The course provides the skills and knowledge for the role of a dental laboratory assistant responsible for pouring impressions, producing custom-made trays, manufacturing occlusal registration rims, transferring oral records, articulating models for a range of prostheses and constructing mouthguards.
This qualification was developed to provide employment opportunities for dental laboratory workers, as well as a potential career pathway for graduates to the Diploma of Dental Technology.
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
Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting
Skills covered include communication, working with diverse people, first aid, impression trays, registration rims, records, bases and appliances, infection prevention and control and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 10 core units and 1 elective unit.
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.