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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.

Entrance Requirements

Study pathway

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements
Study pathway
Job opportunities

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

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Overview

Fees and charges

Units

How to apply

Important information

Overview

Course Overview

Where Oral Health Centre (Nedlands)
Duration 1 year (2 semesters) full time
HowFull-Time
International Students
Traineeship
WhenWas available Semester 2, 2017
Available Semester 1, 2018
Fees and charges

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.

Units

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 practiceHLTDEN003AWA51
Assist with dental radiographyHLTDEN002AWA52
Communicate and work in health or community servicesCHCCOM005AVC29
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresHLTINF001AVA32
Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and proceduresHLTINF003AVA29
Maintain work health and safetyHLTWHS003WG740
Prepare for and assist with oral health care proceduresHLTDEN001AWA53
Process reusable medical devices and equipmentHLTINF002AVA31
Provide first aidHLTAID003WG732
Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV001AVC09
Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Construct custom impression traysHLTDET002AWA30
Construct modelsHLTDET001AWA31
Construct thermoformed bases and appliancesHLTDET005AWA27
Take a clinical photographHLTDEN014AWA39
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Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

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.

Entrance Requirements

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

To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

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.

Entrance Requirements

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

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