Course Title: Perform workshop skills and place orders

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4207 Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

Course Title: Perform workshop skills and place orders

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 150

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

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2009,
Term2 2010,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Timothy Haigh

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4846

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the knowledge of edging and fitting of spectacle lenses and specialised techniques, treatments and processes to finish and/or repair spectacle frames and lenses.
It includes skills in dispensing the best form lenses and ordering from laboratories.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This unit should be assessed in conjunction with the following related competency units:
• HLTOPD401A Work effectively in the ophthalmic industry
• HLTOPD402A Dispense optical products and services

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOPD407A Perform workshop skills and place orders


1. Prepare for dispensing of optical appliances

2. Operate focimeter and conduct final checking procedures

3. Place orders for optical appliances

4. Perform frame adjustments and repairs

5. Utilise computer technology

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.