The Diploma of Dental Technology is for people who would like to work in Dental Laboratories as  Dental Technicians. 

During this course you will learn how to :

  1. Construct  dentures,  bridges,  crowns and other  dental  appliances
  2. Design, construct,  modify and repair dental  prostheses  and appliances
  3. Diagnose and solve technical problems which arise with materials and work techniques
Entry Requirements:
  • Be over the age of 18
  • Be able to demonstrate good  command  of written  and spoken  English
  • Have verified evidence of IELTS Level  5.5 or equivalent
  • Have completed an equivalent  secondary schooling level of a High School Certificate (HSC) or can demonstrate suitable work or life experience
  • Meet the Student  Visa (subclass 500)  – Vocational Education and Training

QUALIFICATION:          Diploma of Dental Technology (HLT55115)

TRAINING PACKAGE   Health (HLT07), Nationally Recognised Training

DURATION :                 2 Years Full Time

FEES :                           

Application Fee: AU$250 (non-refundable)
Tuition Fee: AU$30,000

Compulsory additional costs:
• Overseas Student Health Cover
• Bank Transfer Fee: AU$30
• CIT Dental coat for protection: AU$50
• Text book: AU$69
• Tools and materials: AU$500 per semester
• Safe hard toed leather shoes: Cost is variable as students can source from many places

Possible additional Fees:

• Recognition of Prior Learning: AU$600 per unit of competency
• Assessment (Theory) re-sit fee: AU$200 per unit of competency
• assessment (Practical) re-sit fee: AU$350 per unit of competency
• Replacement of text book fee: AU$130


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
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
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

HLTDET009           Construct crown and bridge structures
HLTDET011            Construct ceramic and fixed restorations
HLTAID003            Provide first aid

To be awarded with the Diploma of Dental Technology (HLT55115) students must complete
  • 25 units of competency of this qualification including:
  • 20 compulsory units
  • 5 elective units

(Qualification now superseded to HLT55115 Diploma of Dental Technology – Dec 2015)

Student Visa (subclass 500)  – Vocational Education and Training requirements

All international students applying to enter the Diploma of Dental Technology(HLT55115) must: 

• Be of good character
• Are of sound health
• Demonstrate a good command of written and spoken English equivalent to general IELTS Level 5.5 or equivalent
• Have acceptable health insurance through the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for yourself and members of your family unit accompanying you to Australia
• Have no outstanding debts to the Commonwealth of Australia
• Demonstrate the capacity to meet basic living costs requirements set by the Australian Government