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  • HLT55118
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Diploma of Dental Technology

At a glance

At a glance

Take the next step in your career in oral health care with this diploma course that will qualify you to become a dental technician.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Dental Technician
COURSE OUTCOME

HLT55118 Diploma of Dental Technology

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Course overview

Course overview

Advance your career in oral health care with this higher-level qualification. This course will give you the specialised skills and knowledge to work as a dental technician in a diverse range of settings.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, there is stable future job growth predicted for people working as dental hygienists, technicians and therapists. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who are caring, empathetic, and can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people. 

This qualification gives you the skills to construct models and custom impression trays, build removable acrylic dentures and alloy frames, and make crown and bridge structures. Our highly-experienced team of industry professionals will give you the support and one-on-one guidance you need to successfully transition into the dental industry.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a dental technician or give you the foundation skills needed to undertake further study in the field.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 4 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake vocational placement in an approved setting. 

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
HLTDET016
Design digital dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided design (CAD)
CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
HLTDET001
Construct models
HLTDET002
Construct custom impression trays
HLTDET003
Construct registration rims
HLTDET004
Articulate models and transfer records
HLTDET005
Construct thermoformed bases and appliances
HLTDET006
Construct immediate dentures
HLTDET007
Construct removable acrylic partial dentures
HLTDET008
Construct cast alloy removable partial denture framework
HLTDET009
Construct crown and bridge structures
HLTDET010
Join alloy structures
HLTDET011
Construct ceramic and fixed restorations
HLTDET012
Construct orthodontic appliances
HLTDET013
Construct oral splints
HLTDET014
Repair and modify dentures and appliances
HLTDET015
Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances
HLTINF001
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS003
Maintain work health and safety

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
HLTDET017
Construct dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
BSBADM311
Maintain business resources
BSBADM409
Coordinate business resources
BSBCUS301
Deliver and monitor a service to customers

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total amount you need to pay when you enrol. This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,342 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students. Western Union allows you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

Domestic Students
There are no Selection criteria requirements for Domestic Students, however it is recommended that students have completed Year 12 or equivalent.

 

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5) or ISLPR 3 on all skills or other - View a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Placement

There are no formal vocational placement requirements for this qualification. However, we encourage you to consider volunteering or completing work experience, for a period of at least 30 days, in a Dental Laboratory within the South East Queensland region to develop your practical skills, engage with the industry, and increase future employment opportunities.

Following successful completion of your first year of study and practical assessments, you can undertake Work Experience during the second year of study. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your Work Experience provider, and you will be expected to manage family, work and study commitments in order to complete your shifts.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland