Baxter Institute - Melbourne - Dental Courses (Domestic Students)

Dental Courses – Domestic Students

Diploma of Dental Technology


Location 134 Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Course Code HLT55115
Training Product Status Current
Training Product Release date 08/12/2015
Total Tuition Hours
1460 hours
Delivery Mode
Intakes Weekly
Prerequisite Not applicable
Assessment Mode
Combination of theory, practical and/or project assessments
Fees* Refer to “Course Fees
Entry Requirements
Successful completion of Pre-training review (PTR) is the national register which states the currency of any training product

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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 small groups, under the prescription of dentists.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Tuition Weeks: 73 weeks
CRICOS Duration: 98 weeks incl. 25 weeks’ holidays

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTWHS003*** Maintain work health and safety
HLTINF001*** Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAID003 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
HLTDET015 Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances
HLTDET014 Repair and modify dentures and appliances
HLTDET006 Construct immediate dentures
HLTDET007 Construct removable acrylic partial dentures
HLTDET013 Construct oral splints
HLTDET012 Construct orthodontic appliances
HLTDET010 Join alloy structures
HLTDET008 Construct cast alloy removable partial denture framework
HLTDET009 Construct crown and bridge structures (Construct crown and bridge structures CADCAM)
HLTDET011 Construct ceramic and fixed restorations

BSBADM311 Maintain business resources
BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBINM301 Organise workplace information
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
HLTINF002 *** Process reusable medical devices and equipment
*** The assessment of these units will be conducted in the workplace by Baxter Institute’s trainers and assessors.

All students must participate in a pre-training review. This process will determine the appropriacy of the chosen training option, and identify any special needs. Should the institute require further determination of language, literacy and numeracy skills, the student may need to complete a foundation skills test, so that additional support can be offered.
^HLT65015 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

Dental Technician

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*Tuition fees and other course related fees are not subject to change once a student has enrolled.

¹ subject to timetable selection
² subject to variance depending on  the time of enrolment
³ Language, literacy and numeracy
^ qualifications not offered at Baxter