Strategic Introduction to Australasian TPM & Lean

Strategic Introduction to Australasian TPM & Lean - Yellow Belt Accredited

  • Self-paced
  • Support: Monday to Friday (9am-5pm) via phone or email, plus a weekly live webinar
  • CTPM Site Members or Subscribers: (AUD)$500.00 + GST ($550 inc)
  • Non CTPM Site Members or Subscribers: (AUD)$600.00 + GST ($660 inc)
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CTPM’s strategic Introduction to Australasian TPM & Lean accredited Yellow Belt online self-paced training course, is the first step of CTPM’s belt based training pathway aligned with our Australasian TPM & Lean methodology for supporting sites to strive for TPM & Operational Excellence.

Belt Based Training Pathway Yellow Belt

"For anyone looking to start their journey into a Continuous Improvement culture, I highly recommend this. I have been fortunate enough to work with Ross and his team implementing TPM & Lean in different organisations I have worked for, and have found his approach to be practical and easy to follow."
- Strategic Projects Manager, Food Manufacturer -


Course Outline

This online training course provides the ideal knowledge base to allow your personnel to gain an insight into the key principles and practices of Australasian TPM & Lean and how the methodologies can assist your organisation to achieve TPM & Operational Excellence.

The aim of the course is to assist companies to create a critical mass of understanding about what Australasian TPM & Lean is, and what is required to implement it in a sustainable way. To support this process, the course has been split into 4 parts:

  • Part 1 - Gaining an Understanding of TPM & Lean
  • Part 2 - Knowing What Makes Australasian TPM & Lean Work
  • Part 3 - Understanding the Australasian TPM & Lean Improvement Activities
  • Part 4 - Making Australasian TPM & Lean Work and Sustain

View the course contents and support materials by clicking here.

Based on over 25 years of assisting Australasian companies on their improvement journey to TPM & Operational Excellence, this course will take the mystery out of integrating all the Continuous Improvement values, principles, methods, tools, activities & focus in an Australasian workplace. It will cut through all the confusion and provide a comprehensive strategic pathway to achieve TPM & Operational Excellence.

Watch the below video to find out more about the course.


Registration Fee

The course fee for:

  • CTPM Site Members or Site Subscribers is $500.00 + GST per delegate (or $550.00 inc); or
  • Non CTPM Site Members or Site Subscribers is $600.00 + GST per delegate (or $660.00 inc).

To sign-up, make sure you complete the registration form by clicking on the 'Register for Course' button at the top of the page. With no time limit on commencement or completion of the course, you can sign-up without any immediate commitment to start.


During this online course you will learn about:

  • The evolution and first principles of Lean and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM);
  • The essential foundations of performance measures, ownership and engagement through on-going improvement to ensure sustainability;
  • The role of Improvement Drivers rather than just using performance measures to prioritise actions;
  • Why having the right organisation structure and roster alignment is critical; and
  • Why an improvement framework that recognises the need for an organic approach rather than only a project focused approach is required to achieve Operational Excellence.


Key take-a-ways will be:

  • How to free up everyone's time so that you can take a structured, disciplined yet flexible organic approach to improvement activities;
  • How to sequence and integrate the 3 critical parts of your Continuous Improvement Strategy to achieve TPM & Operational Excellence;
  • How to significantly increase the capacity and reliability of your plant & equipment while minimising your maintenance spend;
  • How to use effective Daily Management to develop your Frontline Leaders so everyone else in the Leadership chain is NOT working down a level;
  • How to ensure all teams are successful and hence promote further improvement; and
  • How to get some quick wins while setting the scene for long term success.


How does it Work?

Each part of the course consists of a series of pre-recorded sessions, a full set of slides, at least one reference paper or booklet, and a site self-rating sheet. You will also be provided with a multiple-choice assessment sheet to confirm your learning. 

All videos and resources for the course will be shared through a Dropbox folder (you do not need to have a Dropbox account to access the link). The links to the shared folders for Part 1 will be provided in your confirmation email once your registration has been processed.

The below video is a snippet of a pre-recorded session from Part 2 of the course. Listen to Ross introduce the 3 Critical Parts of a Continuous Improvement Strategy to achieve TPM & Operational Excellence.

To support your self-paced learning, you have unlimited support from our admin team during business hours (9am-5pm) Monday to Friday via phone or email, and our training leader will host weekly interactive live webinars to allow you to interact with fellow students undertaking the course, discuss any questions or issues that you may have, and reflect on your site’s completed self-rating sheet.


Who will benefit from this course?

Designed especially for decision makers (managers) and key personnel (leaders, co-ordinators, supervisors), who will be contributing to your sites Continuous Improvement journey to TPM & Operational Excellence.


Quality Guarantee

This course is backed by our Quality Guarantee. If by the conclusion of Part 1 of this online course it has failed to meet your expectations, we will refund your full registration fee.


Learn More

For more information about this online training course view our brochure by clicking here, or contact CTPM via phone: +61 2 4226 6184 or email