The course is delivered in a purpose designed Dental Technology learning institute. Training is primarily conducted face-to-face in both a classroom based (theoretical) and Dental Lab based (practical) environment. Training sessions are trainer led in group sizes of no more than 25 participants. Practical sessions will be supported by two training staff resulting in a student/trainer ratio of 1:12.

The training program is undertaken using a planned schedule in order to coordinate multiple groups at different learning stages.

Dental lab sessions will include the demonstration, explanation and practice of dental technology skills. This is undertaken in a fully functioning and equipped dental training lab which serves up to 25 participants at a time.

In addition to face-to-face learning, students will also complete self paced study to assist them in building their professional knowledge.

Students will typically attend formal training sessions three days per week. Each day has scheduled training over seven hours resulting in 21 contact hours per week.

The course will be delivered over a two year period. The course will be delivered in four learning stages. The following identifies the learning stages and the sequence in which units of competence are to be delivered:

Stage One 

–        HLTDET001   Construct models

–        HLTDET002 Construct custom impression trays

–         HLTDET003 Construct registration rims

–         HLTDET004 Articulate models and transfer records

–         HLTDET005 Construct thermoformed bases and appliances

–         HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

–         HLTINF002 Process reusable devices and equipment

–          CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

–        HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

–         CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Stage Two 

–         HLTDET014 Repair and modify dentures and appliances

–         HLTDET015 Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances

–         BSBADM311 Maintain business resources

–         BSBADM409 Coordinate business resources

–         BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers

–         BSBWOR204 Use business technology

Stage Three 

–         HLTDET006 Construct immediate dentures

–         HLTDET007 Construct removable acrylic partial dentures

–         HLTDET008 Construct cast removable alloy partial denture framework

–         HLTDET010 Join alloy structures

–         HLTDET012 Construct orthodontic appliances

–         HLTDET013 Construct oral splints

Stage Four 

–         HLTDET009 Construct crown and bridge structures

–         HLTDET011 Construct ceramic and fixed restorations

–         HLTAID003 Provide first aid

 

(Qualification now superseded to HLT55115 Diploma of Dental Technology – Dec 2015)