Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

Duration Up to 12 months Part Time
National CodeHLT45015
TAFE SA CodeTP00995
Example Career ProfileDental Workers/ Dental AssistantsDental Workers/ Dental Assistants
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On completion of this course, you will have gained the education and training in advanced dental assisting skills practice. Through this course you will have developed the knowledge, skills, behaviours, attitudes, values and judgements that will enable you to; provide an advanced level of chairside and clinical assistance to the operator, provide an oral health education program that promotes good oral health as part of general good health and implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures.


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Gilles Plains Workplace Opening 13 Aug 2018

Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be working in a related industry and have a Certificate III in Dental Assisting. You must provide evidence of this when you enrol.
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

    Important Information

    • This course closes on Thursday 31st May. Offers will be made on 1st June. You will be required to attend a compulsory information and enrolment event on Wednesday 6th June between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm. Classes commence on Wednesday 13th June 2018.
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    Employment Outcomes

    Dental Assistant.

    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

    Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (HLT45015)
    This qualification provides the knowledge and skills necessary to provide an advanced level of chairside assistance to the operator, including contributing to the quality of dental care provided through well developed communication skills, providing an oral health education program that promotes good oral health as part of general good health, as well as implementing and monitoring infection control policy and procedures. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 3 core units and 4 elective units.

    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.

    Credit Transfer

    Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

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    The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.