Diploma of Dental Technology

VET NATIONAL CODE: HLT55115

Total Duration

81 Weeks

(70 weeks Tuition + 11 weeks Break)

Location

NSW | QLD Campuses (AIBT-I)

Pricing

OffShore Int Student: $25,500 *

OnShore Student Visa Holder: $22,000 *

Domestic Student: $15,300 *

*Total Materials Fee $1,500

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.

To achieve this qualification, students will be required to undertake 280 hours of unpaid work (Clinical Placement). 

National Code:
HLT55115
CRICOS Course Code:
AIBT-I CRICOS CODE: 096736K
Nationally Recognised:
Delivery mode:
AIBT-I
In Class (NSW/QLD)
Assessment:
A variety of assessment methods form part of this course including written assignments, presentations, portfolios of work, role plays and projects.
Start dates:
January, March, June, July, September and October
Awarded by
Australia Institute of Business and Technology – International Pty Ltd (AIBTI)
RTO Code 45169 / CRICOS: 03610E
Packaging Rules:
Total number of units = 25
20 core units
Plus 5 elective units

Total Materials Fee – $1,500

Materials fee covers the cost of goods, materials and/or services provided by AIBTI to be used by students in the course of training.

The Materials Fees in this qualification include:

  • Class materials
  • Dental Consumables (Dental Impressions, Custom-made trays etc.) 
  • Uniforms
  • Printing
  • Stationery
  • Excursions

Core Subjects

 
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 dental 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
HLTDEN014
Repair and modify dentures and appliances
HLTDEN015
Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances
HLTINF001
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS003
Maintain work health and safety
 
 

Elective Subjects

 
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCDIV003
Manage and promote diversity
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
BSBCMM401
Make a presentation
BSBLDR403
Lead team effectiveness
 
For more information on the course content, visit: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/HLT55115


Entry requirement:
Academic requirement:
A minimum of Year 12 or Australian equivalent is mandatory.
English requirement:
A minimum of IELTS 6 or equivalent
International Students who do not meet the English language requirements for this course may undertake English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) according to the English Learning Matrix.
  • The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice
  • Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to HLTAID003 – Provide first aid, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities
  • Current workplace policies and procedures for WHS
  • Australian/New Zealand Standards, workplace health and safety (WHS) policies, Dental Board of Australia guidelines on infection control, Commonwealth legislation and State/Territory legislation, and organisation policies relating to dental laboratory work
  • Dental Board of Australia guidelines on infection control
Code Title   Licensing/Regulatory Information  
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand Standards and industry codes of practice Knowledge of legislative requirements related to the use of fluoride in dentistry
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand Standards and industry codes of practice Current workplace policies and procedures for WHS
HLTDET001 Construct models The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand Standards and industry codes of practice Australian/New Zealand Standards, workplace health and safety (WHS) policies, Dental Board of Australia guidelines on infection control, Commonwealth legislation and State/Territory legislation, and organisation policies relating to dental laboratory work Dental Board of Australia guidelines on infection control Laboratory safety manuals and procedure in line with relevant Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation WHS policy
HLTDET002 Construct custom impression trays The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand Standards and industry codes of practice Dental Board of Australia guidelines on infection control
HLTDET003 Construct registration rims Dental Board of Australia guidelines on infection control  Laboratory safety manuals and procedures in line with relevant Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation  WHS policy
HLTDET004 Articulate models and transfer records The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand Standards and industry codes of practice Dental Board of Australia guidelines on infection control Laboratory safety manuals and procedures in line with relevant Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation WHS policy
HLTDET005 Construct thermoformed bases and appliances The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand Standards and industry codes of practice Knowledge of Australian/New Zealand Standards, workplace health and safety (WHS) policies, Dental Board of Australia guidelines on infection control, Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation and organisation policies relating to dental laboratory work Dental Board of Australia guidelines on infection control Laboratory safety manuals and procedures in line with relevant Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation WHS policy
CHCLEG001 Work Legally & Ethically The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice

Clinical Placement

Clinical placement is an essential component of this qualification. Clinical placement consolidates the students’ knowledge within the real health environment, applying theory to practice.

Students will be required to undertake 280 hours of unpaid clinical placement.

AIBT-I assists the students in organising clinical placement. Students will be required to complete given logbook and workplace diary during their placement hours.

All students must be willing to undertake clinical placement in a health care facility during the program. Students are required to organise their own travel to and from these facilities and may be required to undertake placement in regional areas.

Prior to attending clinical placement, students must demonstrate satisfactory course progression.

Before commencing clinical placement:

  • Students will be required to complete HLTSAID003 – Provide first aid. This is a core unit within this qualification and will need to be completed prior to placement
  • Students must meet the following mandatory requirements at their own expense. Students will be notified via email on when to obtain these documents:
  • Have current competency in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – this must be updated annually and is included in the program
  • At their own expense, 30 days before placement, provide an Australian Federal Police Certificate indicating that the student has passed the Australian Federal Police (National) Check.

https://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/national-police-checks

Completing all the units of competency within this qualification will lead to the issuance of Diploma of Dental Technology (HLT55115) including a transcript of all completed units. Students that successfully complete individual units of competency, but not the whole qualification, will be eligible to receive Statement of Attainment detailing the completed units.

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