Course Title: Perform edging and fitting

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: OPSC5058C

Course Title: Perform edging and fitting

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: jade.cusworth@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

   

Timothy Haigh

 

timothy.haigh@rmit.edu.au

 

+61 3 9925 4846

 

Leigh Robinson

 

leigh.robinson@rmit.edu.au

 

+61 3 9925 4398

 

Ralph Richter

 

ralph.richter@rmit.edu.au

 

+61 3 9925 4783

 

Ludmila Keightley

 

Ludmila.keightley@rmit.edu.au

 

+61 3 9925 4722

          

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

This course is delivered concurrently with the following course:

  • HLTOPD407C Perform workshop skills and place orders

Course Description

This course 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


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOPD402C Perform edging and fitting

Element:

1. Prepare for edging and fitting

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
 

Element:

2. Operate optical equipment

Performance Criteria:



2.1 Use optical equipment to edge and fit lenses

2.2 Clean equipment and attachments in accordance with manufacturer's requirements and infection control procedures

2.3 Undertake regular maintenance procedures on equipment in accordance with manufacturers requirements and infection control procedures

2.4 Store equipment and attachments in accordance with manufacturer's requirements and organisation policies and procedures
 

Element:

3. Perform edging and fitting

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Prepare for the edging of spectacle lenses

3.2 Edge lenses

3.3 Fit lenses to both plastic and metal frames

3.4 Use special hand-edging techniques to modify lenses for change-overs and centring corrections

3.5 Edge, groove and mount spectacle lenses to nyl-tag frames

3.6 Edge, drill and mount spectacle lenses to rimless frames
 

Element:

4. Perform frame adjustments, repairs and lens treatments

Performance Criteria:



4.1 Repair and modify spectacle frames

4.2 Standard alignment of frames

4.3 Produce tinted lenses to required standards
 

Element:

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

Compulsory attendance at Cluster 3, 4 and 5 for students who attend blocks of learning at RMIT University City Campus.

  • Read the relevant topics in the Brooks and Borish online text that is available on Blackboard .

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 3 Monday to Friday week beginning 8th February 2016

Cluster 4: Monday to Friday week beginning 11th April 2016

Cluster 5: Monday to Friday week beginning 6th June 2016


Topic 1: Prepare for edging and fitting
Topic 2: Operate optical equipment
Topic 3: Perform edging and fitting
Topic 4: Perform frame adjustments and repairs
Topic 5: Utilise computer technology
Topic 6: Conduct final checking
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed text


References

System for Ophthalmic Dispensing Third Edition: Clifford W Brooks, Irvin M Borish This text is available online through Blackboard


Other Resources


• Learner Guide HLTOPD402C Perform edging and fitting
• PowerPoint Summary
• Additional learning materials available through Learning Hub
• RMIT Library (www.rmit.edu.au/library)

Students should also make note of the Student Services and Study and Learning Centre that are available to all enrolled students (www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre)
 


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 HLTOPD402C 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 Monday 20th June 2016.

3. You will be required to complete a range of practical edging and fitting tasks due Friday 10th June 2016 

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


Assessment Matrix

           

ASSESSMENT METHODS/TYPES OF EVIDENCE:

 

 

Interview/ Verbal Questioning

Self-Reflections

Assignment/ Project

Case Study or Role Play

Third Party Verification

Workplace Performance

Research or Report

Portfolio of Evidence

Written Tasks

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL UNIT CODE : HLTOPD402C

NATIONAL UNIT NAME :Edge and Fit Ophthalmic Appliances (Release 1)

RMIT CODE:

 

Elements

Performance Criteria

Related Assessment Tasks

Assessment Method/

Types of Evidence  

1.      Prepare for edging and fitting

 

1.1    Access required information and prescriptions

 

Practical Tasks / Written Tasks

Practical Tasks / Online Assessment

1.2    Prepare the environment

Practical Tasks / Written Tasks

Practical Tasks / Online Assessment

1.3   Check equipment and instruments to be used

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

1.4   Use personal protective equipment if required

Practical Tasks / Written Tasks

Practical Tasks

2.     Operate optical equipment

2.1.  Use optical equipment to edge and fit lenses

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

2.2.  Clean equipment and attachments in accordance with manufacturer’s requirements and infection control procedures

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

2.3.  Undertake regular maintenance procedures on equipment in accordance with manufacturers requirements and infection control procedures

Practical Tasks / Written Tasks

Practical Tasks / Online Assessment

2.4.  Store equipment and attachments in accordance with manufacturer’s requirements and organisation policies and procedures

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

3.       Perform edging and fitting

3.1. Prepare for the edging of spectacle lenses

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

3.2.  Edge lenses

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

3.3.Fit lenses to both plastic and metal frames

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

3.4.Use special hand-edging techniques to modify lenses for change-overs and centring corrections

