Qualification details

HLT32712 - Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/May/2012

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT32707 - Certificate III in Dental Laboratory AssistingUpdated in V5 Updated core unit HLTFA311A Apply first aid Updated core WHS units 06/May/2012
Is superseded by HLT35115 - Certificate III in Dental Laboratory AssistingThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 3.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Change in packaging rules. 07/Dec/2015

Training packages that include this qualification


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411212 Dental Prosthetist 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3492-15 Dental Technician 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0607 Dental Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Health Technical Support 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Dental Laboratory Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411212 Dental Prosthetist 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3492-15 Dental Technician 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0607 Dental Studies 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

HLT07 Version 4

HLT07 Version 5


HLT32707 Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting

HLT32712 Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting

Updated first aid core unit in V5

Qualification outcome equivalent

HLTWHS200A Participate in WHS processes changed from OHS to WHS in the core units


This qualification provides the knowledge and skills required to assist in a dental laboratory in accordance with state/territory legislation. It covers workers who will be pouring impressions, producing custom-made trays, manufacturing occlusal registration rims, transferring oral records and articulating models for a range of prostheses as well as constructing mouthguards.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeships pathways.

Occupational title for this worker is:

  • Dental laboratory assistant

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


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

  • 9 core units

Core units 

HLTDT301D Construct models (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTWHS200A)

HLTDT302D Construct custom impression trays

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTWHS200A)

HLTDT303D Construct registration rims

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTWHS200A)

HLTDT304D Articulate models and transfer records

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTWHS200A)

HLTDT315D Construct thermoformed bases and appliances

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTWHS200A, HLTDT301D, HLTDT302D, HLTDT304D)

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

HLTWHS200A Participate in WHS 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.

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