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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification

Black Belt certification is the culmination of the full Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program. Designed as a self-driven program, receive formal recognition of your ability to devise and execute a more complex Improvement Project within an organisation.

About this course

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification embraces the idea that improvement work is a continuum of complexity, derived from ‘Just Do It’ scenarios and rapid Improvement Projects to more complex scenarios that are more appropriate for the full application of the methodology.

To qualify for Black Belt certification, you are required to devise and execute an Improvement Project to UTS requirements. Upon acceptance into the program, you will receive detailed information on assessment criteria and the certification process. This improvement plan must be conducted with approval from a sponsor within the workplace.

In addition, a personal Black Belt coach will be assigned to you and you will have access to four one-hour coaching sessions conducted by telephone, web-chat or face-to-face with timing and method dependent on mutual availability. Both written and verbal feedback will be provided within an extensive feedback framework.

At the end of the project, you will be required to submit a completed report with the completed project portfolio which will be used for certification assessment. Satisfactory completion of all requirements will earn Black Belt Certification from the University of Technology Sydney. This includes a certificate and an academic record of results against all components of the assessment.

Learning outcomes

The competency areas which will be assessed are:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the overall methodology and planning tools through application over the whole project.
  • Demonstrated competence in use of tools through evidence of the outcomes – work samples
  • Demonstrated practice of engaging with key stakeholders – sponsor, project manager, mentor / coach, team, others as per the evidence in plans and feedback
  • Demonstrated communication by feedback from team, sponsor, mentor, project manager and work samples
  • Demonstrated successful business outcomes achieved by measures and business impact analysis (does not necessarily have to be only financial results – could be customer measures, process metrics) should show baseline, goal and actual
  • Project Learnings and Next steps: demonstrated by the relevance of participant reflections, insights, recommendations and sponsor feedback.

Mandatory prerequisites

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification program can only be entered if you have passed the UTS Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Knowledge Assessment. The Knowledge Assessment can be undertaken through either:

  • Completed UTS Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, OR
  • Completed an equivalent Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program elsewhere (subject to review)

Lean Six Sigma program structure

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification is the penultimate step in a progressive program of Lean Six Sigma training leading to Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Each program must be completed before progressing onto the next as follows:

Enrolment conditions (important)

Before signing up for the Learn Six Sigma Black Belt certification program, the following terms and conditions must be read and accepted:

  • This is a self-managed self-driven program
  • The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification process is valid for 12 months only. A completed project portfolio that meets UTS requirements must be submitted within the certification process validity period. Participants will be emailed confirmation of their certification process expiry date after payment has been processed
  • For acceptance into the Black Belt Certification Program, a completed Improvement Plan signed by a sponsor and associated Project Set Up Activities (Project Set Up Cycle) must be submitted to within the first two weeks of enrolment.

It is your responsibility to ensure any change, revision or substitution of the sponsor-approved Improvement Plan is done within the 12 month validity period.

To apply for extension of project submission beyond the stipulated timeframe please contact Extension fees will apply.


  • 10% discount for UTS staff, students and alumni
  • 15% discount for 3 or more enrolments from the same company.

If you are eligible for any of the discounts above, you will need to obtain a discount code BEFORE you sign up to this course.

Please email with your UTS staff, student or alumni number or provide details of your group enrolment. Once verified, you will be supplied with a voucher code to apply to your cart.

Please note that discounts cannot be combined. A limit of one discount applies per person per course session.


Who is this course for?

Black Belt certification is particularly useful for:

  • Improvement Project Manager with responsibilities in complex improvement projects
  • Senior Managers with responsibilities in leading improvement programs in an organisation or business unit




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Meet the Expert

Alan Skinner

Alan Skinner
Director, Lean Six Sigma Excellence Institute

A Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Alan has over twenty years of experience in all facets of organisational improvement in both private and public sector organisations.

Alan has extensive experience as a conference speaker on business improvement and Six Sigma methodologies.

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Daniel Ionita

Daniel Ionita
Director, Lean Six Sigma Excellence Institute

As a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Daniel has led, mentored and facilitated key improvement projects in various industries including Banking & Finance, IT & Telecommunications, Food Manufacturing, Health, Education

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Expert: Alan Skinner, Daniel Ionita
  • This is a self-managed self-driven program that includes four one-hour coaching sessions.
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