Diploma of Dental Technology
Course Code: HLT55118 | CRICOS Code: 097989C


Community Services

Delivery Mode

Blended and In house Simulations


104 Weeks

Course 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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.


Face to Face, Computer aided learning and modelling, In house Simulations


Melbourne Campus
Level 5 & 9, 341-345 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Sydney Campus
Level 1, 54 Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge NSW 2037

Adelaide Campus
Level 3, 45 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Course Fee/Duration


Course Duration: 104 weeks
Course Fee: AUD $32,000 (includes Workshop training , Materials & Administration Fee)

Note: Fees are subject to changes


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 96 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.

Intake Dates

January, April, July, October

January, April, July, October

Entry Requirements


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:

  • 18 years or older upon application
  • All applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence for all indicators to enrol for this qualification

Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Units Of Competency


This qualification requires the successful completion of 25 units of competency, including: 21 core units and 4 electives

Core Units – 21
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
HLTAID011Provide first aid
HLTDET001Construct models
HLTDET002Construct custom impression trays
HLTDET003Construct registration rims
HLTDET004Articulate models and transfer records
HLTDET005Construct thermoformed bases and appliances
HLTDET006Construct immediate dentures
HLTDET007Construct removable acrylic partial denture
HLTDET008Construct cast removable alloy partial denture framework
HLTDET009Construct crown and bridge structures
HLTDET010Join alloy structures
HLTDET011Construct ceramic and fixed restorations
HLTDET012Construct orthodontic appliances
HLTDET013Construct oral splints
HLTDET014Repair and modify dentures and appliances
HLTDET015Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances
HLTDET016Design digital dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided design (CAD)
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
Elective Units – 4
CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships
BSBCUS301Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBLDR403Lead team effectiveness
BSBMGT402Implement operational plan
Qualification Pathways


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

Note: While Signet may not offer all the qualifications indicated within the pathway, we identify relevant progression that may be attained. Check our website for your eligibility for the courses offered at Signet.

Career Pathways


Employment opportunities resulting from the completion of this course would be of a Dental Technician’s position.

* Completion of an Signet qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome

Related Qualifications

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Certificate III in Pathology Collection
Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting
Certificate III in Dental Assisting
Certificate IV in Dental Assisting
Diploma of Dental Technology
Diploma of Emergency Health Care
Diploma of Nursing

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