Prosthetic Technician Courses

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What does a Prosthetic Technician do?

A Prosthetic Technician constructs and repairs dental prosthetic pieces such as dentures or mouthguards. You might work for a dental or oral health service or you might be employed by a prosthetics company. Prosthetic Technicians build pieces based on moulds or impressions of clients’ teeth and mouths. You might use computer aided design or manual techniques to build prosthetic pieces.

Prosthetic Technicians should have excellent attention to detail and be able to construct highly individualised pieces. You’ll need to be skilled in a range of construction techniques and be able to tailor your work to meet the needs of your clients. Prosthetic Technicians should be organised and have strong time management skills.

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How much does a Prosthetic Technician earn?

In Australia, a full time Prosthetic Technician generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Prosthetic Technician?

The number of people working in this field has remained stable in recent years. There are currently 830 people employed as a Prosthetic Technician in Australia compared to 800 five years ago. Prosthetic Technicians may find work across all regions of Australia, particularly larger towns and cities.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Prosthetic Technician?

If this career interests you, you could enrol in a Diploma of Dental Technology. This course covers all types of dental repair and denture work. You’ll also learn to make dental restorations and construct appliances using computer aided manufacturing.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.