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Courses at Oral Health Centre (Nedlands)

All of our dentistry courses are run from the Oral Health Care Centre of Western Australia (OHCWA) The Centre is an alliance between ​North Metrpolitan TAFE, the University of Western Australia and Curtin University.

We are located at 17 Monash Ave Nedlands WA 6009

OHCWA is part of the University of WA site and provides state of the art training equipment, facilities and expertise in the field of dentistry.
Our students gain hands-on experience in a modern simulated dental surgery setting.

What type of course are you looking for?
National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
HLT45015 AYY9 Dental Assisting
Half price
Certificate IV Employer-based
On campus
Traineeship
Nedlands (Oral Health Centre)
Dental, health, J092, ayy9, hlt43012, Dental Assistant

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

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.

Please note that due to an increase in places available for this course in 2020 students may be required to attend lectures one day per week at another North Metro TAFE campus.

Gain these skills
  • Work in general and specialised dentistry
  • Conduct infection control and sterilisation of instruments
  • Produce a dental chart
  • Engage in dental radiography and photography
  • Understand microbiology
  • Implement Workplace Health and Safety
  • Engage in dental practice administration and reception duties
  • 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
  • Demonstrate patience and willingness to work with a diverse range of people
HLT35115 AYY4 Dental Laboratory Assisting
Certificate III On campus
Nedlands (Oral Health Centre)
TAFE04, Dental, Health, J000000, J000014, ayy4, hlt35115, laboratory, TAFEADM,

Does a career in the Dental Technology Industry make you smile?

When you complete the Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting you will be ready to start a career in the busy dental technology world, as a laboratory assistant helping dentists and dental technicians to construct, repair and adjust dental appliances.

You will gain the career enhancing knowledge and skills to work as a member of the dental laboratory team. The skills that you develop in this course you can transfer into the HLT55115 Diploma of Dental Technology as an apprentice in a dental laboratory.

The Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting includes supervised work skills in a simulated dental laboratory at the state of the art Oral Health Centre of WA. You will get to train in the same facility as dental students, oral health professionals and dental assistants.

Gain these skills
  • Construct custom impression trays of teeth and gums to create dental models
  • Work with diverse people
  • First aid
  • Work safely and comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Attention to detail
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Color perception
  • Able to work well within a diverse team environment
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills
HLT55118 BDQ5 Dental Technology
Diploma Apprenticeship
On campus
Nedlands (Oral Health Centre)
TAFE04, Dental, J000000, J000014, Health, teeth, aza1, hlt55115, j102

The perfect qualification to get you started in the Dental Technology profession

As a Dental Technician, you will be responsible for preparing work for dental surgeries and producing dental appliances such as bridges and splints.

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

This qualification is an apprenticeship so you will need be employed as an apprentice in a Dental Laboratory and during the course you will have the opportunity to meet other apprentices when attending the Oral Health Centre TAFE facility for some theory sessions. We are located in the modern facility at the Oral Health Centre of WA in Nedlands. This is also the training centre for dentists, oral health therapists and dental laboratory assistants.

Gain these skills
  • Produce specialised dental appliances including orthodontic, crowns, bridges and splints
  • Conduct infection control
  • Implement Workplace Health and Safety
  • Engage in dental laboratory administration
  • Fabricate dental models and trays and make mouthguards
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Have a desire for unsurpassed quality, consistency and great attention to detail
  • Good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • Able to relate easily to a broad range of people
  • Able to work autonomously and in a team environment
  • Well organised and with strong time management skills

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Page last updated May 16, 2019