Course Title: Construct removable acrylic partial dentures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5206 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Construct removable acrylic partial dentures

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 2011,
Term2 2011,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: Mark Doherty

Course Contact Phone: +61 93411407

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and
knowledge required to construct removable acrylic
partial dentures
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

• HLTIN301B Comply with infection control policies
and procedures
• HLTDT301B Construct models
• HLTDT302B Construct custom impression trays
• HLTDT303B Construct registration rims
• HLTDT304B Articulate models and transfer records

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDT508B 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

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course the participants will be able to demonstrate, on a consistent basis, the process involved in the construction of removable acrylic partial dentures.

Overview of Assessment

This unit is to be assessed in a simulated workplace and under the normal range of work conditions.
Practical exercises, presentation of competency assessment exercises & written tests are used.