Course Title: Join alloy structures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2020

Class Number: All

Class Section: All

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Course Code: DENT5870C

Course Title: Join alloy structures

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5387 - Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Contact: Rachael Starr

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1420

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 30

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to join dental alloys using thermal processes.

This unit applies to work in dental technology.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDET010 Join alloy structures


1. Solder components

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and position component materials accurately to comply with the design and in a manner that enables the optimum join to be made 1.2 Select appropriate solder and flux according to the component materials 1.3 Select appropriate heating methods 1.4 Apply and control solder 1.5 Evaluate each finished join 1.6 Clean, trim, shape and finish components to produce a smooth surface free of sharp edges and irregularities


2. Weld components

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and position component materials accurately to comply with the design, and in a manner that enables the optimum join to be made 2.2 Select appropriate welding techniques and equipment 2.3 Weld components 2.4 Evaluate each finished weld 2.5 Clean, trim, shape and finish components to produce a smooth surface free of sharp edges and irregularities

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Solder components 
  2. Weld components

Details of Learning Activities

Students will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:

  • Face to Face classes
  • Written classroom tasks
  • Demonstration and classroom discussion
  • Facilitator led practical clinical demonstration
  • Group discussions
  • Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises
  • Clinical practice, peer evaluation/feedback session/completion of practical worksheets
  • Online learning  via CANVAS
  • Self-managed research to support completion of Study Guides.
  • Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course

Teaching Schedule

Refer to Canvas for class scheduling

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through CANVAS.

CANVAS is an online resource with the lesson plans for each unit. Within CANVAS are the session lessons plans, assessments, resources and other materials required for completion of each unit of competency.

Additional materials maybe provided in class and lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.

Overview of Assessment

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency.   

Regular attendance is necessary. 

Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks and consist of theory and practical based tasks.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Theory Assessment - Written Assessment 

The theory assessment will include short answer questions and diagrams as required.


Assessment 2: Practical Assessment – Practical Skills Test 

During your practical assessment you will be required to produce and critically evaluate 2 soldered or welded joints.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment tasks listed in this course guide address all the elements and criteria of the requirements of this course.

Other Information

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.


Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):  


Study and learning Support:  

Equitable Learning Services (ELS): 


Late submission:

Special consideration: 



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