Course Title: Construct models

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5373 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Construct models

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


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017

Course Contact: Rachael Starr

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1420

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to construct models from impressions of the patient’s maxillary or mandibular jaws.

This unit applies to work in dental technology.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDET001 Construct models


1. Verify integrity of impressions

2. Select and prepare model materials

3. Pour impressions

4. Finish model

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Verify integrity of impressions 
  2. Select and prepare model materials 
  3. Pour impressions
  4. Finish model 

Overview of Assessment

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.



Assessment: Task 1

Practical assessment, read and correctly interpret work orders, fabricate appliances

Assessment: Task 2

Practical assessment, critically evaluate practical work to meet technical laboratory and clinician requirements

Assessment: Task

Theory assessment, written exam