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Diploma of Dental Technology

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Overview About this course

Kickstart a specialised career and excel in the unique industry of dental technology. You’ll learn the technical skills you need to construct a range of different models and orthodontic appliances and be at the cutting edge of technology in this growing field.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Make digital dental restorations and appliances

  • Use computer-aided Design (CAD)

  • Build and repair a range of dentures, crown and bridge structures, oral splints, ceramic, and fixed restorations

  • Construct registration rims and thermoformed bases, appliances, and articulate models

Course outcomes

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

  • Skills to construct orthodontic appliances, oral splints and removable acrylic partial dentures

  • Skills to construct cast alloy removable partial denture framework

  • Ability to design and construct dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)

  • A pathway to a rewarding career and further study

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

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

  • Well-developed fine motor skills and dexterity to carry out precision tasks

  • The flexibility and fitness to perform CPR on the floor and return to standing independently

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 technician, Dental laboratory technician and Prosthetic technician

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Diploma of Dental Technology does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Diploma of Dental Technology does not have any related courses.

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 Diploma of Dental Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 25 Units of competency, including 4 core and 21 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.

  • Construct thermoformed bases and appliances HLTDET005

  • Construct custom impression trays HLTDET002

  • Construct models HLTDET001

  • Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005

  • ... 6

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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