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Overview

Course code:

HLT55118

CRICOS:

099310A

Start date(s):

February, July

Course length:

Full Time: 2 years

Campus:

Chadstone

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.


Course structure

ASSESSMENT

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.

SUBJECTS

Code

Name

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

HLTDET016

Design digital dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided design (CAD)

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS003

Maintain work health and safety

BSBADM311

Maintain business resources

BSBCUS301

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

HLTDET017

Construct dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)

MEM30031A

Operate Computer-aided Design (CAD) System To Produce Basic Drawing Elements


Entry requirements

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.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

On completion you will receive the Diploma of Dental Technology.

PATHWAYS

You can continue your studies with the HLT65015 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics (Dental Technician with clinical training).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

- 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

E: intl@holmesglen.edu.au

RECRUITMENT

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.


Fees

Type

Cost

International Fee

$18,600.00


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Contact details

Dental Open Days

In the Certificate III in Dental Assisting, you will learn necessary skills needed to assist dentists and other dental professionals or oral health therapists during oral health care procedures. In this session we will cover the typical work environment of a dental assistant, and tour the purpose-built facilities, which have been designed to simulate the workplace environment.

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

Whether you�re just starting out in your dental career, or upgrading your qualifications, Holmesglen is in touch with the needs of industry and provides the education and training you need and employers expect. We understand studying is not just about gaining a qualification; it's about graduating with the confidence and skills to start a successful dental career. Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation on Holmesglen's Dental Technology program, starting at 4.30pm, followed by a tour of our purpose built simulation dental laboratories.

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

In partnership with Charles Sturt University (CSU), Holmesglen delivers the Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene) at our Chadstone campus. This degree is delivered primarily at Holmesglen in years one and two with placements in Wagga Wagga. During third year students relocate to NSW and undertake a variety of placements across different clinical sites. Visit us on Open Days to learn about the Charles Sturt University, Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene) program. Meet our teaching staff and tour our purpose built simulation clinic and laboratories. Applications can be made through VTAC.

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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