The Diploma of Dental Technology is a two-year hands-on course which will give you the skills to work as a dental technician.
To maximise your employment opportunities, you will complete specialised training in the use of computer-aided design (CAD) and learn about computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) processes. You will learn to design, manufacture, modify and repair prostheses and appliances, such as dentures, mouthguards, bridges and crowns.
A dental technician may work in a large dental laboratory or go into private practice. You will be trained in our purpose-built facilities, which have been designed to simulate the workplace environment.
Our teaching staff are all qualified dental technicians or dental prosthetists. Each student has their own workstation where you are able to use highly technical equipment to create dental appliances. Safety is always of paramount importance in the laboratory.
The course also includes important skills such as communication, first aid, infection control, work, health and safety processes (WHS), and business management skills, which are particularly important if you plan to go into private practice.
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Communicate and work in health or community services
Construct custom impression trays
Construct registration rims
Articulate models and transfer records
Construct thermoformed bases and appliances
Construct immediate dentures
Construct removable acrylic partial dentures
Construct cast alloy removable partial denture framework
Construct crown and bridge structures
Construct ceramic and fixed restorations
Construct orthodontic appliances
Repair and modify dentures and appliances
Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances
Design digital dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided design (CAD)
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Maintain work health and safety
Maintain business resources
Deliver and monitor a service to customers
Construct dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
Operate Computer-aided Design (CAD) System To Produce Basic Drawing Elements
Satisfactory completion of Year 12 level studies or the overseas equivalent, with passes in all subjects.
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (Academic).
Recommended: Good passes (i.e 'credit' level or higher) in Science and a subject that requires manual dexterity skills such as Art, Woodwork, Metalwork or equivalent.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
On completion you will receive the Diploma of Dental Technology.
You can continue your studies with the HLT65015 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics (Dental Technician with clinical training).
- Dental technician in dental surgeries, dental laboratories or denture clinics
- Dental laboratory owner/operator
How to apply
APPLY VIA AGENT
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.