Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program

This program is for industry professionals developing their knowledge and skills for the purpose of leading change within their organisation using Lean Six Sigma principles with the aim of providing a return on investment (ROI) on improvement projects. This program would appeal to team leaders, managers and technical experts responsible for implementing change and significant improvements as part of their continuous improvement journey.

The program comprehensively covers the tools and methodologies to become a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. The program is designed to get you immediately starting to scope and implement medium to 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 Black Belt Qualified Business Transformational Specialist.

The Vative Green 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).

Duration

4 Days (8:30am – 4:30pm)
The Vative Lean Six Sigma Green 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 12-month period. Depending on the capability of the individual to implement a workplace improvement project, the course is possible to be completed within 6 months.

Suitable for

This course is best suited for team leaders and managers who are seeking to specialise their skillset in continuous improvement utilising the Six Sigma methodology along with Lean based systems. This course aims to develop industry professionals 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 a change agent. Green Belts work on medium size Continuous Improvement (CI) projects on their own or part of a larger CI project under the guidance of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Certification

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

Certification:
Vative is the only provider in Australia that offers its Green Belt certification program with a nationally accredited Graduate Certificate Qualification in Competitive Systems and Practices – MSS80316.

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 Green Belt certification through LSSSP.

To successfully complete Vative Academy’s Graduate Certificate of Competitive Systems and Practices (Green Belt Stream), Learners must complete and be deemed competent in 5 elective units of Competency. Vative Academy’s Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices has been packaged in accordance to the packaging rules for MSS80316 within the MSS, Sustainability Training Package:

Elected Units
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

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
What’s included
  • Participant Learning Handbook printed in colour
  • Certificate of Participation by Vative Academy

Additional if Certified:

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

There are no prerequisites though learners must demonstrate one of the following entry requirements:

  • A relevant Lean Six Sigma Certificate (Yellow Belt)
  • A relevant Lean Six Sigma qualification through a Vocational Education & Training pathway (Diploma or Advanced Diploma levels)
  • A relevant Lean Six Sigma qualification to the level of Certificate IV together with significant relevant vocational practice at a team leader/technical specialist role or higher in an organisation
  • Relevant extensive vocational practice without formal qualifications at a team leader/technical specialist role or higher in an organisation
  • Relevant Lean Six Sigma certifications derived from industry bodies, internal employment training or a membership association
  • Access to a workplace mentor who has the capacity to coach you through the process of attaining this level qualification
Program Schedule

This program content is delivered over an intensive 4 days, which includes using process variation simulation activities throughout the program. On the final day participants are given a comprehensive understanding on how to scope a Green Belt level project to begin the journey of implementation. Once the certification option is chosen, participants will leverage the wisdom and support of our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Facilitators over a 12-month period to reach a successful outcome.

Cost

Training Program: $2,700
Certification: $1,950
Total Cost: $4,650

Where certification through our Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practices is selected this course becomes GST exempt.

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

Employer Testimonial

“Vative have recently been engaged to provide green belt LSS in the organisation. The lesson plans are succinct and informative. The workshop activities allow you to instil the practices learnt in a fun and interactive way. LSS is a fantastic principle for organisations to implement and the benefit will be seen quickly. The off site training sessions and mentor programs were an asset to the course work and keep you on track to deliver. Vative have a genuine passion for what they do and truly believe in the LSS benefits for your company.”

Mandy Stupak – Jetstar

Student Testimonial

“The Green Belt program was an opportunity to bring 15 years’ worth of work experience together under a qualification and make it official. My biggest take away was that it’s not just about manufacturing. There are wide applications across many industries.”

Andrew, National Retail Manager, Vision Australia

Program Schedule

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program NSW 2 March 2020

Mar 16 - Mar 19, 2020

NSW
Available Seats: 15/15

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program 2 May 2020

May 11 - May 14, 2020

VIC
Available Seats: 13/15

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program 3 Aug 2020

Aug 03 - Aug 06, 2020

VIC
Available Seats: 15/15

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program 4 Nov 2020

Nov 09 - Nov 12, 2020

VIC
Available Seats: 15/15

Frequently Asked Questions

What are benefits of Lean Six Sigma?

For the participant:

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belts are globally recognised in industry who are highly sort after by employers
  • Developing a proactive mindset to continually improve
  • Develop project management skills to Define problems, Measure the impact, Analyse the root causes, Implement solutions and Control the outcomes (use DMAIC methodology).
  • Seek and PwC have determined that complex problem solving and analytical thinking are in the top 3 skillsets industry desire

For the organization:

  • Staff with Lean Six Sigma problem solving and project management skills to drive improvement projects
  • Increased staff engagement, motivation and empowerment to cultivate a culture of continuous improvement
  • Improve business bottom line through cost reduction in process waste and variation
  • Improve business top line by adding greater customer value through better quality, delivery and competitive pricing
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.

Which Lean Six Sigma workshop is best for me?

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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 6 – 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 Green Belt international certification by the Lean Six Sigma Society of Professionals (LSSSP)

The Graduate Certificate 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?

4 hours of onsite one on one coaching plus unlimited phone and email support is included if participants choose to become a certified Green 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 Black Belt level, which offers a dual certification option of Graduate Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices and an International Certification by LSSSP.

The qualification offers a higher education pathway and credits towards a Masters Degree for those how have lifelong learning aspirations to truly master their craft as a professional practitioner in continuous improvement.

Do I have to pay extra for Minitab?

Minitab is only used during Lean Six Sigma Black Belt programs, subscriptions for this program are not included in the 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 cancellation fee will apply. If the If the cancellation is done less than 48 hours prior to program commencement, a 50% of cancellation 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.