HLT55118 Diploma of Dental Technology

HLT55118 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.

When do I come to class?
International students complete a total of 25 units over 8 terms of study (2 years).

CRICOS Course Code:0101102
Intake date, attendance days and hours
104 weeks – 4 semesters for international students
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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
Core Units
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTDET001 Construct models
  • HLTDET002 Construct custom impression trays
  • HLTDET003 Construct registration rims
  • HLTDET004 Articulate models and transfer records
  • HLTDET005 Construct thermoformed bases and appliances
  • HLTDET006 Construct immediate dentures
  • HLTDET007 Construct removable acrylic partial dentures
  • HLTDET008 Construct cast removable alloy partial denture framework
  • HLTDET009 Construct crown and bridge structures
  • HLTDET010 Join alloy structures
  • HLTDET011 Construct ceramic and fixed restorations
  • HLTDET012 Construct orthodontic appliances
  • HLTDET013 Construct oral splints
  • HLTDET014 Repair and modify dentures and appliances
  • HLTDET015 Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances
  • HLTDET016 Design digital dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided design (CAD)
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
Relevant electives
  • HLTDET017 Construct dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
  • BSBADM311 Maintain business resources
  • BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
Please refer to the International tab on this page for fees for International Students.
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
Not Applicable.
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 $230 (non refundable)
Tuition Fee $28,500
Resource Fee $1,200
The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fee
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.