TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Diploma of Dental Technology - HLT55118

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 0100003

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.


  • 25 units: 20 core
  • 5 elective


  • Construct orthodontic appliances
  • Report on financial activity
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Lead team effectiveness
  • Construct cast alloy removable partial denture framework
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Work with diverse people
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Implement customer service standards
  • Construct oral splints
  • Articulate models and transfer records
  • Construct models
  • Construct dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
  • Engage with health professionals and the health system
  • Set up a business or records system for a small business
  • Join alloy structures
  • Manage and promote diversity
  • Use communication to build relationships
  • Construct ceramic and fixed restorations
  • Coordinate business resources
  • Maintain business resources
  • Construct thermoformed bases and appliances
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Design digital dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Maintain work health and safety
  • Undertake project work
  • Implement operational plan
  • Provide first aid
  • Construct crown and bridge structures
  • Construct removable acrylic partial dentures
  • Construct custom impression trays
  • Construct registration rims
  • Construct immediate dentures
  • Use business technology
  • Process reusable medical devices and equipment
  • Repair and modify dentures and appliances
  • Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gilles Plains International: $40,300 No
  • Full-time : 24 months

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