The Diploma of Dental Technology is a two-year hands-on course which will give you the skills to work as a dental technician.
Career opportunities, include:
- dental technician in dental surgeries, dental laboratories or denture clinics
- dental laboratory owner/operator
Pathways to further study:
- Successful completion of the Diploma of Dental Technology will enable graduates you to pursue the HLT65015 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics
- (Dental Technician with clinical training).
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Studying the Diploma of Dental Technology at Holmesglen
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.
||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
||Maintain work health and safety
||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
||Deliver and monitor a service to customers
||Communicate and work in health or community services
||Work with diverse people
||Repair and modify dentures and appliances
||Join alloy structures
||Provide first aid
||Maintain business resources
||Construct custom impression trays
||Construct registration rims
||Articulate models and transfer records
||Construct oral splints
||Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances
||Construct thermoformed bases and appliances
||Design digital dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided design (CAD)
||Operate Computer-aided Design (CAD) System To Produce Basic Drawing Elements
||Construct dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
| Code || Name |
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|HLTDET006||Construct immediate dentures|
|HLTDET007||Construct removable acrylic partial dentures|
|HLTDET008||Construct cast alloy removable partial denture framework|
|HLTDET009||Construct crown and bridge structures|
|HLTDET011||Construct ceramic and fixed restorations|
|HLTDET012||Construct orthodontic appliances|
|BSBCUS301||Deliver and monitor a service to customers|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTDET014||Repair and modify dentures and appliances|
|HLTDET010||Join alloy structures|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|BSBADM311||Maintain business resources|
|HLTDET002||Construct custom impression trays|
|HLTDET003||Construct registration rims|
|HLTDET004||Articulate models and transfer records|
|HLTDET013||Construct oral splints|
|HLTDET015||Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances|
|HLTDET005||Construct thermoformed bases and appliances|
|HLTDET016||Design digital dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided design (CAD)|
|MEM30031A||Operate Computer-aided Design (CAD) System To Produce Basic Drawing Elements|
|HLTDET017||Construct dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)|
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.
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 attain the HLT55118 Diploma of Dental Technology.
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.
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|Non Tuition Costs*
*Includes but is not limited to living costs, overseas student health cover insurance premium and visa fees. Additional living costs apply for spouse/de facto and dependent children.
Other costs relating to obtaining a Working with Children Check, National Police Check or immunisation costs may apply, as relevant to the course requirements.
All fees are indicative only. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.
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Tuition Fee Protection Service
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study for which tuition fees are paid. Read more about the TPS here