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.
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
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
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Dental technician, Dental laboratory technician and Prosthetic technician
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Dental Technology does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Diploma of Dental Technology does not have any related courses.
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 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.
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