Course Title: Construct orthodontic appliances

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5206 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Construct orthodontic appliances

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2013

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 orthodontic
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
• HLTOHS300A Contribute to OHS processes
• HLTDT301B Construct models
• HLTDT302B Construct custom impression trays
• HLTDT303B Construct registration rims
• HLTDT304B Articulate models and transfer records
• HLTDT519A Construct simple complete removable
acrylic dentures and appliances
• HLTDT507B Construct immediate dentures
• HLTDT508B Set up and wax removable partial
• HLTDT509B Cast metal alloy removable partial
denture framework
• HLTDT510B Construct metal, crown and bridge
• HLTDT511B Join alloy structures

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDT514C Construct orthodontic appliances


1. Select or construct and assemble components and materials
2. Construct orthodontic appliance
3. Finish orthodontic appliances

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 orthodontic appliances

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.