Dental Technology


HlT55118

CRICOS Code: 0100881

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 groups, under the prescription of dentists, dental prosthetists or dental specialists.

Employment pathways:

Graduates may find employment in dental Industry as a:

  • Dental technician in dental surgeries, dental laboratories or denture clinics
  • Dental laboratory owner/operator

*It is not, however, intended to indicate that an individual will gain immediate employment on completion of this qualification.

Pathways from the qualification:

Learners who successfully complete this qualification may progress into further studies such as:

Higher education in dental technology.

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

  • This qualification does not have mandatory entry requirements at the time of publication on training.gov.au. However, the RTO requires candidates to meet its admission requirements prior to enrolling into this qualification.

RTO’s admission requirements:

The HLT55118 Diploma of Dental Technology allows direct entry into this qualification at the time of publication in training.gov.au. However, the RTO requires candidates to meet its admission requirements prior to enrolling into this qualification to ensure that they have the required skills and knowledge to successfully complete the qualification at this AQF level. This consists of:

Domestic Students

 

  • Minimum age of 18 years and above.
  • Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or higher.
  • Have physical attributes suitable for placement in the dental industry that encompasses manual handling of equipment (i.e. operating dental technician machinery and moving various dental technician materials such as plaster bags)

Additionally, the learner is required to:

  • Complete the Pre-Training Review which aims to identify training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to learner and relevant experience.
  • Complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test

If the learner has done the Pre‐Training Review and LLN assessment previously at Menzies Institute of Technology for a previous qualification in the same stream enrolment, then it is not required.

International Students

 

  • Minimum age of 18 years and above
  • Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or higher.
  • Have physical attributes suitable for placement in the dental industry that encompasses manual handling of equipment (i.e. operating dental technician machinery and moving various dental technician materials such as plaster bags)
  • English Language Requirements.
  1.  
IELTS (General or Academic) overallPTE AcademicTOEFL PBTOEFL IBTCAE Scale ELICOS (General English)
5.54650662162n/a
5.03847851154+ 15 weeks
4.53045040146+ 30 weeks

Note: Results older than two years are not acceptable (for offshore applicants)

OR

  1. Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States

OR

  1. Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a Certificate III or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.

OR

  1. Applicants originating from students visa assessment levels 1 and 2 countries without the required IELTS or equivalent score must undertake the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test. For further information on student visa assessment levels visit Department of Home Affairs’ website at www.homeaffairs.gov.au.

Additionally, the learner is required to:

Onshore International Students

  • Complete the Pre-Training Review which aims to identify training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to learner and relevant experience.

Offshore International Students

  • Complete the Pre-Training Review which aims to identify training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to learner and relevant experience. This will be conducted either via video call (e.g. Skype) or phone call to the prospective learner.

If the learner has done the Pre‐Training Review and LLN assessment previously at Menzies Institute of Technology for a previous qualification in the same stream enrolment, then it is not required.

Other Conditions
  • Complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test prior to the commencement of the course.
  • Students required to invest approximately 4 hours per week self-directed learning to complete self-study and assessments during the training weeks and does not include term breaks and work placement.
Learning and Physical Resources (students must provide)
  • General stationery for study (e.g. pens, notebooks)
  • Computer or tablets, stable internet and MS office
  • Textbook #2: Anatomy of Orofacial Structures, 8th Edition, Brand (Student must buy)
  • Textbook # 3: Introductions to Dental Materials, 4th Edition, van Noort (Student must buy)

Course Duration:

Full time: over a period of 95 weeks

  • 95 weeks of delivery is inclusive of 22 weeks holiday breaks.
  • Supervised Classroom sessions 20 hours per week on campus
  • Additional Training Support hours including any learning assistance provided to students after the classroom sessions or on additional request by learners outside of supervised classroom session hours either via face-to-face or phone, skype or email to support learners to undertake their individual self learning activities and assessments outside of classroom hours.
  • Completion of Individual Learning and Reflection/Self-Paced learning hours are not monitored by the Trainers/Assessors and form part of “unsupervised hours”. Trainers will ask students questions related to their Individual Learning after each week’s class session to ensure and verify that students have gained the knowledge related to the quizzes.

Note: No classes on public holidays. If any class days fall on a public holiday then the session with be allocated to another day in that week so that the amount of training supervised hours are consistent regardless of public holiday.

Refer to the Delivery Structure and Delivery Hours table below for the breakdown of delivery hours.

Units of Competency:

Consistent with the qualification packaging rules, the units listed below are delivered for this qualification. The choices of elective units are based on conversations with employers and/or industry consultants regarding skills gaps or areas of increased pressure on service delivery.

