Course Title: Perform workshop skills and place orders

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OPSC5057C

Course Title: Perform workshop skills and place orders

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4318 - Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

Course Contact: Jade Cusworth

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8382

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Timothy Haigh

+61 3 9925 4846

Leigh Robinson

+61 3 9925 4398

Ralph Richter

+61 3 9925 4783

Ludmila Keightley

+61 3 9925 4722


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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

This course must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisites:
• HLTOPD401C Work effectively in the ophthalmic industry

This course is delivered concurrently with the following course:

  • HLTOPD402C Perform edging and fitting

Course Description

This course 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.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOPD407C Perform workshop skills and place orders


1. Prepare for dispensing of optical appliances

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Access required information and prescriptions
1.2 Prepare the environment
1.3 Check equipment and instruments to be used
1.4 Use personal protective equipment if required


2. Operate focimeter and conduct final checking procedures

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine any axis or centring error and apply Australian Standards tolerances.
2.2 Check the spectacles on the focimeter to identify and verify powers, axes and centration
2.3 Check lens surface for scratching and aberrations
2.4 Adjust the frame to standard alignment
2.5 Check metal framed spectacles for strain
2.6 Clean spectacles
2.7 Clean equipment and attachments in accordance with manufacturer's requirements and infection control procedures
2.8 Undertake regular maintenance procedures on equipment in accordance with manufacturer's requirements and infection control procedures
2.9 Store equipment and attachments in accordance with manufacturer's requirements and organisation policies and procedures


3. Place orders for optical appliances

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Place orders for the edging of spectacle lenses
3.2 Order lenses fitted to both plastic and metal frames
3.3 Order special hand-edging to modify lenses for change-overs and centring corrections
3.4 Order lenses to be edged, grooved and mounted to nyl-tag frames
3.5 Order lenses to be edged, drilled and mounted to rimless frames
3.6 Order tinted lenses to required standards


4. Perform frame adjustments and repairs

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Repair and modify spectacle frames
4.2 Perform standard alignment of frames


5. Utilise computer technology

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Select appropriate technology and software applications to achieve the requirements of the task
5.2 Adjust workspace, furniture and equipment to suit the ergonomic requirements of the user
5.3 Use technology according to organisation requirements and in a way which promotes a safe work environment
5.4 Carry out or arrange routine maintenance in order to ensure that equipment is maintained in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and organisation requirements
5.5 Identify equipment faults and take action in accordance with manufacturer's instructions or by reporting fault to designated person

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Read topic one in the Learner Guide: HLTOPD407C Perform workshop skills and place orders. Upon completion of topic one complete the self-assessment checklist from the learner guide. Once you have done this progress to the next topic and continue until all topics are completed.
• Once you have read all of the topics and completed the self-assessments you are ready to do the online self-assessment task. The self-assessment will check your level of understanding of the unit and provide you with some feedback.
• Refer to Evidence Portfolio Items . Familiarise yourself with the content

A combination of activities will support students learning in this course, such as:

• Face to face and or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course
• Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL), during simulations and classroom based learning
• Observations of performance in the workplace and industry placement or simulated environment will be a valuable part of your learning experience
• Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics
• Online discussion and activities support you to collaborate with other students in your course and debate and debate and discuss ideas
• Self directed study time to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts
• To further facilitate learning, students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform 

Teaching Schedule

• Students who come for blocks of learning at RMIT City campus will be required to attend Cluster 1 and 2. Dates for your group will be posted on Blackboard
• Students who are part of the Full Time Program will attend class Tuesday to Thursday.
 Students who form part of the SpecSavers group are required to attend the appropriate Cluster as advised on Blackboard

Week StartingTuesdayWednesdayThursday
09/03/2015Lens Properties  
16/03/2015Lens Properties  
23/03/2015Frame measurements  
30/03/2015MSU & Glazing  
13/04/2015Grooving Glazing
20/04/2015Filtered Lenses Filtered Lenses
27/04/2015Impact resistance Glazing
04/05/2015Transmission curves Glazing
11/05/2015Glazing Glazing
18/05/2015Glazing Glazing
25/05/2015Glazing Glazing

Topic 1: Prepare for dispensing optical appliances

Topic 2: Operate focimeter and conduct final checking

Topic 3: Essential Knowledge documents: Light, Prism, Spherical Lenses, Astigmatic Lenses, Lens Design, Multifocal Lenses

Topic 4: Perform adjustments and repairs

Topic 5: Utilise computer technology

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed text


Learner Guide: HLTOPD407C Perform workshop skills and place orders

Other Resources

• Evidence Portfolio Year 1
• PowerPoint Summary
• Additional learning materials available through Learning Hub
• RMIT Library (
Students should also make note of the Student Services and Study and Learning Centre that are available to all enrolled students (

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

Before attempting any of the assessment tasks below, ensure that you agree will all self-assessment checklists in the learner guide and that you have completed the online self assessment quiz.

  1. Complete online test titled HLTOPD407C Formal Quiz. This test consists of completing a series of 10 online questions. These questions may consist of true or false, multiple choice or short answer questions. In order to pass you need to correctly answer seven or more questions (7 out of 10) You must complete the quiz by the date publish on Blackboard.
  2. Refer to your Evidence Portfolio and carefully read and complete Items 3, 5, 6 AND 7. An RMIT University assessor will assess you on these items during a work-based assessment and during your compulsory attendance in Year 1. In addition your work assessor will include a range of verbal questions to ask during these assessments. An RMIT University assessor will talk to your employer to discuss your progress and development of workplace skills. You must complete these Evidence Portfolio Items by the date published on Blackboard.
  3. You will be required to complete a 90 minute closed book Exam 2. It will consist of short answer, multiple choice and labelling diagrams. Please note that this Exam will cover HLTOPD407C, HLTOPD403C, SIRXSLS001A, HLTCOM301C, HLTHIR301C, HLTCOM405D the date for this exam will be publish on Blackboard
  4. During Cluster 2 you will be required to successfully complete a range of repair tasks including frame servicing, soldering, sink joints, screw replacement and rivet repairs.

Please note that you will need to demonstrate competency in all these assessments tasks in order to achieve competency for this unit.

Assessment Matrix


National Unit Title:                                                                                        

                       Perform workshop skills and place orders

National Unit Code:  HLTOPD407C

Assessment Tasks

Elements/ PCs

Required Knowledge 13


Required Skills 21


Critical aspects of assessment 4













1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4


2.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

4.1, 4.2

5.4, 5.5,




Points: 1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Points: 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 21

Points: 1, 2, 4


Online Quiz


1.2, 1.3

2.1, 2.2, 2.6,

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

4.1, 4.2

5.1, 5.3




Points: 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

5, 13, 17

Points: 1, 3


LEP Items 3.1 & 3.3


1.3, 1.4












LEP Items 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6, 6.7



3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

4.1, 4.2

5.1, 5.2, 5.3,





Points: 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 19,

Points: 2, 3,


Exam 2



2.1, 2.2,


3.1, 3.2,

4.1, 4.2,





Points: 2, 2.1, 3, 5, 6, 6.2, 7, 8, 13.4, 13.5, 13.6

Points: 1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 13, 15, 17, 18, 21,

Points: 1,

Full time Practical Assessment Tasks


























1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11,

1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21


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