Lean Thinking

Learn to identify and eliminate waste in the workplace by adopting a Lean Thinking mindset. Register now and start anytime.

10 hours

About this short course

Lean is a business strategy that ensures existing practices and processes are simplified and efficient. The approach is underpinned by a way of thinking, or a mindset, that focuses on continuous improvement (CI), people, customers, and minimising waste.

Waste includes factors such as errors that must be fixed, items that have been produced but are not wanted, process steps that are not needed, the movement of people or goods that is not purposeful, waiting, and goods and services that do not meet the customer’s needs.

On completion of this course, you will be able to apply Lean thinking concepts and principles and use tools and techniques to identify and eliminate waste.

How to get credit for this course:

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion as well as a credential point to support your further study. This course is one of several courses in our Professional Skills suite. View our full list of courses available within this suite and learn how to accrue your credential points.

Who should do this course?

The course is designed for people who want to learn how to apply Lean principles, concepts, tools, and techniques to eliminate waste, simplify existing practices and create efficiencies.

Course Structure

This self-directed course provides 10 hours of quality learning. You will have up to six months to access the materials and complete the course once you register.

On completion you will be able to:

Apply Lean Thinking concepts, principles, tools, and techniques.

Critically analyse how Lean is applied in practice across sectors.

Identify, explore, and analyse Lean wastes to propose solutions.

Meet your instructor

Dr Cherie Hawkins

Dr Cherie Hawkins' main area of expertise is in career development and life aspirations, and she is passionate about programs, projects and activities that enable individuals to build their skills and knowledge through experiential learning.

This course has been developed by a team of highly experienced educators, industry experts and skilled professional practitioners including Dr Cherie Hawkins, Dr Ana Lobo, Jennifer Kemp-Smith, Dr Amanda Harper, Associate Professor Andrea Carr, and Netty Gibson. It has been informed by community and industry consultation and draws on contemporary principles and practices.

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