Course Title: Articulate models and transfer records

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5312 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Articulate models and transfer records

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 10

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

Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Mark Doherty

Course Contact Phone: 03 9341 1407

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to transfer oral records and mount models on an articulator in the reference determined by the clinician. You will mount the registration rims constructed in previous exercises on different types of articulators as required for the type of dental appliance you are constructing - eg. full denture, partial denture. Once mounted you will transfer the oral records from the wax registration rim to the plaster model.
All procedures are carried out in accordance with work health and safety (WHS) 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

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
HLTWHS200A Participate in WHS processes

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDT304D Articulate models and transfer records


1. Select and prepare the articulator

2. Select and prepare materials

3. Transfer oral records to articulator

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will be able to demonstrate, on a consistent basis, the process involved in articulating models and transferring records using a range of oral records. The skills acquired will allow you to articulate models for a range of dental appliances following a prescription given by the clinician and also allow you to transfer crucial information given by the oral record.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed in a simulated workplace and under a normal range of work conditions.

You will be assessed on both the essential knowledge and the demonstration of essential skills through;

  1. Completion of practical exercises - including detailed self reflection of each exercise
  2. Practical exam - Articulation of F/F registration rims (previously constructed in ’Construct Registration Rims’ practical exam) on a fixed movement articulator within the time limit of 1 hour.
  3. Theory exam - pass mark 60%