There have been some feedback offered regarding the validity of both the online and 5 Day Courses.
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Cost for all 5 Day PDR courses $3600
FAQ - PDR Training
I want to just do PDR tools and techniques - is that what you offer in the 5 Day Practical Training Course?
The 5 Day Course Practical Training is 100% PDR hands on. All business components and theory have been taken out of the 5 Day Course and put into the Online Course. When you pay $3000 - you are enrolled into both but you can do the Online Course whenever you wish!
The 5 Day Course is completed in a workshop with tools, lights etc at a location we choose.
Do you offer tools?
We used to offer tools for much higher price but decided to bring down the pricing of the course by excluding the tools. There was too much outlay in previous courses when tools were offered and the risk of not running any courses. We are then stuck with the tools.
Tools can be purchased online or locally - just search for PDR tools. The recommended tools in the industry are consistently - Ultradent or Dentcraft. For those who want to support Australian Made, there is an Australian set of tools from Dentools Australia but we have little information about their performance. The most important component is the types of metal used to allow smooth actions in terms of performance. Ohh and a word of warning, purchases $1000 value and over can incur import taxes! Be careful - it can add fees plus 5% of the value - you would also need to consider the GST and your business.
Will I get a certificate for this course?
There is a certificate of attendance with assessment details for both the online and 5 Day PDR Courses.
Will I get a job once the course is complete?
Not right away. There is still 6 to 12 months minimum of dedicated practice before the trainee has the confidence to do PDR in the real world. We do provide support during this period and encourage graduates to make contact.
Although not guaranteed, those that show enthusiasm can make some form of arrangement to work with The Dent Shed. This has successfully been applied to enthusiastic applicants from the past!
How do I know that your course is legitamite?
We have graduates from our courses in the past and they had excellent things to say about our courses. There have been rumours that we and possibly others only offer a 'basic course'. These rumours are totally unfounded. What is a 'basic course' anyway? Both The Dent Shed and PDR Training all run businesses that are 100% focused on customers. Jimmy Deguara, the author of this website is a qualified teacher with the NSW Department of Education and Training. His reputation is on the line if providing false information or misleading information about courses. Check Jimmy Deguara's profile or his media history! Yes Jimmy Deguara has been on Sixty Minutes, A Current Affair, Today Tonight, National Geographic and a host of other TV and countless other radio and newspaper articles.
PDR Training provides 100% all the technique that are required to do PDR. We also provide support following the courses and absolutely encourage contact over the following months to see how you are progressing. These followup sessions are critical to the maturing of your techniques.
In our research, a similar set of skills were provided in a course overseas - co-incidently and remarkably very similar to the modules and structure that we have developed in our courses.
Online course and 5 DAY course/ deposits - I am confused - what is the cost of the course -?
The online course has several modules. You can either, pay for them separately as you apply or pay for the whole lot in one go $300. These only courses
The 5 Day course on the other hand costs $3000 but includes the cost of the online course ($2700 +$300).
Why can't I simply do just the 5 Day Course?
The 5 Day course used to include the theory and business components. By separating them, we are providing more hours worth for the same price $3000. The 5 Day course is still 5 Days and the Online Course is now bonus!
Your Courses are too expensive?
To our knowledge, our courses are one of and perhaps the lowest priced from what we can tell. Please let us know of any other course that offers at a lower pricing. We also offer hail forecasting techniques from one of the original storm chasers and hail specialist forecaster.
I can't do the course at this time - are your fees going to go up?
We have no plans to raise prices at this point based on what is on offer. The Online Course may have added modules such as hail forecasts etc. This may incur an additional cost once completed but only perhaps of the order of $40 per module.