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

3.5. Edge, groove and mount spectacle lenses to nyl-tag frames

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

3.6. Edge, drill and mount spectacle lenses to rimless frames

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

4.       Perform Frame Adjustments, repairs and lens treatments

4.1. Repair and modify spectacles

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

4.2. Standard alignment of frames

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

4.3. Produce tinted lenses to required standards

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

5. Ultilise computer technology

5.1.Select appropriate technology andsoftware applications to achieve the requirements of the task

Practical Tasks / Written Tasks

Practical Tasks / Online Assessment

5.2.  Adjust workspace, furniture and equipment to suit the ergonomic requirements of the user

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

5.3. Use technology according to organisation requirements and in a way which promotes a safe work environment

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

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

Practical Tasks / Written Tasks

Practical Tasks / Online Assessment

5.5.  Identify equipment faults and take action in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions or by reporting fault to designated person

Practical Tasks / Written Tasks

Practical Tasks / Online Assessment

6.     Conduct final checking procedures

5.1   Determine any axis or centring error and apply Australian standards tolerances

Practical Tasks / Written Tasks

Practical Tasks / Online Assessment

5.2   Check the spectacles on the focimeter to verify powers, axes and centration

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

5.3   Check lens surface for scratching and aberrations

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

5.4   Adjust the frame to standard alignment

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

5.5   Check metal framed spectacles for strain

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

5.6   Clean spectacles

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

Assessment Conditions

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions.

The following conditions must be met for this unit:

·         use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:

automatic edgers

hand edgers

blockers

markers

focimeters (lensmeters)

nylon groover

drill

clavulus

parallel rules

millimetre (PD) rules

frame tools

frames

lenses

adhesive and protection pads/films

formers

frame heater

soldering unit

tint bath

dyes

·         modelling of industry operating conditions, including:

integration of time constraints

integration of problem solving activities

 

Practical Tasks

Practical Tasks

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

 

 

 

Performance Evidence 

It is critical that the candidate demonstrate the ability to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role

 

 

 

This includes the ability to:

·         Apply drilling techniques

·         Apply grooving techniques

·         Calculate minimum size uncut (MSU):

·         MSU using centration chart and by calculation to allow for PD and decentration for prism

·         Correctly and accurately use a focimeter (lensmeter) including:

·         correct neutralisation

·         determination of additions

·         determination of axes

·         determination of centration

·         determination of powers

·         determination of prism

·        
Eliminate errors in templates

·         Fit standard nylon rims

·         Hand edge using both hand bevelling techniques and safety chamfering

·         Handle glass and plastic lens material

·         Handle metal and plastic frame material

·         Identify and explain the nature of vacuum coatings

·         Interpret manufacturer’s transmission curves

·         Interpret transmission and absorption data

Make templates using:

hand techniques

machine techniques

Mount lens

Repair and service nylon rims

Take into account opportunities to address waste minimisation, environmental responsibility and sustainable practice issues

Transpose a prescription

Undertake digital fame tracing

Undertake automatic edging including:

blocking/chucking systems

edging wheel designs and characteristics

machine designs

machine operation

Undertake frame adjustments

Undertake frame servicing

·         Undertake special hand edging techniques including:

·         changeovers

·         nasal cut and nasal add (antinasal)

·         Use appropriate techniques to inset lens and fit frames

·         Use lens samples and to match tint samples

·         Use problem solving techniques

·         rectifying off-axis lenses

reducing unwanted vertical and/or horizontal prism

 

 

 

 

Practical Tasks / Written Tasks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practical Tasks / Evidence Log

Practical Tasks / Online Assessment

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role

This includes knowledge of:

·         Drilled rimless frames including mounts and rimless types and equipment needed Frame measurement systems including boxing and datum

·         Filter and tinted lens processes including:

·         Australian standards

·         plastic lens tinting including dyes and tint types, equipment, preparation, problems and solutions

·         transmission testing including equipment and instrumentation, equipment limitations and Australian standards

·         Glazing techniques

·         Impact resistant safety lenses including:

·         advantages and disadvantages

·         Australian standards for both general purpose and industrial use

·         evaluation of materials including glass, CR39, higher index plastics, polycarbonate and laminates

·         impact resistance

·         impact testing requirements, conditions and procedures

·         principles and processing of thermal and chemical toughening

·         problems and special lens requirements

·         Relevant Australian Standards

·         Scope of metal and plastic frame material including heating, manipulation, adjusting, handling and repair

·         Standard nylon rims including the equipment needed

·         The properties of lens

·         The use of impact resistant protective lenses

·         Vacuum coatings including:

·         absorptive (tinted) coatings

·         handling, cleaning and care of coatings

·         manufacturing processes

·         multiple layer AR coatings

·         single AR coating

surface reflections and ghost images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written Tasks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On-line Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On-line Assessment

 

 

 

Foundation Skills

 

 

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

 

 

     

 

 

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