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Qualification details

HLT55118 - Diploma of Dental Technology (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes HLT55115 - Diploma of Dental TechnologyNot equivalent. Inclusion of additonal core unit: HLTDET016 Design digital dental restorations using computer-aided design 13/Mar/2018

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 14/Mar/2018


Units of competency

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HLTDET012 - Construct orthodontic appliancesConstruct orthodontic appliancesCore
BSBFIA402 - Report on financial activityReport on financial activityElective
CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community servicesCommunicate and work in health or community servicesCore
BSBLDR403 - Lead team effectivenessLead team effectivenessElective
HLTDET008 - Construct cast alloy removable partial denture frameworkConstruct cast alloy removable partial denture frameworkCore
HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresComply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresCore
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse peopleWork with diverse peopleCore
CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyPromote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyElective
BSBCUS403 - Implement customer service standardsImplement customer service standardsElective
HLTDET013 - Construct oral splintsConstruct oral splintsCore
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411213 Dental Technician 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0607 Dental Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Dental Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411213 Dental Technician 15/Mar/2018 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0607 Dental Studies 15/Mar/2018 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 14/Mar/2018 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Qualification Description

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 groups, under the prescription of dentists, dental prosthetists or dental specialists.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

25 units must be completed:

  • 21 core units
  • 4 elective units:
  • 3 units from the electives listed below
  • 1 unit from the list below; any endorsed Training Package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to the work outcome.

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry supported vocational outcome. 

Core Units 

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

HLTDET001

Construct models

HLTDET002

Construct custom impression trays

HLTDET003

Construct registration rims

HLTDET004

Articulate models and transfer records

HLTDET005

Construct thermoformed bases and appliances

HLTDET006

Construct immediate dentures

HLTDET007

Construct removable acrylic partial dentures

HLTDET008

Construct cast removable alloy partial denture framework

HLTDET009

Construct crown and bridge structures

HLTDET010

Join alloy structures

HLTDET011

Construct ceramic and fixed restorations

HLTDET012

Construct orthodontic appliances

HLTDET013

Construct oral splints

HLTDET014

Repair and modify dentures and appliances

HLTDET015

Construct complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances

HLTDET016

Design digital dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided design (CAD)

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS003

Maintain work health and safety

Elective units 

CHCCOM002

Use communication to build relationships

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCDIV003

Manage and promote diversity

CHCPRP005

Engage with health professionals and the health system

HLTAID006

Provide advanced first aid

HLTDET017

Construct dental restorations and appliances using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)

HLTINF002

Process reusable devices and equipment

BSBADM311

Maintain business resources

BSBADM409

Coordinate business resources

BSBCUS301

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBCUS403

Implement customer service standards

BSBFIA402

Report on financial activity

BSBLDR403

Lead team effectiveness

BSBMGT402

Implement operational plan

BSBPMG522

Undertake project work

BSBRKG403

Set up a business or records system for a small business

BSBWOR204

Use business technology

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ced1390f-48d9-4ab0-bd50-b015e5485705