Diploma of Dental Technology


Course details

CRICOS course code: 099310A

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


The Diploma of Dental Technology is a two-year hands-on course which will give you the skills to work as a dental technician.

To maximise your employment opportunities, you will complete specialised training in the use of computer-aided design (CAD) and learn about computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) processes. You will learn to design, manufacture, modify and repair prostheses and appliances, such as dentures, mouthguards, bridges and crowns.

A dental technician may work in a large dental laboratory or go into private practice. You will be trained in our purpose-built facilities, which have been designed to simulate the workplace environment.

Our teaching staff are all qualified dental technicians or dental prosthetic. Each student has their own workstation where you are able to use highly technical equipment to create dental appliances. Safety is always of paramount importance in the laboratory.

The course also includes important skills such as communication, first aid, infection control, work, health and safety processes (WHS), and business management skills, which are particularly important if you plan to go into private practice.


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

Career opportunities

  • dental technician in dental surgeries, dental laboratories or denture clinics
  • dental laboratory owner/operator

Pathways to further study:

  • HLT65015 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics (Dental Technician with clinical training).

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
20,000 Per Year Feb 2023 2 years
Full time
Chadstone Campus
Corner Batesford and Warrigal Roads
Melbourne Victoria 3148

Entry criteria

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 level studies or the overseas equivalent, with passes in all subjects.

English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (Academic).

Recommended: Good passes (i.e 'credit' level or higher) in Science and a subject that requires manual dexterity skills such as Art, Woodwork, Metalwork or equivalent.


Chadstone Campus
Corner Batesford and Warrigal Roads
Melbourne Victoria 3148
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