Dental Studies

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Dental courses for a healthy career

Are you a good communicator with an eye for detail? Are you interested in helping people have better dental health at every stage of life?

Sydney TAFE dental courses can lead you to a wide range of career opportunities. You could become a dental assistant and radiographer, dental hygienist, oral health educator or a dental nurse. You can even take your studies further to become a dental prosthetist.

Sydney TAFE dental courses and you

Sydney TAFE gives you the advantage whatever the stage of your career.

  • Leaving school? Programs and support services will teach you workplace practices, attitudes and the foundation skills to launch your great career.
  • Launching your career? Dental courses can take you from learning to be a dental assistant to a dental prosthetist.
  • Time for a change? Sydney TAFE gives you dental industry experience along with the latest in dental technology.

Flexible and fast-track options

Sydney TAFE can recognise your knowledge and life/work experience so you finish your qualification faster.

If you are already working in the dental industry and want to build on your career, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) so you don’t have to study what you already know. You may even be able to have skills recognised from other career areas.

Sydney TAFE is always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses, including evening and online options.

Laura Dennes: Diploma of Dental Technology

Getting her teeth into a dental career

After leaving Sydney TAFE, Laura Dennes worked as a dental technician as well as some part-time dental nursing and administration.

Laura has moved to Perth and now works for Erkodent Australia, a dental supply company for thermoforming materials, machines and accessories. She has built her career into a business relations role in the dental industry.



Sydney TAFE’s industry partnerships make sure your course is always up to date, and provide you with opportunities and contacts.

Industry facts sourced from: Service Skills Australia Environmental Scan 2014; Job Outlook, Australian Government Department of Employment;

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