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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

The UTS Green Belt Certification program offers a hands-on, self-driven, and coached certification program for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt participants, who are keen to have formal recognition of their ability to devise and execute an actual small-scale improvement project within their current organisation.

About this course

Following successful completion of the theory-based Green Belt short course, participants looking to put their learning to practice and receive formal recognition of their professional undertakings and achievements, are eligible to enrol in our Green Belt Certification program. 

The program is an entirely self-driven and hands-on experience that focuses on coaching eligible participants through a real-time improvement project, in which they are tasked to work within the scope of their current employer or organisation.

Our UTS Green Belt Certification Program is considered to be stage one of the Black Belt Program, during which all the foundational skills for a black belt are established. Green Belt level projects build on the idea raised in the Green Belt short course - that improvement work is the continuum of complexity raised from the ‘Just-Do-It’ scenario. The projects involve the full application of the Lean Six Sigma methodology and begin the process of dealing with more complex situations, without taking on a Black Belt-level project (with application of the full improvement plan, the cycles, the phases, the practice of change management and so on.)

Lean Six Sigma program structure

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

Price

Full price: $1,400 (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.

Important pre-enrolment information

Before signing up for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification program, the following conditions must be read and accepted:

  • This is a self-managed, self-driven program.
  • The Lean Six Sigma Green 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 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification program, a completed Improvement Plan signed by a sponsor and associated Project Set Up Activities (Project Set Up Cycle) should be submitted to business.practice@uts.edu.au 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.

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Additional course information

Course outline

Upon acceptance into the program, you will receive detailed information about assessment criteria and the certification process. The improvement plan must be conducted with approval from a sponsor within your workplace.

From here, you will work through each stage of your improvement project in real time, producing the relevant documentation and evidence of progress at each stage of the project. You will need to share this with your Master Black Belt coach throughout, in order to receive feedback on your work.

At the end of the project, you are to submit a completed report with your project portfolio, which will be used for certification assessment. Satisfactory completion of all requirements will reward you with the Green Belt Certification.

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification program fee includes:

  • Written feedback on the sponsor-approved and sponsor-signed improvement plan proposal
  • Four, one-hour coaching sessions conducted by telephone, web-chat or face-to-face, with the timing and method dependent on mutual availability, and
  • Assessment of one completed improvement project portfolio, complying with certification guidelines.

It is possible to complete the certification process within two to three months and it must be completed within a maximum timeframe of 12 months.  

Course learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you should have:

  • Strengthened your knowledge and practical application of the overall methodology and planning tools
  • Demonstrated competence in using tools to evidence project outcomes
  • Developed your ability to engage with key stakeholders related to your project and to evidence this in plans and feedback
  • Improved your communication skills by seeking regular feedback from teams, sponsors, mentors, other project managers and through evidence of work samples
  • Successfully achieved project outcomes (whether financial and/or non-financial) through a process of appropriate measures and business impact analyses.

Requirements

Mandatory

Enrolment in the Green Belt Certification program requires you to have first completed either:

  • UTS Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and successful completion of its assessments, or
  • An equivalent third-party Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program (subject to review and approval).

If you have completed a Green Belt theory program or equivalent somewhere other than through UTS, please send your supporting materials that evidence your competency with Green Belt-level theory to business.practice@uts.edu.au prior to enrolment in the certification program. We will assess your request and contact you for next steps.

  • To complete this online course, you will need a personal computer with reliable internet access, web conferencing capability and an operating system with a web browser compatible with the Canvas LMS. You will also need access to some type of data analysis software, preferably Excel, with Data Analysis Add-in enabled, or Minitab and Companion by Minitab.

Discounts

Discounts are available for this course as follows: 

  • 10% discount for UTS staff
  • 10% discount for UTS alumni/students 
  • 15% discount for group enrolments of 3 or more from the same organisation.

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. 

How to obtain your discount voucher code (group enrolments)

  • Please contact the team at support@open.uts.edu.au with details of group enrolments, to obtain your discount voucher code. 

How to enrol and obtain your UTS staff discount (UTS staff)

How to apply your discount voucher  

  • If you are eligible for a UTS alumni or student discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS student number in your UTS Open Profile (under “A bit about you”). If you are an alumni and have forgotten your UTS student number, email support@utsopen.uts.edu.au with your full name, UTS degree and year of commencement.  
  • Add this course to your cart 
  • Click on "View Cart" (blue shopping trolley at top right of screen). You will need to sign in or sign up to UTS Open 
  • Enter your eligible code beneath the “Have a code?” prompt and click on the blue "Apply" button 
  • Verify your voucher code has been successfully applied before clicking on the blue "Checkout" button. 

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Who is this course for?

This course will benefit professionals responsible for driving or managing improvements within their organisation and who would gain from the support and insight of an external coach throughout the process. It will be particularly useful for:

  • Improvement project managers with the responsibility for complex improvement projects
  • Senior managers with the responsibility for leading improvement programs in an organisation or business unit.
$1,400.00

START DATE

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MODE

Online

DURATION

Self paced

COMMITMENT

2-3 months

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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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