Course Title: Repair and modify dentures and appliances

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5206 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Repair and modify dentures and appliances

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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

Term1 2010,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Mark Doherty

Course Contact Phone: 03 9341 1407

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and
knowledge required to reline, rebase, repair and modify
removable prostheses.

All procedures are carried out in accordance with
occupational health and safety policies and procedures,
current infection control guidelines, Australian and New
Zealand Standards, state/territory legislative
requirements and organisation policy.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

• HLTIN301A Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work
• HLTOHS300A Contribute to occupational health and safety policies in the health industry
• HLTDT301B Construct models
• HLTDT304B Articulate models and transfer records
• HLTDT519A Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDT518B Repair and modify dentures and appliances


1: Prepare case
2: Prepare model
3: Repair denture or appliance
4: Modify denture or appliance, where required
5: Trim, shape and finish denture or appliance

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course the participants will be able to demonstrate, on a consistent basis, the process involved in the repair and modification of dentures and appliances

Overview of Assessment

Practical exercises, presentation of competency assessment exercises & written tests are used