This qualification covers the skills and knowledge for the manufacture of ophthalmic appliances that comply with Australian Standards.
Duties may be performed in a range of work environments including manufacturing laboratories, wholesale and retail environments. Workers may be employed within a manufacturing organisation or may be an owner/operator. Workers are expected to work independently and may be responsible for the work of others.
This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeships pathways.
Occupational titles for these workers may include:
14 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:
9 core units
5 elective units
A wide range of elective units is available, including:
Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
Other relevant electives listed below
Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages
Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages
HLTOPT407C Apply surface coatings to ophthalmic lenses
The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice
All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.
Group A electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
Other relevant electives
Electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address identified workplace needs.
BSBCUS401B Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies