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



Delivery Mode

Face to Face and Practical training


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 and Practical training


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

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

Course Fee/Duration

Course Duration: 104 weeks
Course Fee: 

  • Tuition fee: $28000
  • Material fee: $1000
  • Placement fee: $3500
  • Enrolment fee: $250
  • Total fee: $32750

Note: Prices are subject to change at the discretion of SIGNET INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA

Intake Dates

January, April, July, October

January, April, July, October

Entry Requirements


18 years or older upon commencement of the course.

Required to have successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence for all indicators to enroll for this qualification.

Required to have successfully met one of the English requirements:

    – IELTS: 5.5 (no band below 5.0)

    – TOEFL iBT: 69-79 (no band below 14)

    – TOEFL Paper: 523 (with a min. TWE 3.5)

    – PTE Academic: Overall 46 (no band below 40)

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

Units Of Competency
UNIT OF COMPETENCY 25 units of competency are required for this qualification, including 21 Core Units and 4 Electives
Core Units – 21
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAID011 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
Electives – 4
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
BSBMGT402 Implement operational plan
Qualification Pathways


Successful completion of the Diploma of Dental Technology will enable graduates to pursue:

           Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

Career Pathways

Employment opportunities resulting from the completion of this course may include the following job roles:

  • Dental Technician

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