Description

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

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 

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

BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development

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)

HLTDT507C Construct immediate dentures

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTDT301D, HLTDT302D, HLTDT303D, HLTDT304D, HLTDT519C)

HLTDT508C Construct removable acrylic partial dentures

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTDT301D, HLTDT302D, HLTDT303D, HLTDT304D)

HLTDT509D Construct cast metal alloy removable partial denture framework

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTDT301D, HLTDT302D, HLTDT303D, HLTDT304D, HLTDT519C)

HLTDT510C Construct crown and bridge structures (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTDT301D, HLTDT302D, HLTDT304D)

HLTDT511C Join alloy structures (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTDT301D, HLTDT302D, HLTDT303D, HLTDT304D, HLTDT519C, HLTDT507C, HLTDT508C, HLTDT509D, HLTDT510C)

HLTDT512D Take tooth shades (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

HLTDT513C Construct fixed restorations

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTDT509D, HLTDT510C)

HLTDT514D Construct orthodontic appliances (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTWHS300A, HLTDT301D, HLTDT302D, HLTDT303D, HLTDT304D, HLTDT519C, HLTDT507C, HLTDT508C, HLTDT509D, HLTDT510C, HLTDT511C)

HLTDT517D Construct oral splints (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTWHS300A, HLTDT301D, HLTDT304D, HLTDT519C)

HLTDT518D Repair and modify dentures and appliances (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTWHS300A, HLTDT301D, HLTDT304D, HLTDT519C)

HLTDT519C Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances (Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTWHS300A)

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

HLTHIR501C Maintain an effective health work environment

HLTWHS300A Contribute to 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.

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

BSBCUS301B Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBFIA301A Maintain financial records

BSBWOR204A Use business technology

HLTDA417B Take a clinical photograph

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTIN302C)

HLTDT516C Construct indirect composite polymer fixed restorations

(Note pre-requs: HLTIN301C, HLTDT519C, HLTDT513C)

Further Information

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Unit Descriptor:

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to construct thermoformed bases and appliances such as mouthguards, bleaching trays and orthodontic retainers

All procedures are carried out in accordance with work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures, current infection control guidelines, Australian and New Zealand Standards, State/Territory legislative requirements and organisation policy

Application of the Unit:

This unit applies to work in dental technology

Pre-Requisites:

This unit must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisites:

  • HLTDT301D Construct models
  • HLTDT302D Construct custom impression trays
  • HLTDT304D Articulate models and transfer records
  • HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS200A Participate in WHS processes
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Dental Material Science covers all materials encountered in the dental laboratory. The course is designed to provide studets with the understanding of dental materials and their relationship between structure and properties of such materials encountered in dental laboratory.

Unit Descriptor:

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to construct oral splints

All procedures are carried out in accordance with work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures, current infection control guidelines, Australian and New Zealand Standards, state/territory legislative requirements and organisation policy

Application of the Unit:

This unit applies to work in dental technology

Pre-Requisites:

This unit must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisites:

  • HLTDT301D Construct models 
  • HLTDT304D Articulate models and transfer records 
  • HLTDT519C Construct simple complete removable acrylic dentures and appliances
  • HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures 
  • HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes


Employability Skills:

This unit contains employability skills.

Further Information:

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