Course Title: Apply fluoride varnish

Part A: Course Overview

Program: S0151 Apply Fluoride Varnish

Course Title: Apply fluoride varnish

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 25

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.

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Workplace

VE 2021 (AFV1)


City Campus


535T Social Care and Health

Face-to-Face or Workplace

VE 2022 (FV1)

Course Contact: Sue Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1406

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by practitioners working specifically in rural, remote and isolated areas and/or facilities that have knowledge and experience in oral health care, to apply fluoride varnish in line with prescribed treatment as outlined in an individualised oral health care plan and in accordance with relevant jurisdictional, legislative and regulatory requirements.


The unit applies to registered Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health practitioners, registered nurses and registered enrolled nurses in primary health care settings in rural, remote and isolated areas where the work roles may require the application of fluoride varnish.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOHC006 Apply fluoride varnish


1. Prepare for the application of fluoride varnish

2. Apply fluoride varnish to teeth

3. Provide information to patient and/or family/carer about post-application advice and follow up requirements

4. Record and document information about the application

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

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