Diploma of Dental Technology

Duration (incl. holidays) 98 weeks
Teaching Duration84 weeks
(2 Semesters is 1 academic year)
CRICOS Code078439B
National CodeHLT50512
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Example Career ProfileDental Workers/ Dental AssistantsDental Workers/ Dental Assistants
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    Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

    • An IELTS Academic score of 6.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in all bands or equivalent and
    • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent and
    • A written test in the home country is required.

    Work Placement Duration:  98 hours

    How to Apply

    International Course - application process

    If you are applying from onshore, generally, you will need to apply for an international course to TAFE South Australia at least two months before you want to start your studies in Australia. If you are applying from offshore it is highly recommended that you apply at least four months in advance.

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    Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course. For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    Dental care has changed over the years, moving from a focus on repairing cavities and decay, to proactive, preventive measures. Dental hygienists, dental assistants and dental technicians all work closely with dentists in the care and treatment of teeth and gums. As the population ages, and people become more aware of the value of their teeth, dental workers are in medium to high demand. Courses in this area can lead to work as dental assistants, with some traineeships available.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Dental Technology
    On successful completion of this qualification you will have the education and training in contemporary dental technology practices enabling you to work in the private or government sector. It covers the construction of dentures, bridges, crowns and other dental appliances and the repair and modification of these appliances. 22 core units plus 5 electives.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    Packaged University Offer

    This course is available as a Packaged University Offer. The University program(s) for this course: Bachelor of Health Science at the University of South Australia

    This allows students to accept a joint packaged offer with a local South Australian University, and upon successful completion of TAFE SA qualification, the student is eligible for a guaranteed entry into a nominated University Program. Find out more about Packaged University Offers.

    The benefits of a Packaged University Offer include:

    • Students will be able to apply for a single visa for the entire duration of both programs
    • Guaranteed entry into selected University Programs
    • Guaranteed credits shorten the duration of qualifications and reduces tuition fees over the total duration of study program
    • Graduate with a dual qualification from both TAFE SA and a University (for example Advanced Diploma/Bachelor Degree)
    • Graduate with a competitive mix of practical and theoretical skills

    See relevant Credit Transfer details below.

    Credit Transfer

    You will only receive a joint offer for TAFE SA and University if you apply for a Packaged University Program. If the University course that you have selected is not part of a Packaged University Offers, you will need to apply separately to the University for your selected degree program.

    Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.

    Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    Diploma of Dental Technology

    Credit Gained
    UniversityUniversity CoursePointsTime Equiv.Details
    University of South AustraliaBachelor of Health Science18 points 6 months Details


    These course fees are for international students only.

    Tuition FeesIncidental Fees
    Semester 1AUD $8875AUD $2000
    Semester 2AUD $8875-
    Semester 3AUD $8875-
    Semester 4AUD $8875-
    Fee TotalsAUD $35500AUD $2000
    Total Course CostAUD $37500

    * Incidental Fees include a toolkit and uniform.

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Student Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Student Health Cover.

    Additional Services

    TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.

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