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ANZSCO 411213 - Registered Migration Australia


A dental technician constructs and repairs dentures and other dental appliances. Registration or licensing may be required. Dental technician in Australia is a Skill Level 2 occupation.




  • Dental Laboratory Assistant



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Group: 4112 Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists


Job Description - Registered Migration Australia


The job of a dental technician in Australia is to provide supportive dental services in preventative and restorative dental procedures, and construct and repair dental appliances.



  • providing educational programs to motivate children, parents and the community in matters relating to oral health
  • providing fluoride therapy by applying remineralising solutions and desensitising agents
  • removing deposits from teeth
  • applying non-invasive fissure sealants to teeth
  • taking impressions of the mouth
  • taking dental radiographs
  • administering local anaesthesia by infiltration and mandibular nerve block
  • fabricating full and partial dentures
  • constructing mouth guards, crowns, metal clasps, inlays, bridgework and other aids
  • repairing and relining denture bases


Skill Level

Most occupations in the dental technician unit group (Group 4112) have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. 

In Australia: 
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2) 

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. 

Registration or licensing may be required in Australia as a dental technician.


Occupations in this Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the dental technician group if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate Exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Dental Technician is currently assessed with TRA - (Trades Recognition Australia); more information regarding assessment bodies


Average Income

The average salary for a Dental Technician in Australia is $ 65,498 for male employees and $ 54,979 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 40.5 Females: 44.2 Persons: 43.0


Source: (Group 4112) Dental hygienists technicians and therapists - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016



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