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Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

National ID: HLT45015 | State ID: AYY9

 

If you"ve ever thought about being a part of this essential profession then this is the perfect qualification to get you started.

As a Dental Assistant, you will be responsible for preparing the surgery, assisting the dentist chair side, processing and sterilising all of the instruments and cleaning the surgery. Reception work and the management of supplies are other skills you will develop.

Our dental assisting qualification provides you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Work in general and specialised dentistry
  • Conduct infection control
  • Produce a dental chart
  • Engage in dental radiography
  • Understand microbiology
  • Implement Workplace Health and Safety
  • Engage in dental practice administration
  • Fabricate dental models and trays and make mouthguards

As a part of this qualification you will have the opportunity to take part in work placements at other dental organisations or at the Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA), giving you real experience in the industry in a modern dental care facility.

We are located in the modern facility at the Oral Health Centre of WA at Nedlands. This is also the training centre for dentists, oral health therapists and dental technicians.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to work in any government or private dental facility as a dental assistant. Other opportunities may include a position as a dental sales representative, dental receptionist or dental practice manager.

Dental assistant, dental receptionist, dental sales representative, or dental practice manager.

Further study opportunities:

HLT55115 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course overview

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Course Overview

Where Oral Health Centre (Nedlands)
Duration 1 year (2 semesters) full time
How Full-Time
International Students
Traineeship
When Was available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017

Completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to work in any government or private dental facility as a dental assistant. Other opportunities may include a position as a dental sales representative, dental receptionist or dental practice manager.

Dental assistant, dental receptionist, dental sales representative, or dental practice manager.

Further study opportunities:

HLT55115 Diploma of Dental Technology

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.
NOTE up to date fees will be available shortly. Please return to this page or contact us for details

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Students will be required to purchase a uniform polo shirt, black pants, and protective apron (approx. $95).

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist with administration in dental practice HLTDEN003 AWA51
Assist with dental radiography HLTDEN002 AWA52
Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005 AVC29
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures HLTINF001 AVA32
Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures HLTINF003 AVA29
Maintain work health and safety HLTWHS003 WG740
Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures HLTDEN001 AWA53
Process reusable medical devices and equipment HLTINF002 AVA31
Provide first aid HLTAID003 WG732
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 AVC09

Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Construct custom impression trays HLTDET002 AWA30
Construct models HLTDET001 AWA31
Construct thermoformed bases and appliances HLTDET005 AWA27
Take a clinical photograph HLTDEN014 AWA39

North Metropolitan TAFE is committed to ensuring that all international students have an enjoyable experience studying in Australia. Students are supported by a dedicated International Centre team who provide personal counselling, course advice, student support and many other services.

Fees, applications and enrolments for International Students are different to those for local students. International students must be enrolled in full time study on campus. For more information about courses, enrolment and course fees for international students:

TAFE International Western Australia,
Department of Training and Workforce Development - Customer Service Centre
Level 7, 3 Forrest Place, Perth WA 6000
Tel: +61 8 9218 2100
Fax: +61 8 9218 2160
Email: study.tiwa@dtwd.wa.gov.au
Web: www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

or

International Centre
North Metropolitan TAFE
30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003
Tel: +61 8 94271873
Fax: +61 8 9427 1992
Email: internationalstudy@nmtafe.wa.edu.au
Web: northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

 

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