INTERNATIONAL

Diploma of Dental Technology

CRICOS Code: 0100003
National Code: HLT55118


Description

On successful completion of this course you will have the education and training in contemporary dental technology practices enabling you to work in the private or government sector.

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104 weeks
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80 weeks
Dental Technician Dental Technician
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Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

  • Academic IELTS score of 6.0 Overall with minimum of 6.0 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent .
  • Ability to meet the physical demands, particularly the requirements of manual handling.

Course Notes

  • Applicants should have an understanding of the job role of a dental technician and where they fit in to the dental team.

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Fees
Average cost per semester (6 months)
AUD $9525
Total course cost ( 104 weeks)
AUD $38100
* Incidental Fees
AUD $1600
Total Fees
AUD $39700

* The fee shown is for 2020 intake. Students will be required to purchase Dental Technology Laboratory instrument kits, textbooks and uniform. The approximate cost is $1600.

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 Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students 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 Students Health Cover.

  • Employment Outcomes

    Dental technicians work in dental laboratories on their own or in groups, under the prescription of dentists, dental prosthetists or dental specialists.

    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 (HLT55118)
    This qualification reflects the role of a dental technician responsible for construction and repair of dentures and other dental appliances including crowns, bridges, partial dentures, pre- and post-oral and maxillofacial surgical devices, and orthodontic appliances. To complete this qualification you are required to complete all 21 core units and 4 electives.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Articulate models and transfer records 20
    Communicate and work in health or community services 30
    Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25
    Construct cast removable alloy partial denture framework 80
    Construct ceramic and fixed restorations 120
    Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances 120
    Construct crown and bridge structures 90
    Construct custom impression trays 30
    Construct immediate dentures 60
    Construct models 40
    Construct oral splints 30
    Construct orthodontic appliances 60
    Construct registration rims 30
    Construct removable acrylic partial dentures 60
    Construct thermoformed bases and appliances 35
    Design digital dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided design (CAD) 100
    Join alloy structures 30
    Maintain work health and safety 40
    Provide first aid 18
    Repair and modify dentures and appliances 40
    Work with diverse people 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Deliver and monitor a service to customers 35
    Maintain business resources 15
    Organise workplace information 30
    Use business technology 20
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