Course Title: Dispense atypical prescriptions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4207 Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

Course Title: Dispense atypical prescriptions

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2009,
Term2 2010

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 to identify atypical prescriptions and to use measurements and calculations for planning an effective dispensing strategy.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The following competency units should be undertaken before this unit:
• HLTOPD401A Work effectively in the ophthalmic industry
• HLTOPD403A Dispense optical appliances and services
The following competency unit should be undertaken before or in conjunction with this unit:
• HLTOPD407A Perform workshop skills and place orders

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOPD404A Dispense atypical prescriptions


1. Evaluate the needs of clients requiring atypical optical prescriptions

2. Determine the criteria influencing dispensing procedures for atypical prescriptions

3. Dispense a range of atypical prescriptions

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.