Perform technical procedures for the production of ophthalmic appliances

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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Wiki Markup
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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 HLTOPT401C, 'Perform technical procedures for the production of ophthalmic appliances'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Interpret prescription details

1.1 Perform lens calculations correctly

1.2 Check frames against order to ensure correct frame is used

1.3 Select appropriate lens blanks

1.4 Perform basic mathematical operations accurately

2. Operate equipment correctly

2.1 Verify lens specifications using a focimeter

2.2 Employ correct technique when using marker/blocker

2.3 Use surfacing equipment correctly and in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations/instructions

2.4 Use hand held tools safely and effectively

2.5 Locate and organise equipment in a convenient, efficient and safe manner

3. Select and/or produce prescribed lenses

3.1 Perform layout functions effectively

3.2 Complete semi-finished lens surface protection

3.3 Complete blocking techniques accurately

3.4 Inspect surfacing

3.5 Generate lenses to correct curve, prism and thickness

3.6 Conduct surfacing procedures with precision

4. Perform basic lens treatment

4.1 Prepare lens prior to treatment

4.2 Apply correct technique to lens treatment

4.3 Ensure lens treatment complies with Australian Standards

1. 5. Conduct final checking procedures

5.1 Confirm the lens specification against the prescription prior to delivery

5.2 Check that the correct type and form of lens used in line with client requirements

5.3 Check lens treatments for quality

5.4 Confirm completion of job

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTOPT401C appears in the following qualifications:

  • HLT43712 - Certificate IV in Optical Technology