Qualification details

HLT50507 - Diploma of Dental Technology (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT50502 - Diploma of Dental Technology 25/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to HLT50512 - Diploma of Dental TechnologyUpdated in V5 Updated core unit HLTFA311A Apply first aid Updated core WHS units 07/May/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Code' columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Title' columnEssential
BSBADM311A - Maintain business resourcesMaintain business resources N/A
BSBCUS301A - Deliver and monitor a service to customersDeliver and monitor a service to customers N/A
BSBFIA301A - Maintain financial recordsMaintain financial records N/A
BSBINM301A - Organise workplace informationOrganise workplace information N/A
BSBWOR204A - Use business technologyUse business technology N/A
BSBWOR301A - Organise personal work priorities and developmentOrganise personal work priorities and development N/A
HLTDT301C - Construct modelsConstruct models N/A
HLTDT302C - Construct custom impression traysConstruct custom impression trays N/A
HLTDT303C - Construct registration rimsConstruct registration rims N/A
HLTDT304C - Articulate models and transfer recordsArticulate models and transfer records N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411213 Dental Technician 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3492-15 Dental Technician 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0607 Dental Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411213 Dental Technician 03/Sep/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3492-15 Dental Technician 03/Sep/2007 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0607 Dental Studies 03/Sep/2007 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 03/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Description

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to work as a registered Dental Technician. It covers the construction of dentures, bridges, crowns and other dental appliances and the repair and modification of these appliances.

Depending on particular state/territory legislation and regulations the qualification may need to be combined with the specified periods of clinical practice before the graduate can work as a Dental Technician.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeships pathways.

Occupational title for this worker is:

  • Dental technician

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

27 units of competency are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 22 core units
  • 5 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units 

BSBINM301A Organise workplace information 

BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development 

HLTDT301C Construct models  (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTOHS200B)

HLTDT302C Construct custom impression trays  (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTOHS200B)

HLTDT303C Construct registration rims  (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTOHS200B)

HLTDT304C Articulate models and transfer records  (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTOHS200B)

HLTDT315C Construct thermoformed bases and appliances  (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTOHS200B, HLTDT301C, HLTDT302C, HLTDT304C)

HLTDT507C Construct immediate dentures  (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTDT301C, HLTDT302C, HLTDT303C, HLTDT304C, HLTDT519B)

HLTDT508C Construct removable acrylic partial dentures  (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTDT301C, HLTDT302C, HLTDT303C, HLTDT304C)

HLTDT509C Construct cast metal alloy removable partial denture framework  (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTDT301C, HLTDT302C, HLTDT303C, HLTDT304C, HLTDT519B)

HLTDT510C Construct crown and bridge structures  (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTDT301C, HLTDT302C, HLTDT304C)

HLTDT511C Join alloy structures  (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTDT301C, HLTDT302C, HLTDT303C, HLTDT304C, HLTDT519B, HLTDT507C, HLTDT508C, HLTDT509C, HLTDT510C)

HLTDT512C Take tooth shades  (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

HLTDT513C Construct fixed restorations  (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTDT509C, HLTDT510C)

HLTDT514C Construct orthodontic appliances  (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTOHS300B, HLTDT301C, HLTDT302C, HLTDT303C, HLTDT304C, HLTDT519B, HLTDT507C, HLTDT508C, HLTDT509C, HLTDT510C, HLTDT511C)

HLTDT517C Construct oral splints  (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTOHS300B, HLTDT301C, HLTDT304C, HLTDT519B)

HLTDT518C Repair and modify dentures and appliances  (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTOHS300B, HLTDT301C, HLTDT304C, HLTDT519B)

HLTDT519B Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances  (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTOHS300B)

HLTFA301C Apply first aid 

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures 

HLTHIR501B Maintain an effective health work environment 

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.

Group A electives  - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co -workers 

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander people 

Other relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. The following electives may facilitate selection. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

BSBADM311A Maintain business resources 

BSBCUS301A Deliver and monitor a service to customers 

BSBFIA301A Maintain financial records 

BSBWOR204A Use business technology 

HLTDA417B Take a clinical photograph  (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTIN302B)

HLTDT516C Construct indirect composite polymer fixed restorations  (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTDT519B, HLTDT513C)

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