Diploma of Dental Technology
Dental Technology course details
Course description and aims
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.
ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.
Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.
1. NSW HEALTH
Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
Â• Meet NSW HealthÂ’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
Â• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
Â• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.
For specific information regarding NSW HealthÂ’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit: http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx
3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDRENÂ’S SERVICES
Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of ChildrenÂ’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit: http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm
Course outcomes and careers
Credit for Prior Learning
If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link
This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)
TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link
Enrol at any location
Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.
If you would like information about the course and meet teachnig staff please attend the information session on:
Thursday 9, November 2017 between 5:00pm and 7:00pm at Randwick College, Building A, Level 5, Room A5.27.
If you would like any information prior to the information session please email Julie Robb OR Peter Trikaliotis via email.
If you would like to undertake the mandatory skills test please contatct Julie Robb OR Peter trikaliotis via email to schedule a time.
EMAILS: Julie.Robb@tafe.nsw.edu.au OR Peter.Trikaliotis@tafensw.edu.au
You will need to attend approximately 22 hours of class a week over 2 days. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Mon and Tue from 8:30am to 6:00pm or Thur from 8:30am to 6:00pm
GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)
Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).
Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.
The loan cap for this course is $10,000. This means the maximum amount you can borrow for each unit of study is $1,250, and you will need to directly pay the remaining $2,750 for each Unit of Study.
Find out more about VET Student Loans at http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/vet%20student%20loans/pages/vet%20student%20loans
Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.
The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each unit of study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.
Find out about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition
Dental instruments and personal protective equipment (PPE) will be required to successfully complete this course. This will need to be purchased as you progress through the course. The teachers will give you more information about this at the oreientation and throughout the course.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Fees, payment and refunds: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges
Financial assistance: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance
|Number||Subject name||Nominal hours|
|HLTDET004||Articulate models and transfer records||20|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||30|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||25|
|HLTDET008-GRADED||Construct cast alloy removable partial denture framework||80|
|HLTDET011-GRADED||Construct ceramic and fixed restorations||120|
|HLTDET015-GRADED||Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances||150|
|HLTDET009-GRADED||Construct crown and bridge structures||90|
|HLTDET002||Construct custom impression trays||30|
|HLTDET006||Construct immediate dentures||60|
|HLTDET013||Construct oral splints||30|
|HLTDET012-GRADED||Construct orthodontic appliances||60|
|HLTDET003||Construct registration rims||30|
|HLTDET007-GRADED||Construct removable acrylic partial dentures||100|
|HLTDET005||Construct thermoformed bases and appliances||35|
|BSBADM409||Coordinate business resources||30|
|BSBCUS301||Deliver and monitor a service to customers||35|
|HLTDET010||Join alloy structures||30|
|BSBADM311||Maintain business resources||15|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety||40|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||18|
|HLTDET014||Repair and modify dentures and appliances||40|
|BSBRKG403||Set up a business or records system for a small business||40|
|BSBWOR204||Use business technology||20|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|