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In this practical course you’ll learn how to issue, maintain and examine dental prosthetics; insert and try-in dentures; take impressions; and undertake production and technical work. You’ll also cover topics including oral pathology, infection control, radiology, and dental practice management. Course details

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South Bank

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Ana Salgado

Diploma of Dental Technology

Tafe Queensland is the best place to study because it will help me obtain a high level education and work experience. It will make it easy for me when I go on to university, to feel confident and have such a strong grounding and understanding. I love the practical learning at TAFE. The teachers use very good teaching methods and are friendly and supportive. The best thing about living in Australia is that it’s a multicultural country and has so much to offer, especially the natural beauty of the land.

Ana Salgado
Diploma of Dental Technology
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Study Dental Services at TAFE

A career that makes people smile

Help improve oral health and reduce the risk of chronic disease by participating in practical and industry-focused training in our fully-equipped, state-of-the-art dental clinic.



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Wah Yudi, Diploma of Hospitality

After travelling throughout Australia Wah decided to settle in what he considers Australia’s most liveable city, Brisbane. After pursuing his love of hospitality at TAFE Queensland he plans on returning to Bali to run his own café and share the knowledge he’s learnt with others.

Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
South Bank, Brisbane Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0) or ISLPR 3+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.
  • It is highly recommended that students have Physics, Chemistry or Biology with a minimum of Sound Achievement; and, Non school-leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Location/s

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Important Information

The Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics is accredited by the Australian Dental Council and endorsed by the Dental Board of Australia (DBA).

The DBA requires that all applicants for registration be able to demonstrate English language skills at IELTS academic level 7. More information can be located on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) website.

TAFE Queensland will provide to AHPRA, on behalf of the DBA, the details of all students enrolled in the Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics at TAFE Queensland. Individual students are not required to do anything to be registered during their period of study.

Prior to enrolment, all students should visit the DBA website for further information regarding registration requirements following graduation.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 22 units:
Core Competencies: 22
Elective Competencies: This Bachelor course has no electives

Year 1 Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
DDB101 Dental Technology 1 Core
DDB102 Introduction to Removable Prosthetics Theory Core
DDB103 Dental Materials Core
DDB104 Oral Pathology Core
DDB105 Dental Technology 2 Core
DDB106 Advanced Removable Prosthodontics Theory Core
DDB107 Infection Control Core
DDB108 Anatomy and Histology for the Dental Prosthetist Core
Year 2 Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
DDB201 Oral Health Systems and Social Justice Core
DDB202 Pre-Clinical Prosthetic Practices Core
DDB203 Pre-Clinical Prosthetics Theory Core
DDB204 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for the Dental Prosthetist Core
DDB205 Implant Retained Prosthodontics Core
DDB206 Prosthetic Clinical Skills 1 Core
DDB207 Clinical Prosthetics Theory 1 Core
DDB208 Radiology Core
Year 3 Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
DDB301 Prosthetic Clinical Skills 2 Core
DDB303 Clinical Prosthetics Theory 2 Core
DDB304 Dental Practice Management Core
DDB305 Advanced Prosthetic Clinical Skills Core
DDB307 Law, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Core
DDB308 Project-Case Study/Literature Review Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
South Bank, Brisbane $72,000 3 Years

Additional costs

Textbooks are optional and will be advised by the teacher.

Dental Toolkit and Articulators: $950

Outcome

HED004 Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics 089698C


Ana Salgado

Diploma of Dental Technology

Tafe Queensland is the best place to study because it will help me obtain a high level education and work experience. It will make it easy for me when I go on to university, to feel confident and have such a strong grounding and understanding. I love the practical learning at TAFE. The teachers use very good teaching methods and are friendly and supportive. The best thing about living in Australia is that it’s a multicultural country and has so much to offer, especially the natural beauty of the land.

Ana Salgado
Diploma of Dental Technology
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 24 May 2017

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