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Bachelor of Dental Technology
Bachelor of Dental Technology

Bachelor of Dental Technology

  • ID:GU610100
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C)

Admission to the Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics (for International students) will be determined by the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement in Year 12 or equivalent.

  • Demonstration of English proficiency.

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

This degree is ideal for students who like to work behind the scenes creating and manufacturing dentures, crowns, bridges and orthodontic appliances but not fitting the final denture or appliance to the patient.  It suits students who like working with their hands, can pay attention to detail and prefer not to work directly with the patient. 

Dental Technologists (or Dental Technicians as they are often referred to) are highly skilled members of the dental team. They combine art and science skills to construct custom-made dental devices to replace, restore and correct defects that may affect our facial appearance and the ability to use our teeth properly.

As an undergraduate student, you will learn and work alongside Dentistry students in our state of the art dental clinics and laboratories located in the same building. Our students enjoy working with industry-standard equipment including CAD-CAM (Computer Aided Design/Manufacturing) facilities.

You will also expand your hands-on experience working with registered and experienced Dental Technicians in our commercial laboratory and through professional practice placements.

Honours is available through an additional year of study.


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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Introduction to Dental Technology - 1011DOH

  • Foundational Anatomy and Physiology - 1006MSC

  • Applied Oral Biology 1 - 1018DOH

  • Communication and Culture - 1506LHS


  • Language and Communication for Health - 5902LHS (see Note 1)

  • Applied Oral Biology 2 - 1019DOH

  • Laboratory Practicum 1 - 1101DOH

  • Prosthetic Technology 1 - 1201DOH

Note: Students must successfully complete all Year 1 courses before enrolling in Year 2 courses.

Note 1: Students required to undertake 5902LHS will complete the course in their first trimester in place of 1506LHS.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • First Peoples Health and Practice - 3121MED

  • Prosthetic Technology 2 - 2202DOH

  • Laboratory Practicum 2 - 2204DOH

  • Prosthetic Technology 3 - 2203DOH

  • Laboratory Practicum 3 - 2205DOH

Note: Students must successfully complete all Year 2 courses before enrolling in Year 3 courses.

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • Prosthetic Technology 4 - 3031DOH

  • Laboratory Practicum 4 - 3032DOH

  • Health Practice Management - 3008AHS

  • Professional Practice - 3029DOH

  • Research Development - 3023DOH

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a Dental Technologist (or Dental Technician as they are often referred to) you will find employment with Dental Technicians, Dentists, Dental Prosthetists, Prosthodontists, Orthodontists, Periodontists, and Oral Surgeons in the public or private health sectors. Working to referring dental practitioners and specialists prescriptions. You will be able to design and construct appliances according to international standards that meet individual patients needs. You will work with a wide range of materials and techniques such as: gold, porcelain, plastic and lost wax technique and CAD-CAM (Computer Aided Design/Manufacturing). You may see patients to record the colour, shape and characteristics of existing teeth.

With this qualification, you can apply your scientific knowledge, artistic skills and compassionate nature across three distinct specialist areas - Prosthodontic, Conservative and Orthodontic - or you may eventually choose self-employment.

Graduates will be well equipped to sit for a 'skills exam' requested by employers.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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