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.
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
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Industry experience through 240 hours of work placement
Exposure to real-world opportunities in a highly specialised field
Eligibility to register as a primary healthcare worker with AHPRA
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)
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
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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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
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.
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.
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.
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