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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Our intensive, five-day green belt course immerses participants in the practices and tools required to confidently lead business improvement projects. Through hands-on workshops, and completion of marked assessments, participants will leave with the knowledge and tools required to immediately begin driving greater efficiency and stronger business results in their organisations.

About this course

Building on existing knowledge of participants from either our Lean Six Sigma Foundations course or elsewhere, our intensive five-day Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course expands on the framework and tools for improvement, at the centre of lean six sigma.

Framed around a hands-on hypothetical business improvement project, participants explore and develop their capability and knowledge of the tools, practices, and software-based solutions, used by lean six sigma green belt improvement project facilitators throughout each stage of the DMAIC process. Through continuous reflection and application, as well as intermittent and final assessments, participants will leave with the confidence to begin driving greater efficiency and stronger business results within their organisations.

Lean Six Sigma program structure

A certificate of attendance will be awarded to all participants. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is the second step in a progressive program of six sigma training, and each program must be completed before progressing onto the next as follows:


Full price: $4,990 (GST-free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase. 

Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information.

Enrolment conditions

COVID-19 response 

Additional course information

Course outline

Our green belt course is stage one in the pathway to certification as a black belt facilitator. Should you wish to progress to black belt certification, successful completion of both the green belt qualification and green belt certification is required.

The following content will be covered during the course:

Introductory concepts

  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

-  What is lean six sigma and green belt?

-  Why develop cultures of improvement?

-  What is six sigma?

-  What is lean?

  • Categories of improvement, complexity level of projects, and improvement vs implementation projects
  • Framework for improvement in lean six sigma projects
  • Pdsa ‘learning’ cycles
  • Introduction and assessment of quality tools
  • Dmaic and basic tool matrix.

Facilitation and change management skills

  • Rationale for the role of green belt improvement facilitators and project managers
  • Importance of teamwork and chemistry
  • Stages and success factors of team development
  • Tools for enabling better teamwork
  • Problems faced by teams
  • Towards a ‘facilitation model’
  • From unilateral control to mutual learning
  • Personality and managing team dynamics
  • Facilitator and project manager roles
  • Communication skills for team facilitation
  • Ladder of inference
  • Conversation meter
  • Five areas of communication skills
  • Corkscrew analysis for team feedback
  • Assessing the dynamics of people in the process
  • Change management in the context of the improvement journey
  • Critical conversations
  • Tools for team facilitation and working with ideas – brainstorming, affinity diagrams and multi-voting.

 Define phase

  • Commissioning an improvement project
  • Leadership and governance
  • Improvement plans - hints, example and template
  • Modelling your project
  • Measuring financial benefits
  • PDSA – learning cycles
  • Project management tools

-  Critical to quality (ctq)

-  Linkage of process (lop) diagram

-  SIPOC diagram

-  Stakeholder analysis

  • Using 'quality companion' during define phase.

Measure phase

  • Statistical thinking principle
  • Data collection
  • Descriptive statistics – principles and tools
  • Stability vs capability
  • Measuring ‘stability’ – run charts and control charts
  • Measuring ‘capability’ – histograms, process sigma, and six sigma calculation
  • Measure cycle hints.

Analyse phase

  • Statistical thinking principle
  • Process analysis
  • Process mapping
  • Lean thinking and waste analysis
  • Value stream mapping
  • Verifying root causes
  • Cause & effect diagram
  • ‘The five whys’
  • Pareto chart
  • Scatter plot diagrams
  • Quality companion and minitab in the analyse phase.

Improve phase

  • ‘Develop solutions’ phase

-  Change packages

-  Logical solution development from root cause analysis

-  Lean solutions for rapid improvement

-  Solution development tools – six hats thinking, change concepts and ‘do-ability matrix’ for evaluating ideas

  • ‘Pilot’ or ‘test’ phase

-  Tools for piloting solutions

– rasci chart and force field analysis

  • ‘Implementation’ phase

-  Rolling out the solution(s)

-  Implementation checklists and tools for implementation

Control phase

  • Controlling the process to a new design
  • Reaction or control plan.

Course learning objectives

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt will guide you through the following topics:

  • Review of improvement methodologies, including DMAIC, UDTI, lean six sigma and design for six sigma
  • Fundamental concepts and principles of improvement, including systems thinking and variation
  • Using DMAIC and UDTI model for improvement
  • Improvement planning and analytical tools
  • Statistical process control knowledge and skills
  • Facilitation skills and interventions
  • Communication skills
  • Leading a team to use specific analytical tools
  • Project commissioning
  • The roles of management in business improvement
  • The role of an improvement project management office
  • Roles and responsibilities of team members.



  • You will be provided with the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt workbook, notepad and pen upon your arrival. Laptops are optional for this short course.


Discount codes are available for the following:

  • 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 for this course.

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

Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price. 


As part of your enrolment, we will provide you with morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea. If you have particular dietary requirements, please ensure you confirm these with our staff by emailing prior to attending your course, so that we can arrange for our caterers to provide you with delicious alternatives. 

Who is this course for?

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is useful for those with an existing level of competency in Lean Six Sigma or related business improvement methodologies, including:

   -  Project managers leading improvement projects and programs

   -  Employees who will act as a facilitator or coach for improvement activities

   -  Individuals interested in developing a career in business improvement and process excellence

   -  Companies undertaking an organisational improvement program.



22 November




5 days

Meet the experts

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 and education.

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Book a session

Mon 22 Nov 2021 -
Fri 26 Nov 2021
Expert: Alan Skinner, Daniel Ionita
  • UTS – Venue TBC
  • On-campus
  • 5 sessions, 40 hours total

Catering is provided for this course. If you have any dietary requirements, please email

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