Baxter Institute - Melbourne - Dental Courses (International Students)

Dental Courses – International Students

Diploma of Dental Technology


Location -134 Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Course Code HLT55115
Training Product Status Superseded; Has been superseded by HLT55118; Transition and Teach-out ends 12/03/2019
Training Product Release date 08/12/2015
CRICOS Code 096793A
Intakes Weekly
Total Tuition Hours
1460 hours
Delivery Mode
Assessment Mode
Combination of theory, practical and/or project assessments
Fees* Refer to “Course Fees
Prerequisite Not applicable
Admission Direct Entry Requirements – IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
– Completion of Year 11 (Aus) or equivalent¹
– 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 individuals interested in doing this course will undergo a PTR (Pre-training review) process to determine the suitability of the individuals’ preferred course or qualification as per the institute’s documented policies and procedures. This PTR process includes a PTQ (pre-training questionnaire), LLN (Language, Literacy, and Numeracy) assessment and PTI (pre-training interview). The PTR process helps determine if the course chosen by the individual learners would be the most suitable and appropriate for them by identifying their aspirations and interests, existing educational attainment and capabilities, competencies previously acquired Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) or credit transfer, experiences and aptitude as well as determining ACSF core skills level (literacy and numeracy skills), and digital capability.

^HLT65015 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

Dental Technician

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¹ subject to assessment level of student’s country – not applicable to level 1 & 2 countries.
² mature age applications from level 1 & 2 countries who can demonstrate an ability to undertake the course through our LLN assessment
^ qualifications not offered at Baxter
* tuition fees and other course related fees are not subject to change once a student has enrolled