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.
FEE-HELP is available to eligible applicants, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/fee-help for information.
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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
A high degree of manual dexterity is required for success as a dental prosthetist. For more information about admission criteria refer to tafeqld.edu.au/courses/17880/bachelor-of-dental-prosthetics.page. 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.
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Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.
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Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
Work and life experience
Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
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Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
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Registered dental prosthetist, health practitioner.
Fee *See notes
3 years Classroom based learning