple Regression
  • Designing Experiments
  • Experimental Methods
  • Full Fractorial Experiments
  • Fractional Factorial Experiments

Day 12

  • Blocking and Power
  • Improve Xpult simulation comp
  • Welcome to Control
  • Advanced Experiments
  • Advanced Capability

Day 13

  • Lean Controls
  • Defect Controls
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Six Sigma control plans
  • Control Xpult simulation

Day 14

  • Graduate Diploma
  • Certification Process
What’s included
  • Participant Learning Handbook printed in colour
  • Certificate of Participation by Vative Academy
  • Minitab license for 12 months.

Additional if Certified:

  • Project Assessment Booklet printed in colour
  • Project Charter Templates
  • 8 hours of one-on-one Coaching by a Master Black Belt
  • Unlimited phone and email support

Entrants into Vative Academy’s Black Belt course are required to have one or more of the following:

  • Vative’s Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices (Green Belt Stream)
  • Vative’s Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices (Lean Practitioner Stream)
  • A relevant Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Bachelor Degree qualification
  • A relevant Certificate IV that demonstrates Lean Six Sigma competencies + experience at a team leader/technical specialist role
  • Certified through Vative’s Yellow Belt course + extensive experience at a management or specialist role
Program Schedule

This program content is delivered over an intensive 14 days, which includes using process variation simulation activities throughout the program. The 14 days are spread over 6 months in across the following training blocks.

  • Block 1: 4 days (Nested Green Belt)
  • Block 2: 4 days (Black Belt)
  • Block 3: 3 days (Black Belt)
  • Block 4: 3 days (Black Belt)

Participants are given a comprehensive understanding on how to scope a Black Belt level projects to begin the journey of certification. Once the certification option is chosen, participants will leverage the wisdom and support of a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Facilitator over a 12-month period to reach a successful outcome.


Full Black Belt Program
14 Day Program Training: $8,100
Certification: $3,480
Total Cost: $11,580

Pathway from a completed Green Belt
10 Day Program Training: $5,400
Dual Certification: $3,480
Total Cost: $8,880

Please note that GST would not apply if participants include the certification option. Program Training only will incur a 10% GST.

All costs are in AUD and payments are processed in AUD.

Employer Testimonial

“It helped with a great sense of achievement with something I can now apply, coach and mentor with other people in the organisation. The Black Belt gives you great development in your career and prospects to go even further if that’s the path you want to choose.”

Steven Crouch, A W Bell

Student Testimonial

“The biggest difference between Black Belt and Green Belt Projects I’ve seen is the Green Belt allows me to work at a microscopic level and process more data but the Black Belt project makes me a better leader and mentor to set up the organisational goal.”

Anwar Singh, Jetstar

Program Schedule

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt 2020 Program 1

Feb 03 - Feb 06, 2020

Mar 23 - Mar 26, 2020

Jun 15 - Jun 17, 2020

Aug 10 - Aug 12, 2020

Available Seats: 9/10

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt 2020 Program 2

May 11 - May 14, 2020

Jul 13 - Jul 16, 2020

Oct 05 - Oct 07, 2020

Nov 23 - Nov 25, 2020

Available Seats: 10/10

Frequently Asked Questions

What are benefits of Lean Six Sigma Black Belts?

For the participant:

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belts are globally recognised in industry who are highly sort after by employers
  • Adopt a unique skill and framework that solves complex business problems
  • Black Belts are considered to have the highest project management capability in industry
  • Seek and PwC have determined that complex problem solving and analytical thinking are in the top 3 skillsets industry desire

For the organization:

  • Vative’s data shows that Black Belts provide a greater than 300% ROI in projects that focus on cost reduction, on time delivery and increased quality
  • Black Belts naturally lead organisations through a continuous improvement journey
  • Internal capability to facilitate and drive a culture based on “Better, Faster, Cheaper”
  • Competencies in building an innovative company-wide culture
  • Demonstrates to your staff, clients and suppliers your business’ commitment to continuous improvement
Is this course suitable for any industry sector?

Yes. A Lean Six Sigma skill set is not industry specific and can be applied to any process that has waste and variation. Vative has experience in deploying Lean Six Sigma across a variety of sectors with Business Transformation Specialists from various backgrounds and experience to help contexualise the learning and application.

Should I do a Public or Onsite workshop?

The answer to this question is based on how many participants your organisation would like to put into the workshop. If the numbers are 4 – 16, then we can run the workshop at your organisation. If the numbers are less than 6 or you are doing this workshop privately, then we ask that you attend one of our public workshops. The decision is mainly based on having minimum number of participants to ensure there is good discussion, sharing of knowledge and to be able to run the simulation exercise.

What type of Certification is offered?

Vative offers a unique dual certification, upon successful completion participants will receive:

  • Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices – MSS80316
  • Six Sigma Black Belt international certification by the Lean Six Sigma Society of Professionals (LSSSP)

The Graduate Diploma and International Certification process will include program assessments, a 50-question quiz and an improvement project. The project can be completed within 12 months of the program training.

What coaching will I get after the workshop?

8 hours of onsite one on one coaching plus unlimited phone and email support is included if participants choose to become a certified Black Belt.

If further coaching is required individually or as a group, please contact us or speak to the program facilitator.

What further pathways will this course provide me?

A successful completion of this course can enable you to further specialise your technical expertise into a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt level, which offers an International Certification by LSSSP. The qualification offers a higher education pathway and credits towards a Masters Degree for those who have lifelong learning aspirations to truly master their craft as a professional practitioner in continuous improvement.

Do I have to pay extra for Minitab?

No, a 12 month Minitab license will be included as part of the Black Belt Program price.

What happens if the program is cancelled or postponed?

If the program is canceled or postponed by Vative, all participants will be notified 2 weeks prior to the date and offered a full re-imbursement or an opportunity to attend another scheduled program date.

If the participant would like to cancel, they need to give Vative notice in writing 2 weeks prior to the date of the program. If the cancellation is done less than 2 weeks prior to the program, a 10% of program fee will apply. If the If the cancellation is done less than 48 hours prior to program commencement, a 50% of program fee will apply.

What if participants have low levels of Language and literacy comprehension?

Our Facilitators are trained to adapt training and assessment to suit the needs of individuals whereby assessments can be adjusted to suit different levels of language and literacy.

Does the Government fund this training?

There are a range of Government funded initiatives from time to time that are applicable for upskilling and for business innovations that this can be applicable for. Please contact us to find out more.