Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics
TAFE Queensland - South Bank

Course outline

Dental prosthetists work independently to provide complete and partial dentures, dental appliances, and mouth-guards to the public. This course is suitable for both students wanting to take their existing oral health qualification to the next level, and students with no prior dental experience wanting to forge a new career path with a clinical qualification. Students learn to issue, maintain and examine dental prosthetics, insert and try-in dentures, take impressions, and undertake production and technical work. This is a highly technical course, with units providing broad and coherent knowledge in pathophysiology, pharmacology, radiology, and clinical skills.


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Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.

Other requirements

Required immunisations prior to clinical practice: hepatitis B, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis). Recommended immunisations prior to clinical practice: seasonal influenza, varicella-zoster virus (chicken pox) and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccines. While TAFE Queensland will make every effort to minimise disruption to study, the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and subsequent restriction of access to some health care facilities during this time, may cause delays with clinical practice requirements and completion of this course. Future students are advised that access to clinical practice may require evidence of commencement or full vaccination for COVID-19.


Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age

Additional entry requirements

A high degree of manual dexterity is required for success as a dental prosthetist. For more information about admission criteria refer to Successful applicants who do not have the recommended study and are at risk of non-completion of the program may be required to undertake bridging studies as part of first semester.

Recommended study
Physics, Chemistry or Biology (Units 3 and 4, C)
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Career opportunities

Registered dental prosthetist, health practitioner.

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Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Classroom based learning
Course Duration

3 years Classroom based learning