HLT55118 Diploma of Dental Technology

HLT55118 Diploma of Dental Technology

OVERVIEW

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to work as a Dental Technician. It covers the theoretical and practical, hands-on construction of full dentures, acrylic and chrome partial dentures, crowns and bridges, orthodontics and a full range of other dental appliances such as veneers, mouth guards, splints and all-ceramic CAD/CAM restorations to name only a few.

Is this course suitable for me?
The course is recommended for people who are seeking a rewarding career in the dental industry, are creative and enjoy working with their hands. If you enjoy any of the following activities or similar activities, you will enjoy working as a Dental Technician: making things, cooking, drawing, painting, art, craft, mechanical repairs etc etc. Both male and female students are equally successful.

Why study HLT55118 Diploma of Dental Technology with DNA Kingston Training?
Our locally trained lecturers have vast local industry experience and many contacts in the local industry. In addition to this, every aspect of the course is trained to a high standard, above the minimum requirements. These things mean you will have the highest possible chance of success in the industry. In most cases you will make more than one of every appliance or restoration to ensure you’re able to do everything to the standard required in industry. We do not run an abbreviated (shortened) course with parts removed, skipped or only covered theoretically. We are often asked questions like “I’ve heard other colleges don’t make chrome partial denture frameworks, do you?”. The answer is yes, you will design, wax and cast three, two of which you’ll wax and process in acrylic as well and you’ll make another with CAD/CAM. This is just one example. These are the reasons our graduates work in the majority of local dental laboratories and some have high profile jobs in the industry overseas.

When do I come to class?
International students complete a total of 25 units over 8 terms of study (2 years). Attending class 2.5 days (20 hrs) per week. Students are assisted in finding work placement to ensure they are work ready.

Local students undergoing an apprenticeship complete a total of 25 units over 16 terms of study (4 years) or less with course credits. Attending class one day per week, whichever day is most suitable for their employer. For more information about studying as a local student, please read the Entry Requirements section below.

We now have this course available for enrollment. CRICOS Course Code:0101102
This qualification covers the theoretical and practical, hands-on construction of acrylic and chrome partial and complete dentures, crowns and bridges, orthodontics and a full range of other dental appliances such as veneers, mouth guards, splints and all-ceramic CAD/CAM restorations to name only a few. Students are assisted in finding work placement to ensure they are work ready.
The course is recommended for people who are seeking a rewarding career in the dental industry, are creative and enjoy working with their hands.
Duration
International Students attend 2.5 days per week (Monday – Wednesday or Wednesday-Friday). Two (2) years – 4 semesters
Apprenticeship students attend one day per week may attend on any weekday.
Pathway
Students completing this course are eligible for one year advanced standing at Edith Cowan University in the Bachelor of Health Science, OR one year advanced standing at Griffith University in the  Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Technology
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Career options include working as a Dental Technician who can be either self-employed, or work in public or private industry in a dental laboratory, directly or indirectly under the prescription of a Dentist.
The four main skill areas of Dental Technology are:
  • Denture construction
  • Cast partial denture fabrication
  • Orthodontics
  • Crown and bridge
Students who complete the HLT55118 Diploma of Dental Technology are eligible for one year advanced standing in a Bachelor degree at Edith Cowan University, or Griffith University. Contact the college for further information on advanced standing.
Core Units
  • 21 core units
Relevant electives
  • 4 electives
Please refer to the International tab on this page for fees for International Students.
For local students, you must either find an employer willing to give you an apprenticeship or enquire with us about opportunities such as completing the HLT35115 Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting course first. Contact us to talk about your options.
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
International Students
International students are required to have an IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent. DNA Kingston Training assist students with packaging English training if required.
Local students
Local students are required to have be an apprentice. You can sign an apprenticeship with a Dental Technician or a Dentist. If you are already employed by a Dental Technician or a Dentist, please contact us to talk about signing an apprenticeship agreement. We will arrange everything. If you aren’t employed, the best thing to do is to study HLT35115 Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting with DNA Kingston Training. This course will give you the skills you need to get a job and in many cases, work placement can be arranged for students who demonstrate the attributes employers are looking for (attention to detail, ability to follow instructions, reliability).
Next available intake
Enrolments available to start immediately – please contact our administration team

CRICOS Course Code:0101102
English requirements
International students are required to have an IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent.
DNA Kingston Training assists students with packaging English training if required.
Course Fee
Enrolment Fee $200 (non refundable)
Tuition Fee $29,950.00
Resource Fee $1,200.00

Total Fees $31,350.00

Resource fees are charges for materials that are considered essential to a course or unit of study and which do not form part of the course fee. The resource fee covers materials purchased by DNA Kingston Training to be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as materials, workbooks and course specific uniforms.
Course Duration
Two (2) years – 4 semesters.
Studying at DNA Kingston Training
DNA Kingston Training is the winner of Western Australia’s International Training Provider of the Year 2015, and finalist in 2016. We have a diverse range of courses available for international students which provide our students with advanced standing to universities across Australia.
For more information on courses and support services offered to International Students, visit our International page.