Diploma of Dental Technology - HLT55118


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification reflects the role of a dental technician responsible for 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.Dental technicians work in dental laboratories on their own or in groups, under the prescription of dentists, dental prosthetists or dental specialists. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 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

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Randwick College, Main Campus No
  • Full-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Randwick College, Main Campus.

**PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE**This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process. The loan cap for this course is $16,221. This means the maximum amount you can borrow for each unit of study is $2,028., and you will need to directly pay the remaining $4,090, for each Unit of Study.Find out more about [VET Student Loans](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans)Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course. The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- You will be required to purchase your own personal protective equipment, tool kit, three text books and stationery, approximately $600.

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