PGDipCDTech On Campus

Clinical Dental Technology

12 months
30775 USD/year
27547 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology at University of Otago involves formal education, teaching and clinical practice in a course that is one year full-time.


The full-time programme is held at the Faculty of Dentistry in Dunedin.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology at University of Otago, which includes three papers is for dental technicians who wish to obtain training in Clinical Dental Technology and is designed to enable graduates to practise clinical procedures safely and restore the dentition using either complete or removable dentures.

Career opportunities 

Dental Technology is a global profession. Throughout the world there is a high demand for skilled dental technicians. The high skill base that New Zealand dental technicians achieve makes them desirable to overseas employers. 

In New Zealand and Australia, dental technicians are employed by commercial dental laboratories. These laboratories provide the bulk of the work for the private dental industry, the defence forces, hospitals, and state dental services. 

The ratio of employer to employee is approximately 1:3, and many dental technicians ultimately set up business for themselves. There are no barriers to becoming self-employed.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Complete Denture Prosthodontics
  • Partial Denture Prosthodontics
  • Dental Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

July commencement may be possible, although the duration of the qualification may be longer.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand. 
  • A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
  • If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30775 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30775 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27547 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27547 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National: $37,851.00
  • International: $42,286

Living costs for Dunedin

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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