Course Title: Perform edging and fitting

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4207 Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

Course Title: Perform edging and fitting

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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,
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 to perform edging and fitting of spectacle lenses and to apply specialised techniques, treatments and processes to finish and/or repair spectacle frames and lenses

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The following competency unit should be undertaken before or with this unit:
• HLTOPD401A Work effectively in the ophthalmic industry

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOPD402A Perform edging and fitting


1. Prepare for edging and fitting

2. Operate optical equipment

3. Perform edging and fitting

4. Perform frame adjustments, repairs and lens treatments

5. Utilise computer technology

6. Conduct final checking 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.