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Diploma of Dental Technology

National ID: HLT55115 | State ID: AZA1

 

If you"ve ever thought about being a part of this technical profession then this is the perfect qualification to get you started.

As a Dental Technician, you will be responsible for preparing work for dental surgeries construct dental appliances.

Our dental technology qualification provides you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Produce specialised dental appliances including orthodontic, crowns, bridges and splints
  • Conduct infection control
  • Implement Workplace Health and Safety
  • Engage in dental laboratory administration
  • Fabricate dental models and trays and make mouthguards

As a part of this qualification you will be employed as an apprentice in a Dental Laboratory and have the opportunity to meet other apprentices when attending the Oral Health Centre TAFE facility for some theory sessions. We are located in the modern facility at the Oral Health Centre of WA at Nedlands. This is also the training centre for dentists, oral health therapists and dental technicians.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to work in any government or private dental laboratory. Another opportunity may include a position as a dental sales representative.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study opportunities:

Graduates may be eligible for university entry.

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Course Overview

Where Oral Health Centre (Nedlands)
Duration
How Apprenticeship
When Available Semester 2, 2017

Completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to work in any government or private dental laboratory. Another opportunity may include a position as a dental sales representative.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study opportunities:

Graduates may be eligible for university entry.

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

For details see the indicative fees list here.

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Articulate models and transfer records HLTDET004 AWA28
Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005 AVC29
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures HLTINF001 AVA32
Construct cast alloy removable partial denture framework HLTDET008 AWA24
Construct ceramic and fixed restorations HLTDET011 AWA21
Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances HLTDET015 AWA17
Construct crown and bridge structures HLTDET009 AWA23
Construct custom impression trays HLTDET002 AWA30
Construct immediate dentures HLTDET006 AWA26
Construct models HLTDET001 AWA31
Construct oral splints HLTDET013 AWA19
Construct orthodontic appliances HLTDET012 AWA20
Construct registration rims HLTDET003 AWA29
Construct removable acrylic partial dentures HLTDET007 AWA25
Construct thermoformed bases and appliances HLTDET005 AWA27
Join alloy structures HLTDET010 AWA22
Maintain work health and safety HLTWHS003 WG740
Provide first aid HLTAID003 WG732
Repair and modify dentures and appliances HLTDET014 AWA18
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 AVC09

Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Deliver and monitor a service to customers BSBCUS301 AUM29
Develop and nurture relationships BSBCMM501 AUH69
Process reusable medical devices and equipment HLTINF002 AVA31
Use business technology BSBWOR204 AUK98
Use communication to build relationships CHCCOM002 AVC31

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

 

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