Diploma of Dental Technology


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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 :

  • Construct dentures, bridges, crowns and other dental appliances
  • Design, construct, modify and repair dental prostheses and appliances
  • 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 (HLT55118)

TRAINING PACKAGE Health (HLT), Nationally Recognised Training

DURATION: 2 Years Full Time


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
  • 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
HLTINF006        Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTAID014        Provide Advanced First Aid
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
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
HLTDET016        Design digital dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided design(CAD)
HLTDET017        Construct dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided manufacturing(CAM)
HLTAID011        Provide first aid

To be awarded with the Diploma of Dental Technology (HLT55118) students must complete

25 units of competency of this qualification including:
21 Compulsory units, 4 elective units

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

All international students applying to enter the Diploma of Dental Technology(HLT55118) 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