The design of the course enables graduates to practice in accordance with the Australian Dental Council (ADC) professional competencies of the new qualified Dental Hygienist, and the course is approved for delivery by the ADC.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene)
The course has a focus on oral health and the Dental Board of Australia (DBA) scope of practice of a dental hygienist to provide services for all ages in:
- Education to prevent oral disease
- Promotion of healthy oral behaviours
This may include periodontal and gingival treatment, preventative services and other oral care.
To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 34 core units consisting of 9 national units of competency and 25 enterprise units of competency.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.
of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
* 2020 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings