National code: HLT65015

Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

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Overview About this course

Design your own career as an independent dental prosthetist registered as a primary health care professional with AHPRA. Establish your own business or collaborate with other professionals to provide a comprehensive range of dental services.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Examine patients and develop a prosthetic treatment plan

  • Take impressions and establish jaw relationships

  • Select artificial teeth, evaluate removable dental prosthesis

  • Fit and issue dental prosthesis

  • Use a purpose built CADCAM to facilitate digital dentistry

  • Provide individualised oral hygiene programs

  • Perform maintenance treatments

  • Safely use medical equipment

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A mandatory 240 hours of work placement

  • A simulated work environment to reflect modern workplace standards and technology

  • A purpose built CADCAM to facilitate digital dentistry

  • Facilities which include all equipment required to undertake the various specialties within the dental prosthetist role

  • Exposure to real world opportunities in a highly specialised field

  • The eligibility to register as a primary healthcare worker with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • You'll need to provide a transcript of your Diploma of Dental Technology (HLT55115 or HLT55118)

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • A Working with Children Check (WWCC)

  • A National Police Check

  • Vaccination and health screening

  • Any additional evidence the work placement provider requires.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Excellent fine motor skills and dexterity to carry out precision tasks

  • Adequate fitness and mobility to deliver First Aid, like performing CPR while kneeling on the floor

  • Advanced English language proficiency

  • Sensitivity to working with a range of diverse people

  • Great communication skills and are able to multi-task

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Dental prosthetist


To practice as a dental prosthetist in NSW, you need to be registered as a primary health care professional with the Allied Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Upon graduation, you can apply for registration through the Dental Board of Australia.

Study pathways

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Previous study 1 Course

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The Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics does not have any post-graduate courses.

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Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 Units of competency, including 11 core and 1 speciality units.

Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Research and apply evidence to practice CHCPOL003

  • Implement an individualised oral hygiene program HLTDEN004

  • Identify, select and prepare instruments, equipment and materials HLTDEP001

  • Gather data, conduct dental prosthetic examination and develop treatment plan HLTDEP002

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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