Work effectively in the ophthalmic industry

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTOPD401C, 'Work effectively in the ophthalmic industry'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and profile of the optical industry

1.1 Describe the organisation of the optical industry

1.2 Explain the relationships between the different occupations and modes of practice within the optical industry

1.3 Describe and illustrate the operation of a typical laboratory or dispensary

1.4 Identify current legislation that impacts on the optical industry

2. Develop a knowledge of the structure of the eye

2.1 Use accepted terminology to describe the normal structure, function and location of the eye

2.2 Describe the main defects of vision which can occur in the human eye

2.3 List and describe the major components of the eye

3. Use accepted terminology to identify and describe the various types of ophthalmic lenses and spectacle frames available within the industry

3.1 Identify the different categories of ophthalmic lenses and spectacle frames

3.2 Describe the main characteristics of each of the general types of ophthalmic lenses and spectacle frames

3.3 Demonstrate the appropriate use of ophthalmic terminology

4. Recognise variations from normal functioning

4.1 Describe common problems associated with the eye and its components using terms and concepts relevant to the ophthalmic industry

4.2 Describe methods of correcting defects of vision

4.3 Outline potential sources of infection relevant to the workplace and services provided

5. Document client information

5.1 Use accepted protocols to document information in line with organisation requirements

5.2 Use appropriate terminology to document identified problems related to application of health care services

5.3 Document variations to the normal visual functions in line with accepted standards and notation

6. Work within organisation policies and procedures

6.1 Access and follow organisation guidelines, policies and procedures

6.2 Follow organisation administrative practices and procedures

6.3 Access and follow legal and regulatory guidelines

6.4 Document relevant information/records

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTOPD401C appears in the following qualifications:

  • HLT43712 - Certificate IV in Optical Technology
  • HLT43512 - Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing