Lean Practitioner training and certification is a must-have for those who want to facilitate workplace improvement using Lean methods and tools. 

Training Level



3 Days





Lean focuses on eliminating waste and building process capability. OE Methods’ Lean Practitioner training is designed to provide a thorough knowledge base in the Lean methodology.

During the course, you will learn how to apply the essential Lean principles, methods and tools in the practical application - with either an integrated simulation or a real business problem.

The most important subjects which will be covered are: Lean Action Workout, the 8 types of waste, client value, Value Stream Mapping, Flow, Pull, 5S, Error Proofing and Visual Management.

After completing this course, you will constantly recognise opportunities for continuous improvement in your workplace.

Facilitated by Master Black Belt-level instructors with real-world experience, this course has a practical and applied focus.



Lean Practitioner Certification is provided through our partnership with the Australian Society for Quality (RTO ID 22526). Certification is awarded to participants who successfully complete:

  1. Coursework

  2. AuSQ Lean Practitioner knowledge assessment

  3. A workplace improvement project or a Lean Action Workout event


The workplace improvement project should demonstrate application of appropriate Lean tools at Lean Practitioner level, and has achieved business benefits.

The project must remove waste, reduce defects, improve timeliness or achieve an important performance goal.



Anyone in any industry who wants to move beyond knowing the concepts for applying the Lean toolkit.

Learning Objectives.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Lead Lean Action Workout rapid improvement events.

  • Develop the ability to complete Value Stream Maps.

  • Identify waste and recognise opportunities where Lean approaches can improve processes within and between departments.

  • Select and apply the appropriate Lean tools to reduce various types of waste.



  • Lean overview

  • Lean principles and foundation

  • Factors for successful Lean transformation

  • Lean Action Workout Event PDCA Methodology


  • A3 Project Canvas

  • Value Stream Mapping (facilitating a VSM session)

  • Lean Measurement System

  • Future State Mapping

  • Prototyping

  • Mistake Proofing

  • Foundations of 5S

  • Kanban or Visual Signaling (elective)

  • Standard Work

  • Visual Management & Control

  • Action Planning

  • Total Productive Maintenance (elective)

Exclusive Benefits.

  • Every course is taught by a Master Black Belt instructor with real world knowledge and extensive project experience

  • The Master Black Belt provides support and project consultation throughout the class

  • Lean Practitioner program includes project review and certification

  • Professional quality, laser printed student manuals and quick reference guides

  • Online learning portal access for up to 6 months after training 

  • Valuable templates that can be used for certification projects and other projects in the future

  • Sample case study of Lean projects

  • On-site coaching and/or remote support by email/phone are offered at a special rate for all participating students