Course Title: Construct cast metal alloy removeable partial denture framework

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5312 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Construct cast metal alloy removeable partial denture framework

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2013,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Mark Doherty

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1407

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge you will require to construct burn-out patterns for cast metal framework; and devest, trim, treat, finish and evaluate alloy structures. The metal frameworks that you construct would be used in industry as the sub structure of a removable partial denture for a patient. The metal structures you fabricate are created from Cobalt Chrome and are incredibly strong, thus making them the perfect framework fro a denture.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

HLTDT301D Construct models
HLTDT302D Construct custom impression trays
HLTDT303D Construct registration rims
HLTDT304D Articulate models and transfer records
HLTDT519C Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDT509D Construct cast metal alloy removeable partial denture framework


1. Prepare master model

2. Construct refractory model

3. Wax and invest removable partial denture framework

4. Burnout and cast removable partial denture framework

5. Devest, trim, finish and evaluate metallic structures for removable partial denture

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will be able to demonstrate, on a consistent basis, the process undertaken to adapt a prescription drawing of a partial denture framework design into a tangible dental appliance. You will develop the skills adaptable to a range of situations to suit  the needs of various patients and clinicians to provide successful dental treatment.

Overview of Assessment

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

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

Completion of practical exercises - including detailed self reflection of each exercise
Practical exam
Theory exam