DurationPart-time 2 years
Next intakeFebruary, July
Next intakeNot applicable
This National Training Package qualification will equip you with the skills required for registration and work as a dental prosthetist in Australia.
You'll be based at the RMIT facilities at Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital in Carlton, regarded as the leading teaching dental hospital in Victoria.
You will develop your skills across a vast range of patients as you work independently to provide denture services and mouthguards to the public. Additionally, you will work with dentists to service patients requiring oral splints.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
You'll work as part of the broader dental health team, including dentists, and dental specialists, hygienists, and assistants.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
You'll develop an understanding of treatment planning, including:
- record keeping to hospital grade standards
- oral pathology, charting and notation
- compliance with infection control policies and procedures.
You'll build on your treatment planning knowledge by treating patients requiring partial dental prosthetic services, including:
- detailed charting and notation
- referral processes.
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Program code: C6157
National curriculum code: HLT65015
This program is nationally recognised and endorsed as the pre-eminent qualification required for registration with the Dental Board of Australia.
RMIT has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Dental Prosthetists Association, ensuring students are closely aligned to the peak industry body throughout their training.
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 centres 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. Full details are available from the AHPRA website.
Working With Children Check: Students must hold a valid Working With Children Check prior to undertaking the clinical components of this program.
Police Check: Students must present evidence of a successful National Police Record Check prior to undertaking the clinical components of this program.
Immunisation Policy: Students must provide evidence that they are adequately vaccinated prior to undertaking the clinical components of this program.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
- 2020 government subsidised place: AU$19,500* per annum
- 2020 full-fee place: AU$23,000* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$308 maximum fee for 2020.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Eligibility criteria waver
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving two (2) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and already have a qualification, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility.
VET Student Loans
The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.
How does a VET Student Loan work?
If your VET Student Loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT your tuition fees on your behalf, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.
Your VET Student Loan becomes part of your VETSL debt. You will start repaying your accumulated VETSL debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is adjusted each year (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
Vet Student Loan cap
If your program is eligible for the VET Student Loan scheme and has a loan cap that doesn’t cover the total amount of the tuition fees for your program, then you’ll need to pay RMIT the difference by the due date once you exceed the cap.
It’s easy for you to keep track of your VET Student Loan debt, and you can choose to make upfront payments at any time before the census date.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2020 is $308.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.