International Course Info

Course code:


Course fee:

A$45,460 - A$47,280


2 Years


Kickstart your career and excel in the unique industry of dental technology. Be at the forefront of cutting-edge technology as you gain the technical skills needed to construct a range of different models and orthodontic appliances.

While studying the Diploma of Dental Technology, you'll have access to a modern laboratory to undertake the practical components of your course. This lab is built to industry standards and contains all the equipment and technology you need to construct and repair different types of dental prosthetics.

You will also have the opportunity to use computer aided design (CAD) and computer assisted manufacturing (CAM) tools to train in digital dentistry, giving you the most up-to-date skills and knowledge.

Some of your units will require assessments to be undertaken in the workplace. A TAFE NSW teacher or assessor will attend Sydney Dental Hospital with you to carry out these assessments.

Before the first clinical experience in a NSW Health facility, you will need to show evidence that you:

You must also complete the following mandatory online modules as required:

  • HLTFIN001 - Comply with infection control prevention and control policies and procedures. This unit will be taught in a dental laboratory that services NSW Health clients located at Sydney Dental Hospital.
  • HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid. This is a core unit of this qualification. Successful completion of this unit will require you to demonstrate your physical fitness for the purposes of performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on the floor.
  • A manual dexterity test: You must participate in a manual dexterity test to ensure an appropriate level of dexterity to enable you to complete complex manual tasks involved in dental technology.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to: 

  • Make digital dental restorations and appliances
  • Use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software
  • Build and repair a range of dentures, crown and bridge structures, oral splints, and ceramic and fixed restorations
  • Construct registration rims and thermoformed bases, appliances and articulate models


Build your experience and get practical skills in: 

  • Using dental laboratory equipment
  • Building dental prosthetics
  • Constructing dentures, crown and bridge structures, oral splints and orthodontic appliances
  • Repairing and modifying dentures and dental appliances
  • Complying with infection prevention, control policies and procedures
  • Using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software


Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this industry:

  • A high level of attention to detail and precision
  • Time management skills
  • Good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • The artistic ability to construct and design oral prosthetics


This qualification could help you prepare for roles like:

  • Dental Technician
  • Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Prosthetic Technician


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:
English Language Requirements:
  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with no individual band less than 5.5) or equivalent

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you require may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Well-developed fine motor skills and dexterity to carry out precision tasks
  • The flexibility and fitness to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the floor and return to standing independently

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Randwick Feb , Jul A$45,460
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Randwick Feb , Jul A$47,280


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the resources, counselling and facilities to support you while you are studying.

We offer a range of support services including: 

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service 
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) support  
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling, and Pathways Service  
  • Smarthinking – online access to a tutor 
  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource that offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules
  • 25 units must be completed
  • 21 core units
  • 4 elective units
  • 3 units from the electives listed below
  • 1 unit from the list below any endorsed Training Package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to the work outcome.
  • All electives chosen must contribute to a valid industry supported vocational outcome.
  • Core Units
  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
  • HLTDET002 - Construct custom impression trays
  • HLTDET003 - Construct registration rims
  • HLTDET004 - Articulate models and transfer records
  • HLTDET005 - Construct thermoformed bases and appliances
  • HLTDET006 - Construct immediate dentures
  • HLTDET007 - Construct removable acrylic partial dentures
  • HLTDET008 - Construct cast removable alloy partial denture framework
  • HLTDET009 - Construct crown and bridge structures
  • HLTDET010 - Join alloy structures
  • HLTDET011 - Construct ceramic and fixed restorations
  • HLTDET012 - Construct orthodontic appliances
  • HLTDET013 - Construct oral splints
  • HLTDET014 - Repair and modify dentures and appliances
  • HLTDET015 - Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances
  • HLTDET016 - Design digital dental restorations and appliances using computer aided design (CAD)
  • HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety

  • CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCDIV003 - Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCPRP005 - Engage with health professionals and the health system
  • HLTAID006 - Provide advanced first aid
  • HLTDET017 - Construct dental restorations and appliances using computer aided manufacturing (CAM)
  • HLTINF002 - Process reusable devices and equipment
  • BSBADM311 - Maintain business resources
  • BSBADM409 - Coordinate business resources
  • BSBCUS301 - Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • BSBCUS403 - Implement customer service standards
  • BSBFIA402 - Report on financial activity
  • BSBLDR403 - Lead Team effectiveness
  • BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work
  • BSBRKG403 - Set up a business or records system for a small business
  • BSBWOR204 - Use business technology


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