Course Title: Construct oral splints

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2022

Course Code: DENT5873C

Course Title: Construct oral splints

Important Information:

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School: 535T Social Care and Health

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5387 - Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Contact: Sue Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406

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 construct oral splints.

This unit applies to work in dental technology.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTDET013 Construct oral splints


1. Construct splint

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Select materials for the construction of splint in accordance with work order
1.2 Construct splint in accordance with work order
1.3 Process splint in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions


2. Trim, shape and finish splint

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Trim splint according to material selection
2.2 Shape splint according to work order and recheck on articulator
2.3 Evaluate the splint
2.4 Finish the splint appropriately according to type of material selected
2.5 Decontaminate the appliance in accordance with infection control guidelines
2.6 Place the splint in a suitable container for dispatch

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Construct a splint 
  1. Trim, shape and finish splint

Details of Learning Activities

Online theory sessions (via “Collaborate Ultra” in Canvas)
Formative practical laboratory activities

Teaching Schedule



Learning Materials and Activities

Assessment Remarks


FT3A 7/02/2022

FT3B 10/02/2022

FT2A 14/11/2022

Theory &


Construct Oral Splints powerpoint (pdf) 1 and 2.

Begin practical exercises on heat-cured splint.

This theory and practical session and its content will inform the knowledge assessment and the practical assessment


FT3A 8/02/2022

FT3B 11/02/2022

FT2A 15/11/2022


Practical log book 

Complete heat cure splint, begin dual-laminate splint with acrylic build-up.

This practical session and its content will provide practice for and experience for your practical assessment  


FT3A 9/02/2022

FT3B 16/02/2022

FT2A 16/11/2022


Practical log book 

Complete dual laminate splint. Revisit heat-cure splint before assessment.

This practical session and its content will provide practice for and experience for your practical assessment  


FT3A 14/02/2022

FT3B 17/02/2022

FT2A 21/11/2022


Practical log book 

Complete heat cure splint. Prep work for practical assessment (next session).

This practical session and its content will provide practice for and experience for your practical assessment  


FT3A 15/02/2022

FT3B 18/02/2022

FT2A 22/11/2022

Practical Assessment

Assessment documents (will be provided)

Complete practical assessment as described in the assessment documents.

Details of the practical assessment can be found under the "Assignments" section in the Navigation Panel

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

You must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that you have:

• followed 1 set of sequenced written instructions and manufacturers’ instructions for the construction of 1 oral splint

• used standard precautions and safe work practices to design and manufacture 1 oral splint for a range of jaw relations and malocclusions

• finished at least 1 oral splint suitable for insertion in the mouth

• critically evaluated the 1 oral splint produced to meet technical laboratory and patient requirements, including confirming that the splint:

   - is suitable for insertion in the mouth

   - is free from defects

   - is effective for the purpose

   - meets the requirements of the planned design

   - complies with the work order.

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

Students enrolled in Vocational Education and Training qualifications are assessed for Competency. To be assessed as Competent means you have consistently demonstrated the required knowledge and skills at a standard expected in the workplace.  
To be assessed as Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task. 
You should refer to the assessment brief which is available through Canvas for full assessment criteria 
Assessment Task 1: (Knowledge Assessment) FT3A & FT3B Sunday, 27 February 2022, FT2A Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Assessment Task 2: (Practical Assessment) FT3A Tuesday, 15 February 2022, FT3B Friday, 18 February 2022, FT2 Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are: 
CA: Competency Achieved 
NYC: Not Yet Competent 
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment 

Assessment Matrix

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

Other Information

Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises  
It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully. 

Information about your studies:
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Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification). 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.   

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer or RPL for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course. 

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