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.