Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics - HLT65015

VOCATIONAL

Gain the skills required for registration as a dental prosthetist in Australia.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Part-time 2 years
Fees:

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Next intake:
February
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

Not applicable

Next intake:
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Location:
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Overview

This National Training Package qualification will equip you with the skills required for registration and work as a dental prosthetist in Australia.

You'll be based at the RMIT facilities at Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital in Carlton, regarded as the leading teaching dental hospital in Victoria.

You will develop your skills across a vast range of patients as you work independently to provide denture services and mouthguards to the public. Additionally, you will work with dentists to service patients requiring oral splints.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Please note: this advanced diploma is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.

Details

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches, including interactive online sessions, seminars, , group discussions, laboratory and clinical work.

You'll have access to online resources through the student portal.

You'll work as part of the broader dental health team, including dentists, and dental specialists, hygienists, and assistants.

Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes knowledge assessments, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects,  and clinical activities.

Your clinical training will involve treating Dental Health Services Victoria patients at the Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital or, by arrangement, at a regional or metropolitan community health centre.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this advanced diploma and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

Year 1

You'll develop an understanding of treatment planning, including:

  • record keeping to hospital grade standards
  • oral pathology, charting and notation
  • compliance with infection control policies and procedures.

 

Year 2

You'll build on your treatment planning knowledge by treating patients requiring partial dental prosthetic services, including:

  • periodontics
  • detailed charting and notation
  • referral processes.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics
Program code: C6157
National curriculum code: HLT65015

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics
City Campus
2 years part time
C6157
Location
City Campus
Duration
2 years part time
Plan code
C6157
CRICOS

Career

Dental prosthetists work both independently and in public clinics to provide mouthguards and denture services, as well as oral splint treatment under referral from a dentist.

This program is nationally recognised and endorsed as the pre-eminent qualification required for registration with the Dental Board of Australia.

AHPRA and the Dental Board work together to register health practitioners.

All graduates are required to apply to AHPRA for registration. You will need to meet all of their requirements. Full details are available from the AHPRA website.

RMIT has a strong relationship with the Australian Dental Prosthetists Association, ensuring students are closely aligned to the peak industry body throughout their training.
The University, through this program, also has extensive links with Dental Health Services Victoria both at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and in the metropolitan and regional community centres for the provision of clinical training.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

Successful completion of either:

  • HLT55115 Diploma of Dental Technology

OR

  • HLT55118 Diploma of Dental Technology

AND

  • be currently employed as a Dental Technician in a commercial dental laboratory.

Applicants who hold different version of the Diploma of Dental Technology than those specified are able to discuss completion of RPL (recognition of prior learning) to meet entry requirements.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

Applicants will be required to attend a pre-enrolment interview and practical skills assessment of your fine motor skill ability to ascertain your technical currency in the prerequisite qualification and ensure an adequate level of English language proficiency.

Graduates of this program applying for registration must meet strict  English language requirements.

Additional information

If you are successful in obtaining a place in this program you must meet a number of professional compliance requirements upon commencement of your studies.

Working with Children Check

You will be required to hold a Victorian Working with Children Check valid for 5 years, prior to undertaking clinical components as part of this program.

Note: For clinical components undertaken interstate a valid Working With Children Check for that state is required.

National police record check

You will be required to present evidence of a successful National police record check prior to undertaking the clinical components of this program (this is an annual requirement for the duration of your program). Checks are conducted via fit2work. An account with fit2work will be created using your name and your RMIT issued student email address once studies in the program have commenced. Further information will be provided once enrolment has been completed.

Immunisation and vaccination requirements

Immunisation requirements will depend on the placement organisation. Students will need to check the immunisation requirements of the placement organisation before commencing their placements.

Please note: A full course of immunisation requirements can take up to 7 months. It is essential to confirm these requirements with the School as soon as possible.

*All relevant screening and compliance check fees are the responsibility of the student. 

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

When you sucessfully complete this advanced diploma, you may be eligible for entry into other RMIT undergraduate programs.

Fees

2023 fees

The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.

  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$21,750* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$24,750* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

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Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Defer your payment

The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022* is $315. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

VET Student Loans

The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.

How does a VET Student Loan work?

If your VET Student Loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT your tuition fees on your behalf, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.

Your VET Student Loan becomes part of your VETSL debt. You will start repaying your accumulated VETSL debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is adjusted each year (this also applies if you are still studying).

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.

For more information see VET Student Loans or Study Assist.

VET Student Loan cap

If your program is eligible for the VET Student Loan scheme and has a loan cap that doesn’t cover the total amount of the tuition fees for your program, then you’ll need to pay RMIT the difference by the due date once you exceed the cap.

It’s easy for you to keep track of your VET Student Loan debt, and you can choose to make upfront payments at any time before the census date. 

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The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$XX,XXX.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$XX,XXX.

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Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.