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Note: Students may only enrol in this subject (TAS-ZAA9140A) if they are admitted to the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Health.
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify and describe the principles and processes of lean thinking
- Evaluate and apply tools of lean thinking
- Develop and communicate approaches for continuous improvement and organisational excellence.
- Lean thinking and continuous improvement
- Learning to see waste
- Lean beyond manufacturing
- Lean culture
- Lean tools
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
This subject focuses on the principles and tools associated with contemporary Lean Thinking and practice. Lean Thinking or ‘lean’ is a systematic method of continuous improvement through minimising waste without sacrificing productivity, creating more value for customers. It has been identified and applied by many organisations as a key strategy to organise human and production activities to deliver more benefits to the organisation and the customer. It does this by eliminating waste, creating knowledge, respecting people, building in quality, visualising practices, and managing work flow. Activities and assessment tasks in this subject will focus on identifying and analysing lean tools, applying them in practice, and assessing their contribution to continuous improvement and excellence in an organisation. This will be achieved through a range of activities including documenting and diarising processes, site visits, field trips, and writing an experiential learning report to apply discipline knowledge to practice.
- Reflection and artefacts (20%)
- Lean tools assessment (30%)
- Report (50%)