HLT55115

Diploma of Dental Technology

Course code HLT55115
Start date(s) February/July
Course length Full time: 2 years
Campus Chadstone
Study mode Full time
International course Yes (Full time only)
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  • Course Overview

    This two year hands-on course will provide you with the opportunity to learn the skills required to commence your career as a dental technician. To maximise your employment opportunities, you will complete specialised training in the use of computer-aided design (CAD) and learn about computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) processes.  

    You will learn to design, manufacture, modify and repair prostheses and appliances, such as dentures, mouth-guards, bridges and crowns. A dental technician may work in a large dental laboratory or go into private practice.

    Your training is undertaken in purpose built, state-of-the-art facilities at Holmesglen, designed to simulate the workplace environment. The teaching staff are all qualified dental technicians or dental prosthetists. Each student has their own workstation where you are able to use highly technical equipment to create dental appliances. Safety is always of paramount importance in the laboratory.

    The course also includes important skills such as communication, first aid, infection control, work, health and safety processes (WHS), and business management skills, which are particularly important if you plan to go into private practice.

  • Course Structure

    To receive this qualification you must complete 20 core units and 5 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
    HLTAID003Provide first aid
    HLTDET001Construct Models
    HLTDET002Construct Custom Impression Trays
    HLTDET003Construct Registration Rims
    HLTDET004Articulate Models and Transfer Records
    HLTDET005Construct Thermoformed Bases and Appliances
    HLTDET006Construct immediate dentures
    HLTDET007Construct removable acrylic partial dentures
    HLTDET008Construct Cast Alloy Removable Partial Denture Framework
    HLTDET009Construct Crown and Bridge Structures
    HLTDET010Join Alloy Structures
    HLTDET011Construct Ceramic and Fixed Restorations
    HLTDET012Construct Orthodontic Appliances
    HLTDET013Construct Oral Splints
    HLTDET014Repair and Modify Dentures and Appliances
    HLTDET015Construct Complete Removable Acrylic Dentures and Appliances
    HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety

    Electives

    CodeName
    BSBADM311Maintain business resources
    BSBCUS301Deliver and monitor a service to customers
    BSBWOR204Use business technology
    MEM30031AOperate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
    MEM30033AUse computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    • VCE or equivalent; or
    • Mature age (at least 18 years of age and away from formal study for at least one year)
    • A background in arts and science is an advantage

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed HLT55115 Diploma of Dental Technology.

    Pathways

    Successful completion of the Diploma of Dental Technology will enable graduates to pursue the HLT65015 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics.

    Career Opportunities

    • Dental technician in dental surgeries, dental laboratories or denture clinics
    • Dental laboratory owner/operator
  • How to Apply

    Direct

    Apply directly for the February intake if you are a non-Year 12 students (mature age students) who:

    • Has not applied for another course through VTAC; and 
    • Who is intending to submit an application only to Holmesglen.
     July intake - All applicants may apply direct.

    Applicants will be then be contacted by the department and required to attend an interview.

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    VTAC

    Apply via VTAC for the February intake if you are:

    • Currently studying a standard Australian Year 12 curriculum or the IB in Australia or New Zealand
    • Seeking to apply to more than one VTAC institution
    • Have already lodged an application through VTAC
    The VTAC code for this program is 6100110034.

    Applicants must also submit a VTAC Personal Statement via the VTAC website.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Health Science & Biotechnology Department
    03 9564 1920
    dentalprograms@holmesglen.edu.au

    Recruitment

    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    $9000; 9000 Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE HLT55115

    Program Fees

    TypeCost
    Gov. Subsidised$9000; 9000
    Full Fee$10000; 10000

    Additional Costs:This program requires the purchase of a Holmesglen approved tool-kit for personal use in laboratories.

  • Course Overview

    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to work as a dental technician. During the course, students will learn how to design, construct, modify and repair dental prostheses and appliances, such as dentures, bridges, crowns and mouthguards. The course also fosters important work skills, such as communication and business techniques.

  • Course Structure

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
    HLTAID003Provide first aid
    HLTDET001Construct Models
    HLTDET002Construct Custom Impression Trays
    HLTDET003Construct Registration Rims
    HLTDET004Articulate Models and Transfer Records
    HLTDET005Construct Thermoformed Bases and Appliances
    HLTDET006Construct immediate dentures
    HLTDET007Construct removable acrylic partial dentures
    HLTDET008Construct Cast Alloy Removable Partial Denture Framework
    HLTDET009Construct Crown and Bridge Structures
    HLTDET010Join Alloy Structures
    HLTDET011Construct Ceramic and Fixed Restorations
    HLTDET012Construct Orthodontic Appliances
    HLTDET013Construct Oral Splints
    HLTDET014Repair and Modify Dentures and Appliances
    HLTDET015Construct Complete Removable Acrylic Dentures and Appliances
    HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
    CodeName
    BSBADM311Maintain business resources
    BSBCUS301Deliver and monitor a service to customers
    BSBWOR204Use business technology
    MEM30031AOperate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
    MEM30033AUse computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQTF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. RPL Booklet

    Prerequisites

    Satisfactory completion of Year 12 level studies or the overseas equivalent, with passes in all subjects. 

    English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (Academic). 

    Recommended: Good passes (i.e 'credit' level or higher) in Science and a subject that requires manual dexterity skills such as Art, Woodwork, Metalwork or equivalent.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successful completion of this course, candidates will receive the Diploma of Dental Technology, and graduates of the course will be qualified dental technicians.

    Career Opportunities

    There is a high demand for dental technicians and dental prosthetists (dental technicians with clinical training) in Victoria and Australia. The Victorian Oral Health Services Labour Force Planning Report 2002 shows that, even with high recruitment, by 2010 demand for services will outpace capacity to supply.Successful completion of the Diploma of Dental Technology will enable graduates to pursue further study opportunities in dental prosthetics.

  • How to Apply

    Other

    Holmesglen strongly recommends that International students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.border.gov.au/

    To locate an accredited agent within your country please refer to our agent listing at: https://www.holmesglen.edu.au/students/international/agent_list

    If you would like to apply directly, please download an application form and forward it to international.admissions@holmesglen.edu.au together with certified copies of your academic transcripts and the A$500 Application Fee. Please note that applying through an accredited agent of Holmesglen will waive this Application Fee.

    Note: Where necessary, Holmesglen reserves the right to refer students applying directly to an in-country accredited agent, to assist in adhering to the Australian Government's GTE assessment processes.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    +61 3 9564 1703

    intl@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    For 2017: $18,000 per year.
    In addition to course fees, students will have expenses totalling approximately $800 (AUD) for activities and/or materials.