Unit CodeUnit TitleCore (C)  Elective (E)
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community servicesC
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleC
BSBADM311Maintain business resourcesE
BSBCUS301Deliver and monitor a service to customersE
BSBRKG403Set up a business or records system for a small businessE
HLTAID011Provide first aidC
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and controlC
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client careE
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safetyC
HLTDET001Construct modelsC
HLTDET002Construct custom impression traysC
HLTDET005Construct thermoformed bases and appliancesC
HLTDET003Construct registration rimsC
HLTDET004Articulate models and transfer recordsC
HLTDET013Construct oral splintsC
HLTDET012Construct orthodontic appliancesC
HLTDET007Construct removable acrylic partial denturesC
HLTDET014Repair and modify dentures and appliancesC
HLTDET015Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliancesC
HLTDET006Construct immediate denturesC
HLTDET008Construct cast alloy removable partial denture frameworkC
HLTDET010Join alloy structuresC
HLTDET009Construct crown and bridge structuresC
HLTDET011Construct ceramic and fixed restorationsC
HLTDET016Design digital dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided design (CAD)C

No prerequisite and/or corequisite units in this qualification.

Credit Transfer (CT), recognition of prior learning (RPL), professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience. Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the Menzies Institute of Technology.  

Please refer to MITP15 RPL and Credit Transfer Policy and Procedure for further details. 

Demonstration of Competence through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 

Your existing skills, knowledge and experience can help you get a recognised qualification, through an assessment process called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).  

The process could suit you if you have: 

  • paid or unpaid work experience 
  • prior formal training 
  • skills and knowledge gained on the job 
  • community work experience 
  • short course and work-based learning 
  • trade skills 
  • other life experience. 

 

Evidence you might need to supply 

Your RPL assessor will discuss with you the most appropriate evidence you can provide to support your application, this may include: 

  • work appraisals 
  • job descriptions 
  • photos or actual work samples 
  • relevant formal qualifications 
  • resume and references 
  • in-house training certificates 
  • eye witness testimonies 
  • observation at your workplace or a simulated workplace 
  • informal RPL interviews. 
Credit Transfers (CT)  

Credit Transfer is a process of recognising your previous formal studies that are equivalent to one or more units that form part of the qualification you are enrolling in. You will need to provide verified copies of Statements of Attainments or formal academic transcripts that list the units for which you are seeking Credit Transfer. We will confirm the equivalence and you will not need to repeat those units in your current study. 

  • Questions and Answers
  • Case Studies
  • Project
  • Practical Demonstration
  • Report

 

Melbourne, Victoria.

Location
Level 4, 355 Spencer Street West Melbourne 3003 – Training sessions and Simulation Dental Technology laboratory (Primary site)

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

Domestic Students

International Students

$23,650

Offshore International: $27,000

Onshore International: $26,650

Please click here for more details on course fee

Monthly Intakes available, please check with Menzies for next available intake date

– Prospective learner previews information about course and the Institute. Information sources include but not limited to online, print, seminar/exhibition & marketing event.

– 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.

– Discuss with Marketing and Admissions Staff about the training product.



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. Offshore students will participate to the interview via (video conferencing or teleconferencing)  

Prospective leaner completes the Student Application Form and sign Privacy Notice and Student Declaration – which is the formal application endorsement.

Click on Apply Now.

Once the applicant is accepted, the Letter Of Offer will be issued.

Sign and accept the Letter of Offer (LOO) which is the final stage for the applicant to understand and agree to all terms and conditions of the LOO. Then make payment as outlined in the LOO and arrange the initial payment required to confirm enrollment.

Receive Confirmation of Enrollment (COE) Domestic COE – Confirmation of Enrolment received by student. Also information on Orientation Day is included.

*For Offshore International student only-
 Apply for Student Visa – Apply for Student Visa with the COE. For more information please visit https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au
 Book Flights and Arrange Accommodation -Book your flights to Melbourne and arrange accommodation for the duration of your study. If airport pickup is required, confirm arrangements with the Institute.
 Departure & Arrival -Ensure you have packed all necessary belongings. Ensure your airport pickup and accommodation arrangements are finalised. Bring copies of your enrolment, and accommodation arrangements.

The applicant will be sent an email to complete the mandatory Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test. (This step can be completed before or after the Orientation but must be done before the commencement of training)

Attend Orientation Session Compulsory session to receive all course and student orientation information, student registration, uniform sizing and student ID cards issuance.

Student to commence the training relevant to the selected course.

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