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This program is delivered as both an apprenticeship program and a non-apprenticeship program.
This National Training Package qualification provides you with the knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively perform the entry-level roles and responsibilities of a dental technician.
As a dental technician, you'll use impressions taken by a dentist or dental prosthetist to manufacture a range of appliances including dentures, crowns, bridges and orthodontic appliances.
Dental technicians provide support to dental personnel in public hospitals, and public and private dental laboratories and clinics.
*Program content may change as training package is updated in 2017.
Apprenticeship: Delivered in block release format, 24 weeks on-campus over 3 years.
Non-apprenticeship: 2 years full-time. Students attend RMIT 3 to 4 days a week.
The apprenticeship program combines classroom learning with on-the-job training. RMIT staff will liaise closely with your workplace supervisors to your individual learning needs are being met.
In the full-time program (non-apprenticeship), you'll learn in the state-of-the-art simulated workplace environments at the Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital in Carlton and gain experience in all aspects of dental technology.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
Apprenticeship students will benefit from on-the-job training complementing their studies. Non-apprenticeship students will receive training in simulated work environments.
Dental technicians provide support to dental personnel in public hospitals, public and private dental laboratories and clinics. They use impressions taken by a dentist or dental prosthetist to manufacture appliances including dentures, crowns, bridges and orthodontic appliances.
Graduates are qualified to undertake technical work in: denture construction, cast partial denture fabrication, orthodontics, and crown and bridge.
Demand for dental technicians remains strong with increasing demand for services as Australia's population continues to age.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is supported and underpinned by a national health training package and is a recognised occupation by the Australian Dental Association and Australian Dental Prosthetists Association.
Program and course information
Crown your skills with a dental qualification at RMIT
Learn to confidently construct dentures, orthodontic appliances, crowns and bridges.