Course Title: Apply surface coatings to ophthalmic lenses

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4239 Certificate IV in Optical Technology

Course Title: Apply surface coatings to ophthalmic lenses

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.

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Course Contact: Timothy Haigh

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4846

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Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to apply hard and multi coating to ophthalmic lenses

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

It is recommended that this unit should be assessed in conjunction with or after the following units:
• HLTOPT406A Edge and fit ophthalmic appliances
• HLTOPT401A Perform technical procedures for the production of ophthalmic appliances

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOPT407A Apply surface coatings to ophthalmic lenses


1. Check quality of lens

2. Apply clean-room practices

3. Apply dirty-room practices

4. Identify type of coating

5. Apply coating to lenses

6. Check coating finish

7. Despatch lens

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.