C6123 - Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

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Plan: C6123 - Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics
Qualification national code: HLT60412
Nominal hours: 1068
Career: TAFE
Duration: 2 years part time
Location: 154.3 Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne
Owning school: Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences (174T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/vocational-engineering-health-and-sciences/
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Purpose of the Program

The Advanced Diploma Dental Prosthetics program is based on theoretical and practical skills training combined with a supervised clinical experience located at the Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital.  As well as your technical skills, you will also gain vital business management skills to work independently as you provide complete and partial dental services and mouthguards to the public. This National Training Package qualification provides you with the knowledge, clinical and practical skills required to be registered as a Dental Prosthetist in Australia. 

You will start by developing theoretical and clinical understandings of treatment planning, including:

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

You will build on your treatment planning knowledge by extending treatment to patients requiring partial dental prosthetic services including:

  • periodontics
  • referral processes
  • implant treatment considerations 


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Articulation and pathways

There are no articulation pathways for this program at present.

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.

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Entrance requirements

You must have a Diploma of Dental Technology or equivalent qualification to apply for entry to this program.

Applicants will be required to attend a pre-enrolment interview and practical skills assessment of your fine motor skill ability in order to ascertain your technical currency in the pre-requisite qualification. Candidates for this program are referred to the Dental Practice Board of Australia to confirm their eligibility for registration.

Due to the requirements to work with patients of the Royal Dental Hospital; and the nature of the clinical work, a mature attitude is essential. You are required to wear approved professional attire during practical sessions and at all times when at clinical venues.      

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is Nationally recognised and endorsed as the pre eminent qualification required for registration with the Dental Board of Australia (AHPRA). RMIT University also has a Memorandum of Understanding with the peak industry body the Dental Prosthetist Association of Australia (ADPA). 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 centers for the provision of clinical training. 

 All graduates are required to apply to AHPRA for registration. You will need to meet all of  their requirements including English Language proficiency to IELTS level 7.0. Full details are available from the  AHPRA website  https://www.ahpra.gov.au/  

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

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Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.


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You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at: myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.


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