Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Program

Blended Black Belt Training Program

The Lean Six Sigma Blended 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. This Blended Black Belt Program combines self paced online learning with coaching and facilitation by a Vative industry experienced Lean Six Sigma Qualified Business Transformation Specialist.

The Lean Six Sigma Blended Black Belt Program is best suitable for Continuous Improvement Managers and Departmental 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 projects supported by Yellow Belts and Green Belts under the guidance of a Master Black Belt.

24-28 week duration, which includes 137 hours of self paced, online learning; 6 hours online instructor-led study halls and 8 hours one-on-one coaching and project support.

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 is applicable for professionals in any industry sector who want to elevate their careers as an expert change agent. Black Belts manage large Continuous Improvement projects supported by Yellow Belts and Green Belts under the guidance of our Master Black Belt.

When all the requirements have been completed, you will be awarded Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification through Vative. Additionally, independent international certification may be arranged through LSSSP – Lean Six Sigma Society of Professionals.

Kick–off Webinar (1-hour plus pre-work)

MoreSteam eLearning Sessions 1-4 (25.1 hours)

  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
  • Define I- Starting a project and Leading Teams
  • Define II- Voice of the Customer
  • Define III- Mapping the Process

Online Instructor-Led Study Hall #1 (2 Hours)

  • Simulation Based Learning and Application

MoreSteam eLearning Sessions 5-6 (14.3 hours)

  • Measure I- Measurements and Basic Statistics
  • Measure II- Measurement System Analysis
  • Online Instructor-Led Study Hall #2 (2 Hours)
  • Simulation Based Learning and Application

MoreSteam eLearning Sessions 7-8 (19.8 hours)

  • Measure III- Charting Process Behaviour
  • Analyse I- Identifying Potential Root Causes

Online Instructor-Led Study Hall #3 (2 Hours)

  • Simulation Based Learning and Application

MoreSteam eLearning Session 9 (23.15 hours)

  • Analyse II- Hypothesis Testing

Online Instructor-Led Study Hall #4 (2 Hours)

  • Simulation Based Learning and Application

MoreSteam eLearning Session 10 (30.55 hours)

  • Analyse II- Hypothesis Testing

Online Instructor-Led Study Hall #5 (2 Hours)

  • Simulation Based Learning and Application

MoreSteam eLearning Sessions 11-12 (19.55 hours)

  • Improve
  • Control

Online Instructor-Led Study Hall #6 (2 Hours)

  • Simulation Based Learning and Application

 

  • Vative Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate
  • “EngineRoom” statistical software access
  • Project Assessment Booklet
  • Project Charter Templates
  • 8 hours of one-on-one Coaching by a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
  • Unlimited phone and email support

Entrants into Vative’s Blended 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)

Vative’s Blended Black Belt Program provides three entry points for commencing in 2023. 

Blended Black Belt Program #1 2023                       

Feb         7              2023

Mar         7              2023

Apr          4              2023

May         9              2023

Jun          6              2023

Jul           4              2023

Aug         8              2023

Blended Black Belt Program #2 2023                       

Apr         4              2023

May        9              2023

Jun         6              2023

Jul          4              2023

Aug        8              2023

Sep        5              2023

Oct         3              2023

Blended Black Belt Program #3 2023                       

Jun         6              2023

Jul           4              2023

Aug         8              2023

Sep         5              2023

Oct          3              2023

Nov        14             2023

Dec         5              2023

 

If a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt prerequisite is required, see enrolment dates on our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt page to register.

Vative Lean Six Sigma Blended Black Belt Program

  • $10,420 per person
  • $12,820 if the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt prerequisite is required

If you desire a bespoke, onsite, fully face-to-face group delivery program, please contact Mike Valentine, Head of Business Solutions at Vative, for a quote.

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

Cancellations post registrations will incur the following administration handling fees:

  • Less than 48 hours prior to program commencement – 50% of fees
  • More than 48 hours prior to program commencement – 10% of fees
  • Rescheduling registrations incurs a $150 administration fee 

“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

“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

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Frequently Asked Questions

For the participant:

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belts are globally recognised in industry and are highly sought 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 on projects that focus on cost reduction, 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 that your business is committed to continuous improvement 

8 hours of one-on-one coaching plus unlimited phone and email support is included.

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

No, the Engine Room statistical analysis software is included as part of the Blended Black Belt Program cost.

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.

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.

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

  • Graduate Diploma in Competitive Systems and Practices – MSS80322
  • Six Sigma Black Belt international certification by the Lean Six Sigma Society of Professionals (LSSSP)

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

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.

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

If the participant would like to cancel, they must provide 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 cancellation is done less than 48 hours prior to program commencement, a 50% of program fee will apply.

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

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