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 small groups, under the prescription of dentists.

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

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 25

  • 20 core units
  • 5 elective units
  • at least 3 units from the electives listed below
  • up to 2 units from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these 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

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

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 volumes from the CS&HISC website - http://www.cshisc.com.au

Further Information

training.gov.au