Lean Specialist Program

Lean Specialist Program

The Lean Practitioner Certification Program is a highly interactive and practical learning experience designed to help you build a solid foundation in Lean and give you the tools and methodologies to lead and implement Lean improvement projects within your organisation. This program is suited for industry professionals working within a  middle to senior management role who are responsible for developing a continuous improvement strategy and leading a successful implementation of competitive systems and  practices, all with the aim of providing a ROI (return on investment) on improvement projects.

The program is designed to get you immediately starting to scope and implement improvement projects using the Define (D) Measure (M) Analyse (A) Improve (I) Control (C) project management methodology. The program will be facilitated by an industry experienced Lean Six Sigma Qualified Business Transformation Specialist.

Eligible participants will be able to access government funding  to help subsidise the cost of obtaining a nationally recognised  Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices. Vative will conduct a preliminary eligibility assessment for sites and coordinate  with the relevant stakeholders responsible for administrating this  funding.

See Program Schedule Below.

Standard (Face-to-Face) Delivery Program


Live Online Delivery

Half-day sessions delivered over a 12 month period, comprised of 8 group Theory Sessions and 16 group Coaching Sessions.

The Vative Lean Practitioner program is available as a Public Program as well as an Onsite Program at your workplace.

This program 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 program may be completed within 6 months.

This course is suited for those in Leadership positions who have influence and authority to determine and supervise a Continuous Improvement Strategy within their organisation or department and lead others through the deployment of Lean thinking for the purpose of establishing a performing culture. The participant will have current and past operational experience to help support the implementation of strategy though should also encompass intermediate management skills. Technical know-how in improvement systems, project management and Lean methodologies will be advantageous though not mandatory. Those holding previous certifications in Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Lean Champion or a Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices will likely be have advanced understanding in the course comprehension and may even successfully complete the qualification in shorter timeframes than usual.

Successful participants will receive a nationally accredited Australian qualification framework level IV certificate

Session 1

  • Strategy and Planning
  • Data and Metrics
  • Culture and Morale
  • Workforce Development


Session 2

  • Define Phase (DMAIC)
  • Map a Value Stream (Measure Phase)
  • Root Cause Analysis (Analyse Phase)
  • Workplace Organisation (5S)


Session 3

  • Analyse Phase (DMAIC)
  • Just-in-Time
  • Continuous Improvement Process
  • Workplace Standardisation (Control Phase)


Session 4

  • Environmentally Sustainable Practices
  • Return on Investment (RoI)
  • Presentations
  • Where to from here…

“The result that we’re most proud of is an incredible 83% increase in the fabrication side of our business, which was previously around only half of what we offered in the market. The dollar value of that improvement is around a $1.8 million increase in a year, which was absolutely huge for us. I could attribute the bulk of that increase to the work we did with Vative.”

Gerald Edmonds, General Manager, Central Steel Build

“I like Lean because it’s very simple, the tools are provided and it’s explained in a way staff can understand. Vative are very easy to work with.”

Tim Richardson, Eastern Australia Operations Manager, Black Duck