Lean and Six Sigma are two of the most respected continuous improvement methodologies to enhance organisational performance. Combined they provide a powerful foundation to drive a culture of sustainable improvement with competitive advantage along with reducing waste.

UniSA’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course has been designed for leaders, managers, improvement champions, change managers and consultants who want to learn and understand continuous improvement. It will equip participants with the knowledge to effectively lead and execute projects by combining the Lean toolset with the discipline and structure of the Six Sigma DMAIC framework.

The program includes an overview of Lean, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints and their overlapping application in the workplace.

UniSA Business is the only business school in South Australia accredited by both AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies recognising excellence in business and management education. This double accreditation demonstrates achievement of the highest international standards across teaching and learning, research, and stakeholder engagement, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement into the future.

Business schools that earn these accreditations must undergo a rigorous review process undertaken by peers in the business education community and industry, to ensure they have the resources, credentials and dedication to deliver first-rate programs, knowledge creation and positive impact on business and society.

These standards support UniSA Business to deliver on its mission, to innovate and engage, and to lead the business education community worldwide.


Program Benefits

Individual Benefits:

  • Understand the key tools and techniques used in Lean Six Sigma, and how they interface to other methods such as Agile and Theory of Constraints.
  • Effectively lead key business projects that enhance organisational performance through increased productivity, efficiency and customer satisfaction.
  • Gain an applied understanding of Lean Six Sigma through simulations, exercises and presentations.
  • Gain an understanding of the proven elements for creating an environment of sustainable and continuous improvement.
  • Learn from experienced expert practitioners with broad cross sector experience of Lean Six Sigma application.



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Organisational Benefits

  • Achieve bottom line financial improvements and increased customer satisfaction through the application of a systematic and focused methodology.
  • Build staff skills and knowledge to lead business improvement projects.
  • Equip employees to drive improvement and change that enhances service delivery and product quality, create agile and adaptive operations, and significantly reduce operating costs.
  • Lead others to improve productivity and innovation.
  • Support and accelerate progress in projects to help maximise the organisation's return on investment along with adding capacity.




Key Information

Dates Delivery Location Cost (ex. GST) Who this is suited to

5 full day modules
9:00am to 4:30pm

29 Jan to 2 Feb 2024 - now closed
16 - 20 September 2024


UniSA Business 
City West Campus,
North Tce,
Adelaide SA

Full course fee $3,475
*Early Bird: $3,300

UniSA Alumni rates apply, please enquire for more details.
Discounts available for group bookings.

*Available for enrolments received by Friday 12 Jan 2024 | Friday 30 August 2024

Leaders, Managers, Improvement Champions, Change Managers and Consultants from the private, public and not-for profit sectors.

What you can expect

The course is a blend of lecture-style sessions, application of theory, and individual and team-based exercises over five full days as a face to face delivery

Course Outline

DAY 1:  Introduction to Lean Six Sigma and problem solving – The DEFINE Phase

  • Lean Transformation Framework
  • Overview of Business Improvement of Methodologies
  • Problem Solving and PDCA
  • Define Phase

DAY 2:  The current state – The MEASURE Phase

  • Process and Value Stream Maps
  • Current State Maps
  • Operational Definitions
  • Measurement System Analysis

DAY 3: Understanding performance – The ANALYSE Phase

  • Value and Waste Analysis
  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Process Capability concepts

DAY 4: Changing the process – The IMPROVE Phase

  • Pull and Flow
  • Quality at Source
  • Error Proofing (Poke Yoke)
  • Opportunity Identification and Selection
  • Future State Maps

DAY 5: Holding the gains – The CONTROL Phase

  • Pilot Deployment and Evaluation
  • 5S
  • Standard Work
  • Visual Management
  • Control Planning
  • Course Summary

Learn from the experts

Dr Neil Davidson

Adjunct Lecturer, Lean and Six Sigma

Dr Davidson has wide knowledge and experience of applicable industry standards and business excellence models, including ISO 9000, CMMI®, Business Excellence, Six Sigma (DMAIC and DFSS), Lean and systems engineering and is a certified Motorola Six Sigma Black Belt. Neil’s experience includes the design, deployment and use of measurement systems to underpin and sustain improvement programs, consulting and training for defence companies and consulting to a large resources company to reduce waste through Lean Six Sigma.


Cancellation Policy

The University of South Australia reserves the right to cancel events and issue refunds.  In the event that an attendee cannot attend, a substitute is welcome to attend in their place.  No refunds will be given unless 21 days notice is given in writing prior to the date of the planned event. If less than 21 days the fee can be used for the same course at a later stage, or another course of the same value.  


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