Course Title: Take impressions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6157 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

Course Title: Take impressions

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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

Term1 2017,
Term2 2018

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 take a range of impressions for patients who are dentate or edentulous. 

This unit applies to work in dental prosthetics.




Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge and skills from the successful completion of the Diploma of Dental Technology.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDEP003 Take impressions


1. Assess the patient

2. Select impression tray and modify if required

3. Select and prepare impression materials

4. Perform impression taking procedure

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Assess the patient 

2. Select impression tray and modify if required 

3. Select and prepare impression materials

4. Perform impression taking procedure               



Overview of Assessment

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


You must be successful in each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent, including providing complete and appropriate information to at least 10 different patients:


Assessment:  Task 1

Clinical placement and skills evidence record – observation checklist 

Assessment: Task 2

Group Project

Assessment: Task 3


Assessment: Task 4