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.

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:

Domestic Students

 

  • Minimum age of 18 years and above at the time of enrolment
  • Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Certificate IV or higher
  • 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 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 Certificate IV or higher
  • English Language Requirements (meet one of the requirements outlined below)
  1.  

IELTS (General or Academic) overall

PTE Academic

TOEFL PB

TOEFL IBT

CAE Scale

ELICOS (General English)

5.5

46

506

62

162

n/a

5.0

38

478

51

154

+ 15 weeks

4.5

30

450

40

146

+ 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.
  • Complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test

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.
  • 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 enrolment then it is not required. 

Other Conditions

Students required to invest 8-9 hours a week of self-directed learning to complete self-study and assessments.

Course Duration:

  • 95 weeks of delivery is inclusive of 22 weeks holiday breaks.
  • Classroom sessions of 20 hours per week.

Units of Competency:

Unit Code

Unit Title

Core (C)  Elective (E)

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

C

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

C

BSBADM311

Maintain business resources

E

BSBCUS301

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

E

BSBFIA402

Report on financial activity

E

HLTDET016


Design digital dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided design (CAD)

C

BSBRKG403

Set up a business or records system for a small business

E

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

C

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

C

HLTWHS003

Maintain work health and safety

C

HLTDET001

Construct models

C

HLTDET002

Construct custom impression trays

C

HLTDET005

Construct thermoformed bases and appliances

C

HLTDET003

Construct registration rims

C

HLTDET004

Articulate models and transfer records

C

HLTDET013

Construct oral splints

C

HLTDET012

Construct orthodontic appliances

C

HLTDET007

Construct removable acrylic partial dentures

C

HLTDET014

Repair and modify dentures and appliances

C

HLTDET015

Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances

C

HLTDET006

Construct immediate dentures

C

HLTDET008

Construct cast alloy removable partial denture framework

C

HLTDET010

Join alloy structures

C

HLTDET009

Construct crown and bridge structures

C

HLTDET011

Construct ceramic and fixed restorations

C

*Credit transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and self assessment. 

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

 

This qualification is delivered:

  • Classroom Blended including classroom sessions, self-study and assessments at home and simulated workplace environment.

at Menzies Spencer Campus –Level 4, 355 Spencer Street, West Melbourne.

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

Domestic Students

International Students

$29,050

$34,550

Please click here for more details on course fee

22/07/2019

19/08/2019

16/09/2019

20/01/2020

17/02/2020

16/03/2020

20/07/2020

17/08/2020

14/09/2020

How to Apply

Complete the Online Application Form 

and send the filled Application Form to:  info@menzies.vic.edu.au.

You can accept your offer online. Please follow the instructions as stated on the letter of Offer for payment details. Once the payment has been received, you will receive a confirmation letter that your enrollment has been secured.

Attend the Orientation Session at Menzies on the day as stated in your Letter of Offer and receive information about your course timetable and other important information.

For international students, after Step2: Acceptance of Offer and Payment, please apply for Student Visa with the eCOE. For more information on student visa application process, please visit www. immi.gov.au/students. 

More information, please refer to International Students.