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HLT55118 Diploma of Dental Technology

HLT55118 Diploma of Dental Technology

National ID HLT55118 State ID BDQ5

The perfect qualification to get you started in the Dental Technology profession

This apprenticeship will give you the skills to prepare work for dental surgeries and produce dental appliances such as bridges and splints.

Decorative image - dental technician working on a mould


When Semester 2, 2024.

Study Mode Apprenticeship.

The perfect qualification to get you started in the Dental Technology profession

As a Dental Technician, you will be responsible for preparing work for dental surgeries and producing dental appliances such as bridges and splints.

Our dental technology qualification provides you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.

This qualification is an apprenticeship so you will need be employed as an apprentice in a Dental Laboratory; please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

During the course you will have the opportunity to meet other apprentices when attending our newly fitted out facilities at our Leederville campus for some theory sessions. 

By the end of the course you'll 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

To make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you need to take into account the essential skills and attributes you must demonstrate to pass the course:

  • Have a desire for unsurpassed quality, consistency and great attention to detail
  • Good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • Able to relate easily to a broad range of people
  • Able to work autonomously and in a team environment
  • Well organised and with strong time management skills

Important information

Select your preferred campus and apply

Semester 2, 2024


Duration 8 Semesters
When Semester 2, 2024
Where Leederville
How Apprenticeship

Course fees

Indicative General fee $5,334.75
(Tuition fee* $4,104.75 + Resource fee $1,230.00 )

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822


National ID Unit title
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
HLTDET008 Construct cast alloy removable partial denture framework
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTDET016 Design digital dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided design (CAD)
HLTDET015 Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances
HLTDET014 Repair and modify dentures and appliances
HLTDET013 Construct oral splints
HLTDET012 Construct orthodontic appliances
HLTDET011 Construct ceramic and fixed restorations
HLTDET010 Join alloy structures
HLTDET009 Construct crown and bridge structures
HLTDET007 Construct removable acrylic partial dentures
HLTDET006 Construct immediate dentures
HLTDET005 Construct thermoformed bases and appliances
HLTDET004 Articulate models and transfer records
HLTDET003 Construct registration rims
HLTDET002 Construct custom impression trays
HLTDET001 Construct models
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
National ID Unit title
BSBTWK201 Work effectively with others
HLTDET017 Construct dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
BSBTEC201 Use business software applications

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