Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

Advanced Diploma   NRT
Course no:
National code:
Start date:
Mon 5 Feb 2018
 –   Randwick
  • Expand all
  • Dental Prosthetics course details

    Course description and aims

    This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to work as a registered dental prosthetist. You will learn dental prosthetic examination, taking impressions, dental prosthesis try-in and inserting, and issuing and maintaining dental prostheses.

    For students seeking to complete a First Aid unit of competency as part of their program, 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.

    Clinical placement is an essential component of program completion. A graduate holding an Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics approved by the Dental Board of Australia is able to apply for registration with the Dental Board of Australia. Further information on registration is available at

    Other Requirements


    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.


    Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
    • Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
    • Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
    • 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:


    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:

    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:

    Course outcomes and careers

    Dental prosthetist


    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

    Entry requirements

    To gain entry into HLT65015 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics a candidate must hold the HLT55115 Diploma of Dental Technology or its equivalent.

    Enrol at any location

    Part Time Day
    Course start:
    Mon 5 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    2 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    VET Student Loan
    8.5 Hours per week
    View details
    About offering:


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Tuesday 16 January 2018 from 2.00pm to 6.00pm at Randwick College, Building A Level 5 Room A5.27, Cnr Darley Road & King Street, Randwick NSW 2031

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 8.5 hours of class a week over 88 days. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Thursday, 08:30am to 5:30pm.

    How to enrol or apply:


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit 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:

    Fee information:


    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 $10,150. This means the maximum amount you can borrow for each unit of study is $1,269, and you will need to directly pay the remaining $4,231 for each Unit of Study.

    Find out more about VET Student Loans at

    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:


    Resource will be required to successfully complete this course and will cost approximately $1,500.


    Fees, payment and refunds:

    Financial assistance:

    Other Information:

    The course is blended delivery with a mix of face to face sessions and self directed study making up a volume of learning of 1600.

    Units of Study

    CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensusAmount
    UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics2018/02/052018/05/252018/04/03$5500.00
    UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics2018/05/282018/09/072018/07/02$5500.00
    UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics2018/09/102018/12/282018/11/05$5500.00
    UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics2018/12/312019/04/122019/02/04$5500.00
    UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics2019/04/152019/08/022019/06/03$5500.00
    UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics2019/08/052019/11/152019/09/02$5500.00
    UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics2019/11/182020/03/062020/01/06$5500.00
    UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics2020/03/092020/06/192020/04/06$5500.00


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    HLTDEP008Construct and insert an implant retained overdenture200
    CHCPRP005Engage with health professionals and the health system40
    HLTDEP004-GRADEDEstablish and record jaw relationships and select artificial teeth200
    HLTDEP005-GRADEDEvaluate a removable dental prosthesis at try-in stage180
    HLTDEP002Gather data, conduct dental prosthetic examination and develop treatment plan180
    HLTDEP001Identify, select and prepare instruments, equipment and materials75
    HLTDEN004Implement an individualised oral hygiene program330
    HLTDEP006-GRADEDInsert and issue a completed removable dental prosthesis100
    HLTDEP007Perform maintenance treatment for patient with removable dental prostheses100
    HLTINF002Process reusable medical devices and equipment30
    CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practice65
    HLTDEP003-GRADEDTake impressions100
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40



    Got questions? Need help?


    Female students at Sydney TAFE


    A scholarship can help with fees and related study expenses.
    Find out if you are eligible.