Dental Technician


Constructs and repairs dentures and other dental appliances. Registration or licensing may be required.


Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)


  • providing educational programs to motivate children, parents and the community in matters relating to oral health
  • providing fluoride therapy by applying remineralising solutions and desensitising agents
  • removing deposits from teeth
  • applying non-invasive fissure sealants to teeth
  • taking impressions of the mouth
  • taking dental radiographs
  • administering local anaesthesia by infiltration and mandibular nerve block
  • fabricating full and partial dentures
  • constructing mouth guards, crowns, metal clasps, inlays, bridgework and other aids
  • repairing and relining denture bases


  • Dental Laboratory Assistant

Related Occupations

Source: 1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition.
Note: The tasks associated with the occupation are to be used as guidance only. The tasks listing may include tasks associated with the grouping/category to which the occupation belongs.

Training Pathways

6 courses found.

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HLT55118: Diploma of Dental Technology
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HLT35115: Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting
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HLT26015: Certificate II in Population Health
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10998NAT: Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education
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10740NAT: Certificate IV in Women's Advocacy
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10739NAT: Certificate III in Women's Advocacy
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