Diploma of Dental Technology

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to work as a registered Dental Technician. It covers the construction of dentures, bridges, crowns and other dental appliances and the repair and modification of these appliances.

Depending on particular state/territory legislation and regulations the qualification may need to be combined with the specified periods of clinical practice before the graduate can work as a Dental Technician.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeships pathways.

Occupational title for this worker is:

Dental technician


Subjects

PACKAGING RULES

27 units of competency are required for award of this qualification including:

22 core units

5 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Other relevant electives listed below

Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages

Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units

add topic BSBINM301A Organise workplace information

add topic BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development

add topic HLTDT301C Construct models (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTOHS200B )

add topic HLTDT302C Construct custom impression trays (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTOHS200B )

add topic HLTDT303C Construct registration rims (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTOHS200B )

add topic HLTDT304C Articulate models and transfer records (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTOHS200B )

add topic HLTDT315C Construct thermoformed bases and appliances (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTOHS200B , add topic HLTDT301C , add topic HLTDT302C , add topic HLTDT304C )

add topic HLTDT507C Construct immediate dentures (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTDT301C , add topic HLTDT302C , add topic HLTDT303C , add topic HLTDT304C , add topic HLTDT519B )

add topic HLTDT508C Construct removable acrylic partial dentures (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTDT301C , add topic HLTDT302C , add topic HLTDT303C , add topic HLTDT304C )

add topic HLTDT509C Construct cast metal alloy removable partial denture framework (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTDT301C , add topic HLTDT302C , add topic HLTDT303C , add topic HLTDT304C , add topic HLTDT519B )

add topic HLTDT510C Construct crown and bridge structures (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTDT301C , add topic HLTDT302C , add topic HLTDT304C )

add topic HLTDT511C Join alloy structures (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTDT301C , add topic HLTDT302C , add topic HLTDT303C , add topic HLTDT304C , add topic HLTDT519B , add topic HLTDT507C , add topic HLTDT508C , add topic HLTDT509C , add topic HLTDT510C )

add topic HLTDT512C Take tooth shades (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTIN301C )

add topic HLTDT513C Construct fixed restorations (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTDT509C , add topic HLTDT510C )

add topic HLTDT514C Construct orthodontic appliances (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTOHS300B , add topic HLTDT301C , add topic HLTDT302C , add topic HLTDT303C , add topic HLTDT304C , add topic HLTDT519B , add topic HLTDT507C , add topic HLTDT508C , add topic HLTDT509C , add topic HLTDT510C , add topic HLTDT511C )

add topic HLTDT517C Construct oral splints (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTOHS300B , add topic HLTDT301C , add topic HLTDT304C , add topic HLTDT519B )

add topic HLTDT518C Repair and modify dentures and appliances (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTOHS300B , add topic HLTDT301C , add topic HLTDT304C , add topic HLTDT519B )

add topic HLTDT519B Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTOHS300B )

add topic HLTFA301C Apply first aid

add topic HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

add topic HLTHIR501B Maintain an effective health work environment

add topic HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.

Group A electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives

Electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. The following electives may facilitate selection. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

add topic BSBADM311A Maintain business resources

add topic BSBCUS301A Deliver and monitor a service to customers

add topic BSBFIA301A Maintain financial records

add topic BSBWOR204A Use business technology

add topic HLTDA417B Take a clinical photograph (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTIN302B )

add topic HLTDT516C Construct indirect composite polymer fixed restorations (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTIN301C , add topic HLTDT519B , add topic HLTDT513C )


Pathways...

    Not Applicable


Entry Requirements

Not Applicable


Licensing Information

Not Applicable


Employability Skills

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries