Course Title: Construct registration rims

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5312 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Construct registration rims

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 10

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 Workplace

Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016

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 for you to design and manufacture registration rims for removable prostheses. The registration rims that you manufacture are used for full dentures and also partial dentures. You will construct a range of stabilised base plates as well as the use of wax and wire. 
All procedures are carried out in accordance with work health and safety (WHS) 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

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
HLTWHS200A Participate in WHS processes

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDT303D Construct registration rims


1. Select and prepare materials

2. Construct base

3. Construct registration rim

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will be able to demonstrate, on a consistent basis, the process involved in construction of registration rims used for full dentures and partial dentures including the construction of a range of baseplates.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed in a simulated workplace and under the normal range of work conditions.

You will be assessed on both the essential knowledge and the demonstration of essential skills through;

  1. Completion of practical exercises - including detailed self reflection of each exercise
  2. Practical exam - Construction of F/F Registration Rims on stabilised baseplates within the time limit of 3.5 hours
  3. Theory exam - Pass mark 60%