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HLT45015 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

National ID: HLT45015 | State ID: AYY9

 

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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. You will also develop skills in reception work and the management of supplies.

Our dental assisting qualification provides you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.

North Metropolitan TAFE's Dental Assisting courses are located in the Oral Health Centre of WA (OHCWA) at Nedlands. This is also the training centre for dentists, oral health therapists and dental technicians.
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, giving you real experience in the industry in a modern dental care facility.

If you are a Dental Assistant currently working in a surgery you may be able to complete this course by studying part-time, attending classes on Fridays and incorporating workplace assessments.

Gain these skills
  • 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
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Interested in health care
  • Confident, reliable with strong work ethics
  • Good hand-eye coordination and  manual dexterity
  • Good organisational skills and ability to perform a variety of tasks at once
  • Able to work well within a team in a busy environment

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Job opportunities

How to apply

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

You will need to have undertaken Hepatitis B immunisation (3 doses) followed by serological confirmation of immunity by week three of this course and you will be advised of other medical requirements at orientation.

Work placement

Please note that no jewellery is permitted on hands or wrists while you are on placement.

Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

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How to apply
On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au 

Other study types

For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

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

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Continuous enrolment

Nedlands (Oral Health Centre) - Traineeship

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 12 months
When Continuous enrolment
Where Nedlands (Oral Health Centre)
How On campus
Traineeship
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Nedlands (Oral Health Centre) - Traineeship

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 12 months
When Continuous enrolment
Where Nedlands (Oral Health Centre)
How Traineeship
Employer-based
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Semester 1

Nedlands (Oral Health Centre) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 12 months
When Semester 1, 2019
Where Nedlands (Oral Health Centre)
How Full-Time
On campus
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Nedlands (Oral Health Centre) - On Campus Part-time

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 12 months
When Semester 1, 2019
Where Nedlands (Oral Health Centre)
How On campus
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Semester 2

Nedlands (Oral Health Centre) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Nedlands (Oral Health Centre)
How On campus
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Course enquiry

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Page last updated May 27, 2019