Diploma of Dental Technology - HLT55118

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00122A

This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to work as a registered dental technician. It covers the construction and repair of dentures and other dental appliances including crowns, bridges, partial dentures, pre- and post-oral and maxillofacial surgical devices, and orthodontic appliances. They work in dental laboratories on their own or in small groups, under the prescription of dentists.


  • 25 units: 20 core
  • 5 elective


  • Construct orthodontic appliances
  • Report on financial activity
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Lead team effectiveness
  • Construct cast alloy removable partial denture framework
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Work with diverse people
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Implement customer service standards
  • Construct oral splints
  • Articulate models and transfer records
  • Construct models
  • Construct dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
  • Engage with health professionals and the health system
  • Set up a business or records system for a small business
  • Join alloy structures
  • Manage and promote diversity
  • Use communication to build relationships
  • Construct ceramic and fixed restorations
  • Coordinate business resources
  • Maintain business resources
  • Construct thermoformed bases and appliances
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Design digital dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Maintain work health and safety
  • Undertake project work
  • Implement operational plan
  • Provide first aid
  • Construct crown and bridge structures
  • Construct removable acrylic partial dentures
  • Construct custom impression trays
  • Construct registration rims
  • Construct immediate dentures
  • Use business technology
  • Process reusable medical devices and equipment
  • Repair and modify dentures and appliances
  • Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
City Domestic: $32,500
No information available No
  • Part-time : 3 years
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time or day release : 3 years

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