Course Title: Work effectively in the ophthalmic industry

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4207 Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

Course Title: Work effectively in the ophthalmic industry

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2008,
Term2 2009,
Term2 2010,
Term2 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Timothy Haigh

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4846

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required by workers in the Ophthalmic Industry to perform work that reflects an understanding of the structure and profile of the industry, the roles and relationships within and across the industry and key
issues facing the industry

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

In some states/territories participants must have a licence to practise prior to placement in the workplace

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOPD401A Work effectively in the ophthalmic industry


1. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and profile of the optical industry

2. Develop a knowledge of the structure of the eye

3. Use accepted terminology to identify and describe the various types of ophthalmic lenses and spectacle frames available within the industry

4. Recognise variations from normal functioning

5. Document client information

6. Work within organisation policies and procedures

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may consist of examinations, quizzes, practical demonstration, work based assessment or simulation, submission of your learning and assessment guide and assignments.