097989C – HLT55118 Diploma of Dental Technology

HLT55118 Diploma of Dental Technology


This program is designed for both international and domestic students looking for Dental Technology courses in Australia. All graduates gain the right skills and qualification to work within the Dental Technology Industry. This course teaches students how to perform a number of dental technician tasks. Including; constructing and repairing dentures, pre or post oral, crowns, bridges and partial dentures. As well as, maxillofacial surgical devices and orthodontic appliances.

If becoming a dental technician sounds like something you would be passionate about then our Diploma of Dental Technology from ACFE is the right course for you. You will learn all the skills needed to design, manufacture, modify and repair dental appliances and prosthetics.

After completing the dental technician course, you will enter the industry as a fully qualified dental technician able to safely and effectively complete entry-level roles and responsibilities. You will be able to work individually in private or public laboratories, or in a small group under the supervision

At ACFE, our dental technician programs take place over 118 weeks, or around two years. If you have any previous work experience, you can also apply for recognition of prior learning and shorten the time it takes to complete the entire Dental Technician Course in Australia.

Course Philosophy

As the Australian Centre of Further Education, at ACFE we are dedicated to ensuring all our students are fully prepared to work in their relevant field. As an education organisation, our aim to help individuals gain an education that serves their future career well. All our graduates from the diploma in dental technology gain skills and experience that will help shape their careers over their lifetime.

At ACFE we recognised that we are simply providing the platform that our graduates will use to launch into a continuous lifelong improvement process. For that reason along with training our students in the skills specific to the Dental technology courses, we also prepare them for the future.

Every student who undergoes our dental technician course in Australia gains an education that meets our three key organisation aims. It will strengthen their existing skills and knowledge, give them a deep understanding of the best practise methods in their field and ensure they are aware of the legal responsibilities of practising in Australia.


Course details

Successful completion of the Diploma of Dental Technology will enable graduates you to pursue the HLT65015 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics.

This qualification is delivered to the domestic and international students over a total of 1754 hours. Students enrolled in this course will have up to 104 weeks to complete the course requirements. This course is delivered over nine (9) term periods of ten weeks each.

The overall course duration include term breaks of two weeks each and end of the year Christmas breaks and long summer holidays. Face to face delivery mode consists of student participation in job role demonstrations and computer aided learning and modelling.

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Employment opportunities resulting from the completion of this course would be of a Dental Technician’s position.
To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at diploma level; this can be demonstrated via any of the following:

  • On successful completion of year 11 or previous years of study with an interest in health industry sectors.
  • For international students, ACFE also accepts proof of a level of English proficiency of IELTS level 5.5 or equivalent. If international students cannot provide documented proof of their English language proficiency, they will be required to sit for a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) before a place can be offered.
  • International Students: $32,000 (includes materials & Administration Fee)
  • Fees are subject to changes.
A range of following assessment methods will be used to assess the students:

  • Questioning (Oral & Written)
  • Project Practical demonstrations / Observation
  • Reports
  • Authenticated Evidences

Qualification Description

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.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

We have a strong passion for helping international students looking for dental courses in Australia, meet the strict local practising regulations. Australia has some of the most strict health practitioner regulations and practices, globally. This means that international students need to ensure they receive the right qualifications to work within the Dental Technology Industry.

At ACFE, we understand the different requirements of training or re-skilling for international students. We also enable students with a previous skilled background to apply for prior knowledge recognition. This means that although the course is designed to be conducted over 96 weeks, it can be shorter. If your previous training, skills or work experience are relevant to the Diploma of Dental Technology, then you may be able to move through the course faster.

How is the Course Structured?

At ACFE, our dental diploma courses in Australia are structured into learning modules that teach you important skills required to commence your career as a dental technician. Our staff are all fully qualified in the industry, and knowledgeable about the real-world demands on graduates.

The training is split between a structured classroom environment and essential clinical training. So much of your career requires practical experience, which is why we have structured our course to deliver as much clinical practice as possible. All the clinical training is delivered in our state of the art lab with all the advanced equipment to gain the vital practical experience.

Unit Offers

CHCC0M005 (Core)

Communicate and work in health or community services

HLTAID003 (Core)

Provide first aid

HLTDET002 (Core)

Construct custom impression trays

HLTDET004 (Core)

Articulate models and transfer records

HLTDET006 (Core)

Construct immediate dentures

HLTDET008 (Core)

Construct cast metal alloy removable partial denture framework

HLTDET010 (Core)

Join alloy structures

HLTDET012 (Core)

Construct orthodontic appliances

HLTDET014 (Core)

Repair and modify dentures and appliances

HLTDET015 (Core)

Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances

HLTDET016 (Core)

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

HLTINF001 (Core)

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS003 (Core)

Maintain work health and safety

CHCDIV001 (Core)

Work with diverse people

HLTDET001 (Core)

Construct models

HLTDET003 (Core)

Construct registration rims

HLTDET005 (Core)

Construct thermoformed bases and appliances

HLTDET007 (Core)

Construct removable acrylic partial dentures

HLTDET009 (Core)

Construct crown and bridge structures

HLTDET011 (Core)

Construct ceramic and fixed restorations

HLTDET013 (Core)

Construct oral splints

BSBMGT402 (Elective)

Implement operational plan

CHCCOM002 (Elective)

Use communication to build relationships

BSBCUS301 (Elective)

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBLDR403 (Elective)

Lead team effectiveness