Pursue a career as a dental assistant, hygienist, technician or prosthetist

TAFE SA dental courses use a flexible learning and assessment approach that reflects current science and practice in dentistry. Courses are available in dental care fields including radiography, practice management, technology, prosthetics and hygiene.

Dental Courses

Skill Sets Help… National Code
Skill Set in Dental radiographyHLTSS00060
Short Courses Help… Duration
Introduction to Dental Assisting8 weeks
Apprenticeships and Traineeships Help… National Code
Certificate III in Dental AssistingHLT35015
Certificate IV in Dental AssistingHLT45015

360 Degrees: Dental

Want to know what it's like to work as a dental nurse? Click on the image for a 360-degree view of our simulated dental facilities and learn what it's like to undergo practical training at TAFE SA. (Note: this component requires Flash support).

The dental clinic includes:

  • computer facilities in all 28 surgeries
  • decontamination room that exemplifies best practice in dental infection control
  • 8 intraoral radiography units and a panoramic radiography unit with digital facilities
  • a demonstration area utilising intraoral and extraoral cameras with large LCD displays.

360 Degrees: Dental

Want to know what it's like to work as a dental nurse? Click on the image for a 360-degree view of our simulated dental facilities and learn what it's like to undergo practical training at TAFE SA. (Note: this component requires Flash support).

The South Australian Broadband Research and Education Network (SABRENet)

SABRENet allows high-definition real-time demonstrations and interaction with other institutions, as well as local demonstrations in the clinic. The SA Dental Service operates a four-chair community service out of the TAFE SA Dental Clinic, providing TAFE SA dental hygiene and dental prosthetics students with a source of patients. Dentistry students from The University of Adelaide also use the clinic, working with TAFE SA dental assisting students.