HLT55118 – Diploma of Dental Technology

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.

Entry Requirements

Please ask our friendly staff about course fees.

Study Mode
At BLUE BAY, 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 realworld 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.

Learning and Assessment stategry

A range of following assessment methods will be used to assess the students:

  • Questioning (Oral & Written)
  • Project Practical demonstrations / Observation
  • Reports
  • Authenticated Evidences
Credit Transfer/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
Blue Bay College recognises qualifications issued by other RTOs. Blue Bay College will accept and mutually recognise the qualifications and Statements of Attainment awarded by any other registered training organisation unless precluded by licensing requirements. We can also grant you Credit Transfer for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.

Packaging Rules

25 units must be completed:

  • 21 core units
  • 4 elective units
Unit Code Title
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)
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
Unit Code Title
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness Assessment
BSBOPS402 Coordinate Business operational plans
BSBTEC201 Undertake project work
Career Prospect
Employment opportunities resulting from the completion of this course would be of a Dental Technician’s position
Start of each term. Please contact Admission Officer for information.

For details of this course visit www.training.gov.au

Information about our training and assessment policies and procedures including our refund policy is included in the student handbook which can be downloaded from:


Enrollments: please e-mail:info@bluebaycollege.edu.au or contact one of our Education Agents.