Course Title: Construct removable acrylic partial dentures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5387 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Construct removable acrylic partial dentures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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.

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2019 (All)

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 removable acrylic partial dentures.

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:

HLTDET007 Construct removable acrylic partial dentures


1. Design acrylic removable partial denture

2. Select and prepare materials

3. Arrange artificial teeth

4. Construct retainer units.

5. Select and prepare materials and processing technique

6. Process denture or appliance

7. Finish denture or appliance

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Design acrylic removable partial denture 
  2.  Survey and duplicate model
  3. Select and prepare materials 
  4. Arrange artificial teeth 
  5. Construct retainer units 
  6. Select and prepare materials and processing technique 
  7. Process denture or appliance 
  8. Finish denture or appliance

Overview of Assessment

Assessment 1 - Theory assessment - written test

Assessment 2 - Practical 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.