HLT55115 Diploma of Dental Technology

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

Employment pathways: Although it does not guarantee an employment outcome, completion of this qualification could lead to employment in the dental laboratory as a dental technician.


Further study pathways: This qualification may provide a pathway to further studies in dental technology or dental prosthetics.


Qualification Status:  Superseded

Licensing requirements: No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

No specific entry requirements as per the qualification details or training package. Menzies has in place admission criteria as follows:

  • Minimum age of 18 years and above
  • Have physical attributes suitable for placement in the dental industry that encompasses manual handling of dental equipment and materials (i.e. to lifting bags of dental plaster within safe working practices)

Additionally, the learner is required to:

  • Meet the LLN Assessment at Level 4.

Course Duration

Learner’s with less than 12 months work experience

Total program duration is 95 weeks for delivery and assessment this includes a total of 22 weeks of holiday breaks. The total amount of training provided is 2200 hours. Following table provides a breakdown of the actual number of hours for training and assessment:

Face to face training and assessment1460
Work place training (work placement)N/A
Private study and research  740

Learner’s with more than 12 months work experience

Total program duration is 61 weeks for delivery and assessment this includes a total of 14 weeks of holiday breaks. The  total amount of training provided is 1340 hours. Following table provides a breakdown of the actual number of hours for training and assessment:

Face to face training and assessment940
Work place training (work placement)N/A
Private study and research  400

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students may request recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment. If requested, students will be provided with an RPL document allowing them to provide verifiable details of prior learning. The evidence will be assessed for currency and against requirements of the units of competency, and an amended program strategy will be prepared, taking into account the student’s prior learning. The duration and the costs of an RPL procedure will depend on your level of expertise and the amount of gap training required. Please contact us on
1300 244 002 orinfo@menzies.vic.edu.au to see what RPL options are available for you.

Click here to view the Course Guide 2018-2019 for Domestic Students.

Click here to view the Course Flyer for Domestic Students

Modes of Delivery

This qualification is delivered:

  • Face to Face in a classroom
  • Face to face in a simulated workplace environment

Location of Delivery

Melbourne, Victoria

  • Adderley Campus – 113 Adderley Street, West Melbourne

This course will only be delivered and assessed in Victoria and not offered for interstate students.

Domestic Full Fee

Payment Plan OptionEnrolment FeeMaterial FeeTuition FeeTotalPayment Plan Amount
Fees for learner’s with less than 12 months work experience $150$2,400$26,900$29,450$310
Payment every week
Fees for learner’s with more than 12 months work experience $150$2,400$16,360$18,910$310
Payment every week
 

Note: VET Student Loans, government funded subsidy or other financial support arrangements are not available. If students are accessing any government funding entitlement, that may reduce their ability to access such funding in the future (such as arrangements that limit funding to one qualification for a person).

Following are the steps of the Admissions and Enrolment Process for Domestic Students:
Step 1: Prospective learner previews information about course and the Institute.
▪    Information sources include but not limited to online, print, seminar/exhibition & marketing event.
Step 2: Prospective learner makes an enquiry to the Institute.
▪    Prospective learners may make the inquiry using online methods (website, Facebook, email), by phone or walk-in to the Institute.
Step 3: Discuss with Marketing and Admissions Staff about the training product.
Step 4: Complete the  Pre- Training Review (PTR)
▪    Provide all information and documentation as required. The prospective learner is required to complete Pre-Training Review Form
▪    Sit for the pre training interview to determine the suitability to the training product.
▪    Complete the Foundation Skills Assessment
Step 5: Submit Formal Application
▪    Prospective leaner completes the Domestic Student Application Form and sign Privacy Notice and Student Declaration – which is the formal application endorsement.
Step 6: Sign and accept the Letter of Offer and Student Agreement (LOO)
▪    This is the final stage for applicant to understand and agree to all terms and conditions of the LOO.
Step 7: Make Payment
▪    As outlined in the LOO, arrange the initial payment required to confirm enrolment.
Step 8: Receive Confirmation of Enrolment (COE)
▪    Domestic COE – Confirmation of Enrolment received by student. Also information on Orientation Day is included.
Step 9: Attend Orientation Session
▪    Compulsory session to receive all course and student orientation information, student registration, uniform sizing and student ID cards issuance.